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The Complete Guide to Florida Pride 2020

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It’s coming. It’s right around the corner. Some are starting this weekend! It’s the beginning of pride season!

We are pumped for pride this year and, as always, Florida is the place to be for pride. Here we give you a break down of all the pride fests by month all over the state.

Without further ado, here is your complete guide to Florida pride for 2020!

February

Mr. and Miss Tampa Pride
February 9th

Held at Southern Nights in Tampa, this is a fun pageant to kick off pride season with a bang. This year’s theme is “Passionate in Purple” and contestants will be judged in three categories: evening/formal wear, an interview Q&A session, and talent.

Registration to compete opens at 4:00 PM and the doors open at 8:00 PM for the audience. You can get your tickets here.

Deland Pride Love is Love
February 15th

Celebrate love in Deland! This is a great street party that runs behind the Abbey Bar from 4 PM – 8 PM but the party goes all night. 

Get all the details here.

Gay8 Festival
February 16th

This incredible festival is when the rainbow takes over all of Little Havana in Miami. Gay8 (Gay Ocho) Festival is a Hispanic/Latino/Latinx hosted LGBTQ art, music, dance, food and cultural street festival in Miami. 

This is an event to behold stretching out for blocks around its epicenter at the famed Calle Ocho, which they turn into a full walkway to celebrate the festivities.

Learn more and get your tickets here.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride
February 20th – 23rd

A whole weekend of fun at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. The event runs from the 20th through the 23rd with different vendors throughout the weekend.

Click here to learn more.

March

Pride Cape Coral
March 6th – 7th, 2021

Attend Cape Coral’s 3rd annual pride and prepare to have a blast with a parade, tutu drag race, carnival games, food trucks, and more all in beautiful South Cape.

This two-day event starts on Saturday with a free street festival and then a drag brunch on Sunday where tickets can be purchased. 

Find out more here.

Pride Music and Art Festival Ybor City
March 8th

Let the Tampa Bay Pride Band entertain you at the Pride Music and Art Festival! This combined concert and art fest is a celebration of the visual and musical arts alive and well in the Tampa Bay Area.

The event takes place at the HCC Ybor City Performing Arts Building and tickets are only $15.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Gulfport Peace, Love, and Pride
March 14, 2021

This is a wonderful family-friendly celebration for everyone to embrace all people and all the love for the little town of Gulfport.

Come celebrate all that makes Gulfport a wonderful place to live from 12 PM – 6 PM along Shore Blvd starting at the casino.

Learn more here.

7th Annual Manatee Pride Festival
POSTPONED until 2021

The Manatee Pride Festival is an all-day family-friendly event. There will be food, fun, music, and community as over 50 vendors descend upon Bradenton.

Manatee Pride is a fundraiser for Prism Youth Initiative, Manatee County’s only program that provides services to LGBT and questioning youth.

Learn more here.

Mr. and Miss Pride South Florida
POSTPONED until 2021

This pageant showcases female impersonators and male entertainers and has a theme of “Show Your Pride” this year. The contestants will be judged on creativity, swimsuit, talent, evening wear, and Q&A. 

This event will be held at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

Tickets are available now.

Palm Beach Pride
March 20 – 21, 2021

This two-day festival is rocking from 12 PM – 6 PM both days. The parade is on Sunday at 11:00 AM. It’s a family-friendly event located in Bryant Park in Downtown Lake Worth. 

The Compass Pride Parade is the oldest running pride parade in Florida celebrating the LGBTQ+ community for 25 years.

Learn more here.

Tampa Pride
March 27, 2021

Held in beautiful Ybor City, Tampa Pride is a huge celebration of how far the LGBTQ+ community has come and a place to express what there still is to accomplish.

The parade starts at 4:00 PM at the corner of Nuccio Parkway and 7th Avenue.

Find out more here.

Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival
2021 Dates Coming Soon

This week-long epic event is not to be missed. This year’s theme is “Out of This World” and the whole week will be filled with events and festivities. 

The whole thing culminates in an epic two-day festival and parade. This pride event started in 2009 with only 15,000 in attendance and grew to over 140,000 last year.

Make your plans and learn more here.

April

The Official Big Boy Pride Orlando
POSTPONED until 2021

This is the HUGE 10th-anniversary extravaganza event for the Big Boy Community in Orlando. It’s for every one of the big boys out there and everyone who loves and supports them. The weekend will be a mix of cocktail parties, music, and more.

Check out their Facebook for more info here.

Tallahassee PRIDEFEST
POSTPONED until 2021

Tallahassee PRIDEFEST is an annual celebration designed to promote peace and understanding among diverse cultures, races, creeds, genders and sexual identities.

PRIDEFEST attracts hundreds of people to the Tallahassee area each year and is attracting even greater numbers to its events this year. Proceeds from the events benefit The Family Tree Community Center.

Learn more and support the event here.

Pride of the Americas Summit 2020 Fort Lauderdale
April 2021

This summit is groundbreaking and brings together both North and South America in celebration of our diversity and culture. The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring you this exciting event.

This summit will draw hundreds of thousands of individuals in bringing global attention to the inequalities LGBT+ communities face in Latin America and the Caribbean.  In partnership with Pride Fort Lauderdale, events will include runway shows, an arts festival, an LGBT+ Health and Wellness Conference, a Travel Symposium, a Business of the Americas Conference and a Transgender Summit.

All this in addition to the nightly festivities you’ve come to expect from a pride party.

Find out more here about this unique event.

June

Key West Pride 2020
POSTPONED until 2021

Discover this tropical paradise and experience the island’s One Human Family Philosophy for yourself during their famous pride event. 

Each and every day is jam-packed with both family-friendly and more adult adventures for every pride attendee to enjoy.

Learn more here.

One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World
June 3 – 7, 2021

What better way to celebrate pride than at the happiest place on earth? The festivities kick off on Thursday and continue non-stop through the whole weekend.

Come have some fun with Mickey and the gang and celebrate your pride Disney style.

Get updates on itinerary here.

Girls in Wonderland®
June 3rd – 7th, 2021

The biggest women’s weekend in Florida unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

Get your tickets today! *pricing subject to change.

Naples Pride
June 5, 2021

Naples Pride is an all-day family-friendly event being held from 11 AM – 5 PM at Cambier Park.

Join them for food trucks, beer/wine tents, tons of vendors, events, and more.

Learn more here.

Pridefest Kissimmee
POSTPONED until 2021

This free event is family-friendly and held at the Kissimmee civic center in downtown. Celebrate with music and food vendors and make new friends along the way.

Find out more here.

St. Pete Pride
POSTPONED until 2021

The largest pride event in the state, St. Pete Pride is an event to remember. With a free concert, massive parade, and a huge street festival find out why St. Pete is considered Florida’s Sunshine City.

This year the event also features a Trans Pride March on the 27th whose goal is to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where we are safe, loved, and empowered.

Read more about all the events here

September

Space Coast Pride
2021

The events kick off with a Rainbow Run 5K and continue through the weekend to conclude with the parade on Saturday.

Over ten years strong this pride should be the best one yet.

Read all about it here.

October

Celebrate ORGULLO’s
October 1st – 15th

Celebrate ORGULLO’s Festival will help us navigate out of, reflect on, and rise from an unimaginable global crisis, and explore how our UNITY IN DIVERSITY can inspire us through Art, Society, Music, Rhythm, Crisis, Hope & Self-Expression.

For a list of the daily events and to get involved, click here.

Come Out With Pride Orlando
October 10th

Pride puts a spotlight on our community and greatly increases our visibility. Without Pride we risk losing our momentum to fight for and educate others about the issues still affecting us. Pride allows our collective voices to be heard. This year, Come Out With Pride takes place a different way in order to keep our community socially-distanced and safe, but our voices will still be heard.

Check them out and read more about it here.

Fantasy Fest Key West
POSTPONED until 2021

The end of the pride festivities caps off with one of the most epic LGBTQ+ events in the country. Both famous and infamous Fantasy Fest is not to be missed.

This year’s theme is “The Roaring 2020s” and the event offers a full 10 days of costuming, parades, libations, and exuberance throughout the island of Key West. Not safe for kiddos this adult event is the one not to miss.

Learn more and get the full schedule here.

Come Out St Pete
October 17th

The Come OUT St Pete series of events in St. Petersburg and Gulfport in mid-October will celebrate “coming out of the closet and into the world” for the area’s burgeoning LGBTQ community.

Click here for more info.

November

Venice Pride
November 7th

Traditional Venice Pride will be postponed until next year. However, a celebration is still in the works to allow social distancing.

Click here to stay up to date.

There’s No Excuse, Get Thee to a Pride Festival in 2020!

With so many amazing events throughout the state, Florida pride is kicking it into high gear in 2020. There are so many to choose from that there’s no excuse not to show up loud and proud to one of them.

Thanks for letting us be your source for Florida Pride 2020! Keep checking back to Outcoast for all things LGBTQ+ here in the beautiful Sunshine State.

If you don’t see your upcoming pride event on our Complete Guide to Florida Pride 2020, let us know!

Written by Colleen Romero

Colleen Romero has been a creative content writer for over five years in a variety of industries. She is a bi-sexual woman who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband, two boys, and her dog Luna. She loves to explore Florida and discover more about all the wonderful opportunities this paradise has to offer.


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