For the LGBTQIA+ community, the Riverside Avondale neighborhoods have been a longstanding and supportive place to work, live and play.

In 1978, just four years after Riverside Avondale Preservation was founded, a Pride picnic was hosted in Willowbranch Park, marking what would later become the home of Jacksonville’s annual Pride Parade and Festival. This month, join us in participating in pride events hosted at Riverside Arts Market or throughout the neighborhood to learn how you can support the LGBTQI+ community as an ally and friend.

River City Pride

Jax River City Pride, Inc. is a Nonprofit 501(c)3, All-Volunteer organization inspired to make a long-lasting impact in Jacksonville’s LGBTQA+ Community. Celebrated in October, River City Pride welcomes everyone to come together and enjoy the celebration of our community. This organization’s mission statement and policy is to provide equal opportunities/support without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Alewife Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Tasting Room

The vision behind Alewife was to create a welcoming environment for people to explore, discover, and enjoy all that craft beer has to offer. During this month and beyond, Alewife always hopes everyone feels the strength and support to embrace and love themselves unapologetically. ⁣Follow their page to stay updated on events they have planned! Upcoming is Adult Coloring Night: Pride Edition⁣ on 6/5, Open Mic Storytelling: Hide & Seek⁣ on 6/6 and more!


From the beginning, Cultivate has stood by the principles of equality and acceptance. They believe everyone deserves to be celebrated for who they are, and we’re proud to be an ally and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether you’re shopping, attending an event, or simply dropping by for a chat, know that you are always welcome here. The Cultivate team is committed to providing a space to be yourself without fear or judgment.

Celebrate Pride Month by spreading love, showing support, and embracing the beautiful diversity that makes our community so special.

Pride at RAM

Produced by Riverside Arts Market artist, Kathleen Hill of Kismet Art Studios, the Pride Tree at RAM was created on October 29, 2022, and has become a must-see each Saturday. Every weekend in June you can find a new theme, decorations, Free Mom Hugs, and activities geared to show support to the LGBTQIA+ community. Come say hi!

Sun-Ray Cinema

See some the best films around at Sun-Ray Cinema! From cult classics to fan-favorites, Sun-Ray will feature hit movis during the month of Pride.

Dart Bar

Add the QUEER Summer Beach Party to your list of must-go-to events this month!
Join the Dart Bar for a night of fun in the sun at Dart Bar & Games. Get ready to dance, mingle, and celebrate with the LGBTQ+ community. Let loose and show off your best beach attire as they party the night away. Don’t miss out on this epic event filled with music, drinks, and good vibes. Get ready to make some new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Know about more events? Email us so we can keep adding on!