What is Pride Fest?
We are proud to have made history in 2019 with the first "Bay Pride" festival ever to be held in Panama City! The outpouring of community and sponsor support was astounding. An estimated 2,000 folks attended the 1st Annual Bay Pride Panama City.
With COVID putting us on a brief pause, we came back in 2022 bigger and better than ever with over 70 vendors, live music, a drag extravaganza, and much much more! We estimate that over 5,000 people came out for 2022 and we are now aiming for something even BIGGER in 2023!
Bay Pride 2023
Why Should You Sponsor Bay Pride?
1. The largest family-friendly Pride Festival in a 100 mile radius
2. The largest LGBTQ+ gathering in Panama City history, with thousands of attendees
3. Ideal opportunity to talk face-to-face with thousands of potential customers
4. One year of promotion on our social media and at our events
5. Exclusive sponsorships in key areas
Pride sponsorship benefits extend for one full year. Your company will be recognized on the Center's website, in print ads, posters, flyers, and on a banner used throughout the year at community events!
Your support will allow us to advance our 501(c)(3) organization’s goals related to education, advocacy and celebration; expand our Scholarship Program benefiting LGBTQ+ high school students; and continue to offer the only all-inclusive LGBTQ+ youth program in the Florida Panhandle. Sponsorship of our Pride event also helps provide a great, family-friendly festival for the entire community.
Pride is an excellent opportunity for you to brand and market your company to the thousands of people who will attend the event. Every year, a combination of marketing channels including social media, print, website/web links, and visual marketing will be used to maximize the visibility of our Pride Partners.