Pensacola, Florida
Wednesday May 23rd 2018


Never a Dull Moment

Memorial Day weekend—sometimes referred to as Memorial Day Pride or Pensacola Beach Pride*—comes with no shortage of parties. For those who aren’t exhausted after a day (or four) on the beach, below is a quick rundown of the nighttime events scheduled on both Pensacola Beach and downtown for LGBT revelers and friends.

On the Beach

Pensacola Beach is the star of the Memorial Day weekend show. Pretty much every beach bar is bustling that weekend, but a couple of multi-night events are scheduled along the Quietwater Boardwalk.

Kristy Lee Presents: Unleashed
Thursday, May 22 through Sunday, May 25
9 p.m.—2:30 a.m. each day
GA four-day passes are $80; VIP passes are $150
Flounders, 800 Quietwater Beach Road

Sexacola Pride presented by My Sisters Room, JAMI ATL and Jen-Chase Daniels
Thursday, May 22 through Sunday, May 25
8 p.m. each day
Four-day passes are $75; individual day tickets will be sold at the door
Capt’n Funs Beach Club, 400 Quietwater Beach Road

In Town

Sing and Play at The Cabaret
Though it was hit hard during the flash flood in April, The Cabaret bounced back and is open for business for Memorial Day weekend. With events running Wednesday through Sunday, The Cabaret is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a variety of nightly parties. Visiting from Atlanta especially for Memorial Day are The Armorettes, who will perform to benefit AHA! (Against HIV and AIDS) on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Wednesday, May 21
8:30 p.m. Whiz Kid Trivia

Thursday, May 22
8 p.m. Karaoke

Friday, May 23
10:30 p.m. and Midnight Jarvis Derrell #SheHasHadIt Live Readings

Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25
10:30 p.m. The Armorettes

Monday, May 26
9 p.m. Karaoke

The Cabaret
101 S. Jefferson St.
607-2020 or

Dance, Dance, Dance at Emerald City
Local institution Emerald City is focusing all their efforts this year on parties at the downtown location, including Emerald City itself and its adjoining, sister bar The Otherside. House DJs Orlando Ricardo and Jay-R are working hard all weekend, but get a break on Saturday when EC welcomes guest DJ Roland Belmares. Ages 18 and up are welcome at all of the weekend’s parties, which run Thursday through Monday.

Thursday, May 22
9 p.m. Foreplay with DJ Orlando Ricardo

Friday, May 23
6—8 p.m. Beach Bing with Lauren Mitchell at The Otherside
9 p.m. Strip Down with DJ JAY-R

Saturday, May 24
9 p.m. Sweat with DJ Roland Belmares

Sunday, May 25
9 p.m. Friction Blacklight Underwear Party with DJ Jay-R

Monday, May 26
9 p.m. Climax Memorial Day Drink and Drown with DJ Jay-R

Emerald City
406 E. Wright St.
433-9491 or

*Not to be confused with PensacolaPRIDE, an annual event produced by Gay Grassroots of Northwest Florida. PensacolaPRIDE takes place this year from Saturday, June 21 through Saturday, June 28. For more information and a full schedule of community events, visit: