Trip report

PrideFest: Lake Worth & the Palm Beaches

Social Event DATE: 03/26/2017 - 03/26/2017

Trip/Event Location: Lake Worth, FL
US

Trip Leader(s): Mrwritenow

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Max # People: 100

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy

Join the LGBTQ community to celebrate Palm Beach PrideFest Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26, 2017, noon to 6 pm both days in Bryant Park, downtown Lake Worth. I always do the par... Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

DIRECTIONS TO BRYANT PARK

North of Lake Worth

  • I-95 South to 10th Avenue North
  • 10th Avenue go east to South Dixie Highway
  • South Dixie Highway south to Lake Avenue
  • Lake Avenue east to Bryant Park
  • Parking along side streets

South of Lake Worth

  • I-95 North to 6th Avenue South
  • 6th Avenue go east to South Dixie Highway
  • South Dixie Highway north to Lake Avenue
  • Lake Avenue east to Bryant Park
  • Parking along side streets

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

PrideFest of Lake Worth & the Palm Beaches

Two full members and three guests met up on Lake Avenue to watch the parade. We purchased our tickets from street vendors ($10) before the parade, which lasted for about an hour. The small town parade had drag queens, hot bodied boys, politicians and local personalities, youth and senior groups, religious houses of worship, several local and national  businesses, municipal and school police, a marching band, and members of advocacy groups like NOW and the ACLU. 

Following the parade, we filed into Bryant Park along with 2700+ others for the main part of PrideFest. In the onslaught I found two of the guests but lost Carlos and Tom, the other guest. We wondered through the tents to see what was being offered by various vendors and listened to the performers, which were all quite good.  We purchased food to eat and rested under the shade of trees to watch all sizes of dogs play as well as to oogle at a bare chested Hercules playing frisbee with his son. 

About 3 o'clock I received a text to meet Carlos at his home (about 1.5 miles away) for a BBQ. Carlos' home is gorgeous, to say the least, and was the perfect gathering place after the crowd and noise of PrideFest. From about 4-6, he, Tom, and I chatted and chuckled about all manner of topics from landscaping, renovations, sightseeing, horror stories, politics, and food. After hors d'oeuvres of various cheeses and crackers, Carlos served a pork dish with his own homemade marinade along with a crisp baguette and salad. He topped off dinner with a mango sorbet. Unfortunately, not from his mango tree. Next time! 

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Members That Participated

Mrwritenow

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Boca Raton, FL


United States
JPHiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lake Worth, FL


United States
JPHiker Mar 29, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Great fun to be here and queer with GO in Lake Worth. We should make this a yearly event

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