By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD
Special to the PRESS
Jay Carlsen, owner of The Upper Deck hotel and bar, along with Keith George, owner of the Purple Pig
toy store, and a committee of ten others, have been organizing a fun-filled week for joining together the LGBTQ community.
From October 9-13, South Padre Island will be hosting the very first annual
“SPI Pride Week,” where the LGBTQ community, friends, families and allies are coming together for a 5-day event, celebrating diversity, equality, and dignity.
With daily festivities ranging from crowning Mr. and Mrs. Pride, to pool parties and a party pride cruise, twenty-three different entertainers from all over Texas will be performing at the evening events.
Sunday, October 13, will commence with a parade down Padre Boulevard, making this the first Street Pride Parade in the Rio Grande Valley. Following the parade, a farewell party will be hosted at the Upper Deck.
Please visit spipride.com or call the Upper Deck for more information at 956761-5953. Please note that activities are for adults only, but children may attend the Pride Parade.