Florida Pagan Pride Day Events 2016

Pagan Pride DayIt may only be the middle of Summer, but we’re updating the information for Pagan Pride Day (PPD) events around Florida. Are you looking to participate in Pagan Pride Day events in your area, but aren’t sure when or where they might be? Or are you planning to attend a PPD event and want to know if members of EMLC will be there so that you can meet us and see if you want to join our Local Council (here’s a hint – you absolutely do!) We will be keeping this page up to date with PPD events around Florida, and noting which ones will have EMLC’ers attending. Keep checking back as we will add more events as we hear about them! Find local events in your area at the PPD site.

Ft. Lauderdale Pagan Pride Day

September 24, 2016
12p-7pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Free with non-perishable food or clothing donation
MoonPathCUUPS PPD

The MoonPath Chapter of CUUPS is hosting the 18th annual Pagan Pride Day. It’s a celebration of Mabon plus Family Picnic. Bring your non-perishable food items and clothing to be donated to the Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County.

Bring your own picnic food and drink, or purchase from the delicious King of CUUPS Catering. There will be fun for all ages including drumming, vending, crafts, tarot readings and so much more. Doors open at noon and the event culminates with the Autumn Equinox Ritual in Scottish Tradition at 5:30pm.

Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day

October 15, 2016
10a-6p
Savannas Recreation Area, Ft. Pierce
Free, with non-perishable food donation
http://www.tcppd.org
Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Days
RSVP for Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day

In it’s third year at the beautiful Savannas Recreation Area in Ft. Pierce, Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day (TCPPD) is shaping up to be a terrific event! There will be plenty of workshops, along with a performances by amazing artists.

Admission to this all-day family-friendly event is free. You are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food. These donations will go directly to the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Interested in vending? Click here for the vendor application!

Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day

September 18, 2016
Free, though donations are accepted to help keep the event going as well as items for their charity drives
Garden Club of Jacksonville
Website: Jacksonville Pagan Pride Alliance
Jax Pagan Pride Alliance
RSVP for the Jacksonville PPD Event!

Festivities include educational workshops and demonstrations, local vendors, music, Pagan covens and groups, local nonprofit organizations, charity drives, silent auctions, and more! Event is both indoors and outdoors, flowing from the ballroom to the beautiful fountain courtyard. Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day is aimed to provide a safe and fun environment to help spread accurate information about earth-based religions, build community, support local charities, and aid in activism of Paganism and religious tolerance. For those that are of a Pagan religion, it helps to foster your identity and provide educational and community sources of support and guidance. For others, this event helps you to better understand your Pagan family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. It is locally coordinated by Sanctuary: Realms of Spiritual Growth, an open Pagan group.

Volusia County Pagan Pride Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10am-4pm
Ormond UU Church, 55 N. Halifax Drive
Free with a food donation or donation of pet food/items.
Volusia Pagan Pride Day

Join the wonderful pagans of Volusia County during their Pagan Pride Day celebration! Enjoy a day of workshops and venders with a Harvest Ritual to follow. In the area? Why not be a vendor, or share some knowledge by presenting a workshop?! Click here to email VCPPD directly!


Do you know of a PPD event in FL that’s not on our list? Please let us know in the comments so we can add it asap!

Florida Pagan Pride Day Events!

Pagan Pride DayAre you looking to participate in Pagan Pride Day events in your area, but aren’t sure when or where they might be? Will you be attending a PPD event and want to know if members of EMLC will be there so that you can meet us and see if you want to join our Local Council (here’s a hint – you absolutely do!)? We will be keeping this page up to date with PPD events around Florida, and noting which ones will have EMLC’ers attending. Keep checking back as we will add more events as we hear about them! Find local events in your area at the PPD site.

Ft. Lauderdale Pagan Pride Day

Date:  September 19, 2015
Time:  12p-7pm
Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale
Admission:  Free with non-perishable food or clothing donation
Website:  MoonPathCUUPS PPD

The MoonPath Chapter of CUUPS is hosting the 17th annual Pagan Pride Day. It’s a celebration of Mabon plus Family Picnic. Bring your non-perishable food items and clothing to be donated to the Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County.

Bring your own picnic food and drink, or purchase from the delicious King of CUUPS Catering. There will be fun for all ages including drumming, vending, crafts, tarot readings and so much more. Doors open at noon and the event culminates with the Autumn Equinox Ritual in Scottish Tradition at 5:30pm.

Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day

Date: October 10, 2015
Time: 10a-6p
Location: Savannas Recreation Area, Ft. Pierce
Admission: Free, with non-perishable food donation
Website: http://www.tcppd.org
Facebook: Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day

In it’s second year at the beautiful Savannas Recreation Area in Ft. Pierce, Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day (TCPPD) is shaping up to be a terrific event! There will be plenty of workshops ranging on topics from Amulets to Mead making, along with a performances by amazing artists like Mama Gina. The Veggie Love food truck will be there making sure no one goes hungry.  The theme this year is “Walking the Labyrinth”.

Admission to this all-day family-friendly event is free. You are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food. These donations will go directly to the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

Volusia County Pagan Pride Day

Date: October 10, 2015
Time: 10a-4pm
Location: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach, FL
Admission: Free, with non-perishable food donation
Facebook: Volusia Pagan Pride Day

Will you be near Ormond Beach this October 10th? Why not check out the Volusia County Pagan Pride Day event! This PPD event will feature vendors, workshops, live bands, crafts and so much more. Their Mabon ritual will start at 4:30pm, so be sure to finish up your shopping and networking so that you can take part. Sponsored by the Our Sacred Circle Ormond Beach CUUPS. Your non-perishable food donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank.


Do you know of a PPD event in FL that’s not on our list? Please let us know so we can add it asap!

First Treasure Coast Pagan Pride a Success!

The first Pagan Pride Day on the Treasure Coast took place Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Fort Pierce, FL. Clouds loomed early in the day during setup, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the staff volunteers or their organizer, Kathy Lezon. “I was confident we would have a great event, rain or shine, but I’m grateful that Mother Nature granted us bright sun and constant breeze,” said Lezon after the event.

125 people came and enjoyed the beautiful scenery provided by The Savannas Recreation Area, while shopping at various vendors and getting to speak with representatives of local Pagan groups. Pagan DJ, Jerry J. also known as The Ragin’ Pagan, provided a great mix of Pagan music during the event.

A ritual by Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship started the day and a later Harvest Ritual was presented by the staff of Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day. Workshops included Oghams: Reading the Staves, Poppets: Not Your Grandma’s Voodoo Dolls, and an Introduction to Polytheistic Practice.

A midday concert by Mama Gina was a huge hit with the audience singing along to songs like “Ruby” and “Cerridwen’s Cauldron”.  The kids enjoyed a bounce house, crafts, and “Hippy” the Clown.

Mama Gina performs at the first Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day
Mama Gina performs at the first Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day

The Pagan Pride Project is a non-profit organization whose aims are to promote understanding of Paganism, support various charities, and bring Pagan communities closer together. The first ever Pagan Pride Day was held on September 19, 1998. There are now over 1000 Pagan Pride Days in the United States, and almost 50 international events.

Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day also hosted a food drive for the Treasure Coast Food Bank, and collected 165lbs of food. Most Pagan Pride Days host a food drive for delivery to a local food bank or animal shelter.

More information about the Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day can be found at http://www.tcppd.org, Facebook and Twitter.

It’s Pagan Pride Day Season!

It’s Pagan Pride Day season, and members of Everglades Moon Local Council are ready to represent! It seems that each year, there’s new Pagan Pride Days (PPD) for EMLC’ers to attend, and members are always happy to man a table, chat with other pagans and witches, and just have a fun time.  These events tend to include good food, reconnection with old friends, introductions of new friends, amazing vendors, community building rituals, and more.

Here’s a break-down of the PPD events going on in Florida. If you know of one that’s not listed, please let us know in the comments! To find a PPD in your area, head over to the Pagan Pride Site and type in your zip code.

We invite you to connect with EMLC members at these events. You’ll be able to find us manning vendor tables and probably laughing very loudly with each other!

Saturday, September 13 – Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day
This is the first year of PPD on the Treasure Coast! TCPPD will be held at the lovely Savannas Recreation Area on Midway Road in Ft. Pierce. Doors open at 10:00am and the event ends at 6pm.  In between will be great workshops, including Oghams – Reading the Staves, Poppets – Not your Grandma’s Voodoo Dolls, and an Introduction to Polytheistic Practice. At 1:30 will be the Harvest Ritual, which everyone is invited to attend.  Be sure to stick around for Mama Gina’s concert at 3pm! And, of course, spend lots of money with the local vendors.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. You can support TCPPD in a variety of ways, including a teacup auction, photo shoot, book sale, or getting a one-on-one reading.

You are also asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Treasure Coast Food Bank.  The Treasure Coast Food Bank serves 100,000 people each week, including 35,000 children. Your donations will definitely make a difference!

Head over to the Treasure Coast Pagan Pride Day site, or visit their Facebook Page, for more details. Be sure to check in, take lots of pictures, and send them our way! We’d love to see and hear your experiences at this awesome event.

Saturday, September 20 – Ft. Lauderdale Pagan Pride Day
This is a perennial PPD, held each year at the United Universalist Church of Ft. Lauderdale on NW 21st Ave.  Sponsored as always by the Moon Path Chapter of CUUPS, this all-day event is always a hit.  Doors open at noon and the event runs until 7pm.  In it’s 11th year, this event is always one of the best places to meet new Pagans in South Florida.

This year will include an open mic Pagan Poetry hour, the very popular Labyrinth, a Sacred Movement Ritual Class, and family time for the kids.  The Autumn Equinox Ritual will start at 5:30pm.  And there will be yummy food available and plenty of local vendors for you to support!

Admission to this event is free.  Your non-perishable food donation and clothing donations will be donated to the Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drink and have a picnic!  Bring your drums and percussion instruments to lend your energies to ritual.

Visit the Ft. Lauderdale Pagan Pride Day site for more details. We look forward to hearing all about your day at this event!

Sunday, September 21 – Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day
The 14th Annual Jacksonville Pagan Pride Day is coming your way! Sponsored by the Jacksonville Pagan Pride Alliance, this celebration is held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville on Riverside Avenue. Festivities will include spiritual workshops, music, charity drives, a community ritual, and more.

Like all other Pagan Pride Day events, this is a 100% family friendly day, and everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be an 11am opening blessing ritual, workshop by Mama Gina (she loves her Florida pagans!), and workshops on chakra balancing, crystals, the Right Use of Anger Magic, and so much more. If you have little ones, make sure they check out the Bean Spirit Animal Craft workshop and the Leave Silhouette Craft workshop, too! The Autumn Equinox/Harvest Ritual will be at 4pm.

Admission to this event is free, though donations are greatly appreciated to help JPPA keep this popular event going. Your donation of non-perishable food items will benefit Waste Not Want Not Florida.  And bring your Pet Supplies, as those will be donated to First Coast No More Homeless Pets!

Their Website is filled with TONS of information, so be sure to check it out. Connect with them also via their Facebook page, and be sure to join their Meetup so that you can be sure to meet all the fabulous pagans in the area!

Saturday, October 11 – Volusia County Pagan Pride Day
The PPD fun does not end once the calendar flips to October! Volusia is holding it’s PPD the 2nd weekend of October. This fun event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society on Halafax Drive in Ormond Beach, FL.

Doors open at 10am and the event runs through 4pm.  This event is sponsored by Our Sacred Circle Ormond Beach CUUPS.

Non-perishable food donations will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Be sure to check out their Facebook Page for more details!

More Pagan Pride Days to have EMLC Representation

Last weekend’s Pagan Pride Day in Ft. Lauderdale was a huge success!  Not only did EMLC’ers get to rub elbows with local pagans, but there were some fabulous handmade crafts all around the UU! Perhaps most prominent were the goodies at the EMLC table, made with love by members of our local council.  EMLC members posted pictures of the table during the event.  Here’s just a few…

In case you weren’t able to get down to Ft. Lauderdale to see us, members of EMLC will be at other Pagan Pride Day events around the state!  These include:

Orlando Pagan Pride Day: Saturday, October 13.  The 4th Annual PPD in Orlando!
Tallahassee Pagan Pride Day:  Sunday, September 23.  Includes workshops by EMLC members!
Volusia Pagan Pride Day:  Saturday, September 22.

EMLC members will be at all of the above PPD’s, so please stop by and say hello. They can answer any questions you have about us and will probably have a calendar or two on them if you’re interested in picking one up!

We can’t wait to see you at Pagan Pride Day!

 

EMLC’ers Planning to Take Pagan Pride Days by Storm

No, we’re not talking Hurricane Isaac, or anything like that. Members of Everglades Moon Local Council plan to attend as many Pagan Pride Day’s (PPD) around the great state of Florida as possible.

In the North, EMLC’ers will be participating in Tallahassee’s PPD on Sunday, September 23rd.  Members from Spiraling Heart Coven will be presenting workshops as well as manning (and woman’ing) a table filled with information about both EMLC and CoG.  Stop by and say hello to Coral, and leave an offering or prayer at their altar to Bridget.

In the South, members will be participating in Ft. Lauderdale’s PPD on Saturday, September 15th.  In it’s 14th year, PPD at the UU of Ft. Lauderdale is always a family day, filled with fun and activities, and a food drive as well. Members will be manning our EMLC information table where we will have tons of goodies for sale, including our own 2013 Calendar.  In addition, members have donated hand-crafted items that you can purchase.  You can get a sneak peak of the items we will have for sale at our Facebook page!

Let us know about how you are celebrating PPD in your area! We always love to hear how other pagans are spreading the word about both paganism and CoG.  If you’ve got pictures, even better!  We love to see pagans in action!!  We will be posting some of our own shots to our Facebook page after the celebrations.