DeLand Pride Block Party.

block party 2.jpg

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:

Ginger Beer



DJ Sean Doyle

2018 DeLand Pride Drag Show Performers


Black Magix


Diesel Beer


Miss DeLand Pride - J’Miyah Lewinski


Mr. DeLand Pride - Kirk Davinci


Community Marketplace

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

Non Profit and Community Organizations

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.

  • Abbey Bar DeLand - Beer Garden

  • Odd Elixir MeadWorks - Beer Garden

  • Local Take Out Menu Station - Space 40

  • Mama T's Sweet Treats - Space 41

  • Twisted Chopstick - Space 42

  • Nitah's Savory Sweets - Space 43

  • Centro Tea Company - Space 44


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. 

Teen Outreach

  • Complexion Studios - Space 56

  • Collective Cares - Space 57 & 58

  • Gay Straight Alliance - Space 59

  • Zebra Coalition - Space 60

  • Out of the Closet Boutique - Space 61

  • The House Next Door - Space 62

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?

Name *
Phone *

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 Rules

  • 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.