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Saturday, June 8: 9:30-3 pm

This family event welcomes children and adults of all ages. Activities and events will honor and celebrate diversity within our community throughout the day. Come dressed to “Be the rainbow!” We invite attendees to wear bright colors, unicorn t-shirts, tutus… whatever makes attendees feel happy and full of pride!

THE RAFFLE: FABULOUS GIFT BASKETS (3) that will be on display at hello again books all day on June 10th. Three drawings (one for each of the gift baskets) will take place at 2:45pm, June, 10, 2023, at hello again books. Participants do not need to be present to win.

To enter, purchase $1 raffle tickets at hello again books throughout the day. 100% of the raffle goes to Be the Rainbow! There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual can purchase! Bring CASH!

Are you a local business, artist, or maker who wants to donate something to the FABULOUS GIFT BASKETS? Just bring your donation by and make sure we get a picture so we can promote your awesomeness!

Here's our full-day schedule of fun for our Be the Rainbow event on Saturday, June 8, 2024!


  • 9:30 am - Rainbow Pet Parade co-hosted by Tails at the Barkery: Start at the Gazebo and walk through the village with your colorfully adorned pet! should probably dress up, right? Swing by Tails at the Barkery (a totally pooch-loving co-host for this event) with your lovely doggies! There will be best-dressed awards!

  • @10:30 am - Pulse Remembrance and Moment of Silence: June 12th marks the 7th anniversary of the Pulse shooting. In honor of those we lost, survivors, those who lost someone close to them, and all who were impacted, we hold a short ceremony with a moment of silence.

  • 11:10 am - Drag Queen Story Time: A community member will read a book or two in the Myrt Tharpe Square gazebo!

  • 11:10 am-2:30 pm - Be the Rainbow Sticker Scavenger Hunt! Get your map at hello again books (or digitally!) and explore the village! Collect a sticker from each of the participating stores identified on the map. Feel free to wear your stickers or keep them for later… have fun and collect them all!

  • 2 pm – Raffle Drawing: We'll draw the winners of the FABULOUS GIFT BASKET RAFFLE at hello again books

  • 2:30 pm: Bike parade, co-hosted by The Village Cycle Shoppe: Bike riders will loop around the waterfront park 2-3 times, with awards for best bike and rider decorations presented after the ride.

  • 3: pm – Bike Parade Awards & Closing Ceremony for Be the Rainbow! Join us as The Village Cycle Shoppe hands out awards in the outdoor area at The Village Idiot! Enjoy music and comradery as we wrap up a great Be the Rainbow 2023!

This event is for EVERYONE! Friends, families, kids, adults, seniors, allies... EVERYONE!

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