This weekend marks the 9th Annual St. Pete Pride Festival! With the theme “Pride in Paradise,” this is Florida’s largest Pride celebration. Spanning Thursday through Sunday at various locations in the St. Petersburg area, it includes a reception, fashion show, parade, beach party, street fair, guest speakers (including Olympic skater Johnny Weir), and more. This is an LGBT event not to be missed! Check out the official site for deets- http://www.stpetepride.com/index.php?/Events/Official-Pride-Weekend-Events

PCI is proud (that’s right, we’ve got pride!) to host Fire & Ice Weekend presented by our friends at Watermark. We have get-togethers, parties, and soirees planned all weekend long. It all kicks off tonight with a welcome party and movie by the pool. Friday is for lounging at the pool, to be followed by the Fire Party. On Saturday, choose between another lazy pool day (checking out the hotties in their skivvies, natch) or  taking the provided shuttle to the Grand Central District for the Pride Promenade. Saturday night is what we’re really looking forward to. We have not one, but two concurrent parties happening right here- the Ice Party, featuring DJ Luis Perez and fireworks, and the Women’s Heatwave Party, taking place in the upstairs banquet hall with huge balcony overlooking our garden. Wrap up the weekend with an all day Beach Party, where Outings & Adventures will be on hand with all kinds of “outdoorsy” activities.

We know it’s last minute, but we still have a few rooms available!  An unbelieveable deal, your room rate includes shuttle service to and from Pride events and admission to all of the Fire & Ice Parties. Call us now to book your stay, or check out Watermark Online to purchase tickets for the parties in advance! http://www.watermarkonline.com/fire-and-ice/buytickets.html