DeLand Pride’s Pride Month happenings are back and festive as ever! Show off your pride all during June with some exciting events across the West Volusia area, located between Daytona Beach and Orlando.
You can join in on community activities like bowling, Drag bingo, open mic, and Pride Night at the Jackie Robinson Ball Park, or get social at the Daytona Pride Happy Hour, Lake Helen Ice Cream Social, Dazzling Divas show, and Third Thursday Social. Check out below a description and schedule of events where you can show your Pride.
Rainbow Bowling Tournament
Roll Pride month off to a great start with the Rainbow Bowling Tournament! Kicking off DeLand Pride’s terrific lineup of events, the tournament will take place on Saturday, June 4 at the Sunshine Bowling Center in DeLand, FL. You’ll need a team of 4 people to participate and each time will get to play 3 games and a welcome drink.
For more information on the Rainbow Bowling Tournament, see here.
Cabaret and Cocktails
Ladies and Gentlemen, Queens, and Kings! In celebration of Pride Month, The Lounge at the Artisan Downtown Hotel will be hosting a very special Cabaret & Cocktails with Dazzling Divas on Sunday, June 5! Performances by The Incomparable Crystal Vahzz, The Dynamic Midori Sour, Ms. DeLand Pride 2022 The Elegant Aaliyah Nouveau, and new to our stage, Mr. DeLand Pride 2022, the Dashing King Neal Debonair. Including special guest performances by members of the House of Tucker, Chase Tucker, Twisted T, and our favorite ingénue, Bee Chāos Tucker!
Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, made by Artisan Bartenders Liberty and Dustin, and a delicious tapas menu from our restaurant, while the Divas entertain. A mix and mingle session will begin at 5 pm with a showtime at 6 pm.
For more information, see here.
Lake Helen Pride’s Ice Cream Social
This Ice Cream Social is Lake Helen Pride’s coming out celebration and first fundraiser! There will be music, a dessert bar, refreshments, and raffle prizes! 6 pm-9 pm at the old bank located at 142 S Lakeview Dr, 142 South Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Limited tickets are available at $25 per person.
For more information on Lake Helen Pride’s Ice Cream Social, see here.
Newcomer & Open Mic Night
Head to Abbey Bar in Downtown DeLand where you can sign up to show off your talent! Sign up in person at the Abbey Bar, first come, first served. This is a fun and diverse night so invite your friends and family to check out the show on June 6, at 7pm. Abbey Bar is located at 117 N Woodland Blvd in Downtown DeLand.
For more information on Newcomer & Open Mic Night, see here.
Marvel Universe Pride Night
Cafe DaVinci and Aaliyah Nouveau are excited to bring you the Marvel Universe in Deland! Join us on the outside main stage at 9 pm & 10:30 pm for our Drag show hosted by Aaliyah Nouveau with Kirk T. Davinci, Coco Cavalli, 92 & Erotica! Nicole & Blake behind the bar, our drink specials for the night include $4 Absolute Cocktails and $4 Rainbow Shots! With an indoor gaming area bar and outdoor bar and lounge area. Cafe DaVinci is located at 112 W Georgia Ave in Downtown DeLand.
FREE Entry for 21+ and $5 Cover for 18+.
Pulse Memorial & Benefit Show
Join DeLand Pride as they remember those lost in the Pulse tragedy at Cafe DaVinci on Sunday, June 12. Following a reading of the names lost and a memorial video, celebrate the victim’s memories with a benefit show, and the proceeds will be donated to the One Pulse Foundation.
For more information on the Pulse Memorial & Benefit Show, see here.
The pride doesn’t have to stop there! More Pride Events are being scheduled for the month of June and will be announced here. In addition, more information for all of these activities can be picked up in the Visitor Center located at 116 W. New York Avenue in Downtown DeLand, FL, or can be found online at www.visitwestvolusia.com. Please call 386-734-0162 for more information.