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!