Corpus Christi Readies for Third Annual Pride Celebration

(Photo courtesy Corpus Christi Pride)

Organizers in Corpus Christi’s LGBTQ community are busy preparing for the third annual Pride celebration, which this year consists of 10 days of events including a parade and block party.

The Corpus Christi Pride celebrations will take place from June 2 to 13. They are being presented by the Mosaic Project of South Texas, a non-profit organization.

“PRIDE 2019 represents months of preparation and substantial work by our community volunteers,” said Bill Hoelscher, president of the Mosaic Project. “We couldn’t have accomplished our largest Pride celebration to date without the community’s support and our incredible sponsors who will make this celebration possible.”

Corpus Christi’s observance of Pride month has grown considerably since 2017, the first year it was held. That initial celebration consisted of an evening parade which ended in front of the House of Rock, where an Art Show Fundraiser took place.

This year’s events include the local movie premiere of “Rocketman,” comedy nights, a pub crawl, a youth prom, a Pride wedding, a Trans Pride observance, a poetry night and an afternoon parade followed by a block party.

The Pride Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, with Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales serving as Grand Marshal. The parade steps off at 3 p.m. at Shoreline Blvd. and Mann Street, then runs south along Shoreline to Water’s Edge Park, where the block party will be held.

Third Annual Corpus Christi Pride, June 2 -13. Use this link for a complete list of events and to register for participation in the Pride Parade and to reserve a Block Party booth.

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