St Pete Pride’s Red & Green returns with celebrity host, after party

ABOVE: Red & Green 2021 attendees. Photo by Ryan Williams-Jent.

ST. PETERSBURG | St Pete Pride will hold the Red & Green Party at Sunken Gardens Dec. 3 from 7-10 p.m., celebrating the season with the organization’s long-running, 21+ holiday fundraiser.

Sunken Gardens is billed as the city’s oldest living museum, featuring more than 50,000 plants, flowers and more. Last year’s Red & Green Party welcomed 600 of St Pete Pride’s supporters to the popular venue.

“The Red & Green Party … offers a meaningful experience to attendees and promises a wonderful holiday party atmosphere,” St Pete Pride announced Nov. 9. “As the non-profit’s major fundraising event, it also encompasses a time of giving, allowing St Pete Pride to raise needed funds to keep key Pride month events free to the public.”

As in years past, attendees can expect an evening of entertainment, drinks and dancing. The evening’s celebrity guide is one of the newer additions.

Red & Green 2022 will be hosted by actor and activist Jai Rodriguez, who rose to prominence as one of the stars on Bravo’s original “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” In recent years he’s been seen on Netflix’s LGBTQ series “Uncoupled” and Billy Eichner’s LGBTQ film “Bros.”

Tickets are $75 and include an open bar, light bites and other perks. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Southwest Florida Pride and Naples Pride, two LGBTQ organizations which were impacted by Hurricane Ian earlier this year.

“This fun and friend filled fundraiser would not be possible with the generosity of our partners, the Lewandowski Group, PM1 and Love the Golden Rule, Inc.,” St Pete Pride added. “We look forward to celebrating with you all!”

Following this year’s festivities, Cocktail will hold the official after party. Starting at 10 p.m., the LGBTQ hotspot hopes to keep the party going with cocktails, entertainment and dancing. Shereé Whitfield, an original cast member of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” will host.

“We are thrilled to be the official after party of St Pete Pride’s Red & Green Party,” Cocktail shared Nov. 12.

VIP tickets are available for $100 and include two complimentary cocktails, a private VIP entrance and bar with a covered seating area at The Wet Spot. The price will also include a meet and greet.

Tickets for Red & Green and the official after party are on sale now. Read more below.

St Pete Pride’s Red & Green Party will be held at Sunken Gardens Dec. 3 from 7-10 p.m., located at 1825 4th St. N. in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $75. Read more and purchase yours here.

The official Red & Green After Party will be held at Cocktail, located at 2355 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. VIP tickets are $100 and can be purchased here.

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