The Complete Guide to Florida Pride

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It’s coming. It’s right around the corner. Some are starting this month! 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!


Mr. and Miss Tampa Pride

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 20th, 2021

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 13th, 2022

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.


Pride Cape Coral

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.

Mr. and Miss Pride South Florida

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.


The Official Big Boy Pride Orlando
April 15th – 19th, 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 Events for more info here.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride

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.

Tallahassee PRIDEFEST

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 Fort Lauderdale

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.


Pride Music and Art Festival Ybor City
May 16th, 2021

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.

Tampa Pride
May 22, 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.

Gulfport Pride
May 29, 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.


Gay Days Orlando
May 31 – June 6th, 2022

GayDayS® is an all-over town, something-for-everyone vacation extravaganza! Our team at GayDayS.com is proud to be an important part of making this the best vacation you’ll ever have.

Find out more here.

St. Pete Pride
June 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 celebration is all month. Throughout the month of June, St Pete Pride will host 4 themed weeks that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community while showcasing the best of St. Pete.

Read more about all the events here

Sarasota Pride
June 2021

Project PRIDE SRQ celebrates throughout the month of June in Sarasota. This year all events are safe, quality events that are open to everyone.

Strut around the bay with your favorite Pooch, roll down Main Street in style for the Car Pride Parade, or enjoy your favorite foods for the Taste of Pride.

Click here to see the scheduled events

Palm Beach Pride
June 5th 2021

This 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.

Key West Pride 2020
JUNE 2nd – 6th, 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 2nd – 6th, 2022

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

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.

Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival
June 19th, 2021

Stonewall Pride celebrates the historic Stonewall Riots and the start of the LGBT+ human rights movement

Each year millions come together to the City of Wilton Manors.

Click here to join the celebration.

Pridefest Kissimmee

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.


7th Annual Manatee Pride Festival
September 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.

Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival
September 10th – 19th, 2021

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.

Space Coast Pride
September 25th, 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.


Celebrate ORGULLO’s
October 1st – 15th, 2021

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.

South Florida Afro Pride Parade & Music Festival
October 8th – 10th, 2021

Afro Pride Parade & Music Festival is an annual International Pride held in Fort Lauderdale Florida cultivated for the Black & Brown LGBTQIA community. It provides a culturally informed platform and a safe place where the people of color in the LGBTQIA community can celebrate.

To learn more and get involved, click here

Come Out With Pride Orlando
October 10th, 2021

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.

Girls in Wonderland – LGBT Orlando Festival
October 14th – 18th, 2021

Girls in Wonderland the biggest LGBTQ festival in Florida. Comedy , dance party, mixers, pool parties and so mush more.

Get your tickets here.

Come Out St Pete
October 16th, 2021

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.

Fantasy Fest Key West
October 22nd – 31st, 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.

Fernandina Beach Pride
October 23rd, 2021

Each year, Fernandina Beach Pride celebrates love, acceptance and equality with a fun parade, festival, vendors, kid’s zone, food trucks and music for the Nassau County communities.

Learn more by clicking here.


Venice Pride
November 7th, 2021

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!

With so many amazing events throughout the state, Florida pride is kicking it into high gear. 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! 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, let us know!

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