DeLand Pride Block Party.
Oct 20, 2018 | 2pm to 7pm
Our annual DeLand Pride Block Party was first held in the fall of 2016 to celebrate LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day. Attendance was expected to be around 200 to 250 but we far surpassed those initial estimates. That first year, attendance was estimated at around 750 people. The following year’s Block Party involved a new location and an expansion of services including free onsite HIV testing, flu shots, community outreach from a variety of nonprofits, health and counselling services, and many other amazing vendors and entertainment.
DeLand Pride is very excited to be expanding our Block Party once again. This year's festival will be held on October 20, 2018 from 2pm to 7pm and will span the entire western block of Indiana Ave in the heart of Downtown DeLand. New additions this year include a Pet Zone, Kids Zone, Teen Outreach Area, and a Health and Wellness Area.
Schedule of Events
Entertainment Sponsored By Lane Lennon Commercial Insurance
2:00pm - Opening words provided by Caitlin White of Collective and National Anthem performed by Jessica Flood
2:10pm - Stolen Spirit: Taking Back the Sacred Talk and Discussion by Collective Cares at Booth 56
2:45pm - Community Welcome by Barb Girtman and Kevin Reid
3:00pm - Drag Show featuring MacKenzie, Black Magix, and Mr. DeLand Pride - Kirk Davinci
3:30pm - Community Welcome by Bob Apgar and Pride Flag presentation
3:45pm - Drag Queen Story Time
4:15pm to 4:45pm - Drag Show featuring Azhia, Diesel Beer, and Miss DeLand Pride - J’Miyah Lewinski
5:15pm - Live Performance by Flaming Babylon
6:00pm to 7:00pm - Finale Show featuring Ginger Beer, Azhia, Mackenzie, and Mr. and Miss DeLand Pride
drag show hosted by:
DJ Sean Doyle
2018 DeLand Pride Drag Show Performers
Miss DeLand Pride - J’Miyah Lewinski
Mr. DeLand Pride - Kirk Davinci
Our community marketplace is open to businesses and community organizations which support the LGBTQ Community in DeLand and beyond. The unique variety of products, crafts, and services offered creates one of the most diverse and eclectic markets in the area.
Gate and Information - Space 1 & 2
Businesses and Artists
Gay Days - Space 3
Marsy’s Law for Florida - Space 4
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Space 5
Spiral Spectrum - Space 6
Twisted Terran - Space 7
Love 2 Stitch- Space 8 & 9
Gary Curtis - Space 10
Like a Cat Crafts - Space 11
The Denim Dive and Boutique - Space 12
Unicorn Delights - Space 13
Spiritual Readings by Marie Page - Space 14
Mystic Ridge Soap Company - Space 15
Old Town Discovery Center - Space 16
Designed 4 U - Space 17
SIS - Space 18
Bath Fitter - Space 19
Red's Gems and Jewelry - Space 20
Matt Garrett Ceramics - Space 30
Non Profit and Community Organizations
Volusia Flagler ACLU - Space 21
Florida Hospital Health and Wellness Zone
From mental health to HIV testing and everything in between, our Health and Wellness Zone features local healthcare and mental health professionals that are understanding, accepting, and inclusive.
Food and Drink
You can't have a party without food and drink. Stay tuned to this year's food and beverage offerings.
Wily Owl Kids Zone
DeLand Pride strives to create an event that embodies our Mission and Values. That would not be possible without including the youngest members of our family. We are very happy to introduce the Wily Owl Kids Zone to our 2018 Block Party.
Whiskers Doggie Fun Zone
And let's not forget our furry family.
Your Vote Counts - Meet the Candidates
Andrew Gillum for Governor - Space 63
Volusia Democratic Party - Space 64
Barb Girtman for County Council - Space 65
Kevin Reid for City Commision - Space 66
Interested in Volunteering?
Block Party Vendor Application
We are no longer accepting vendor applications. If any additional vendor spaces become available we will announce it on our Facebook page. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Block Party Planning Committee.
All registered vendors will receive an email 7 to 10 days prior to the event with load in and set up information. If your name is listed above your registration is complete and you have a space reserved for October 20th!
Vendor spaces are open to businesses and community organizations which support the LGBTQ Community in DeLand and beyond.
Vendor fees are non refundable.
Event is rain or shine.
Unless otherwise indicated, your space is 10'x10'.
The event is outdoors. You must supply your own tent, table, and any additional supplies.
Any and all sales tax collection is the responsibility of each individual vendor.
Food Truck vendors are required to submit a copy of your DeLand City License.
This is a family friendly event. Any offensive material will be removed immediately.
All vendor spaces are on a first come, first serve basis. Spaces are limited.
Set up will be Saturday 10/20/18 from 11am to 1pm. All food trucks must be in place NO LATER than 1pm, no exceptions.
Tear down will be Saturday 10/20/18 from 7pm to 8pm. We ask that you not break down early.