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The Complete Guide to Florida Pride

pride guide florida

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!

January

Sarasota Pride in the Park
January 22, 2022

Join Sarasota Pride annually for their Pride Festival at JD Hamel Park. There will be great food, drinks, and lots of entertainment for all ages!

Get more information by clicking here.

February

Mr. and Miss Tampa Pride
TBD

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.

March

Pride Cape Coral
2022

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
2022

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.

April

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.

Tallahassee PRIDEFEST
TBD

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.

May

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.

Sexacola
May 27th – 30th, 2021

The biggest girl party in Pensacola Beach of over 200,000 LGBTQ+ partygoers from around the nation.

Sexacola has taken over Memorial Day weekend at Capt’n Fun Beach Club where the best DJ’s spin all night, the drinks are endless, and the dance floor is packed.

Get your tickets for this sexy party.

South Florida Pridechella Music & Arts Festival
May 27th – 31st, 2021

South Florida’s exclusive fun-filled fundraising event to benefit South Florida Afro Pride Federation Inc.

Five days filled with a variety of events to enjoy.

Read more about these events and grab your tickets.

Pensacola UnLeashed
May 28th – 30th, 2021

UnLeashed is the longest-running Girl Party on Pensacola Beach Memorial Weekend.

Join in on the nightly dance party, live music, Burlesque performances + more.

Click here to learn more.

June

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

Typically the largest pride event in the state, St. Pete Pride is an event to remember. Most years the organization hosts a free concert, massive parade, and huge street festival.

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. In addition, there are several smaller events taking place throughout the region.

Read more about all the events here

If you’re visiting St Pete, then make sure to check out our St Pete Travel Guide.

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

Exploring Sarasota while in town? Check out our Sarasota Travel Guide.

Key West Pride
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.

Need travel tips? Visit our Gay Florida Keys Travel Guide.

Palm Beach Pride
June 5th 2021

Due to the ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, Palm Beach Pride has modified their Annual Palm Beach Pride event from a two day gated festival to a one day, Palm Beach Pride Market. There will be no parade.

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

Learn more here.

If you’ll be in town for Palm Beach Pride, check out the beautiful Delray Beach while in town.

Venice Pride “Ride for Pride” Parade
June 7th, 2021

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

With the “We Are Here” message, Venice Pride has two purposes this year in the midst of this pandemic:

  • Continue the vision to make our community visible, to be out and proud together, and to remind the wider community that we are here working for justice for everyone in our city and region.
  • Raise funds for scholarships for those graduating from High School  who are LGBTQ or allies who are recommended by their school. These scholarships will be for pursuing higher education and training. The schools are excited that we will be able to help deserving students in this way, as they make their way into adulthood.

Click here to participate.

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.

Fernandina Beach Pride
June 11, 2022

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.

FLoatarama
June 12-13th, 2021

Pride Ft. Lauderdale’s FLoatarama will feature a flotilla with over 40 pride decorated boats ranging from 10-65 feet.

The route starts downtown on the New River in Fort Lauderdale then ending in Sunrise Bay.

Get your tickets to the event.

To make a weekend of it, visit our Gay Fort Lauderdale Travel Guide.

Polk Pride
June 18, 2022

Celebrate all week long with Polk Pride in Lakeland, FL. There will be events for all ages!

Get the schedule by clicking 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.

Wynwood Pride
June 18th – 20th, 2021

Wynwood Pride returns for its annual Pride Festival weekend with an expansive neighborhood-wide plan that puts a spotlight on local Wynwood businesses

Grab your tickets here.

Grand Central Pride
June 25th – 27th, 2021

In addition to the variety of Pride festivities scheduled throughout the city in June, the Grand Central District will be host to a series of neighborhood Pride events to enhance this year’s celebration. 

With a block party, live performances, drag shows, music, vendor markets, just to name a few, Grand Central, the birthplace of Pride, will once again be a must visit destination this Pride season. 

Plan to stop by as our small businesses and neighborhoods join forces to entertain and welcome all.

For more information click here.

Pridefest Kissimmee
TBD

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.

September

7th Annual Manatee Pride Festival
September 18th, 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.

Key West Womenfest
September 1st – 5th, 2021

Join thousands of lesbians, transwomen, and allies to what is arguably the premier LGBTQ+ vacation destination in the country, Key West. 

Womenfest has a simple goal: to celebrate ALL women!

Plan your week and get ticket 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.

Pride on the River
September 18th, 2021

Pride on the River is Tampa’s inaugural end of summer celebration. Celebrate Pride along the Hillsborough River for an afternoon of music, performances and family-fun. 

Enjoy a boat show and festivities then end the night with a spectacular fireworks show.

Register your boat and get your tickets here.

Space Coast Pride
2021 Cancelled

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, 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 7th – 11th, 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

Pasco Pride Annual Festival
2021 (Postponed)

Annual Pasco Pride Festival, located at Heritage Park in Land O’ Lakes, FL.

Join the fun with local live entertainment, exciting vendors, delicious food and more.

Learn more about it here.

Come Out With Pride Orlando
October 9th, 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.

Historic Hialeah Pride
TBD 2021

Make your way to the historic Hialeah for a fun filled event. Join thousands of locals and visitors at Hialeah Park for impressively diverse entertainment and Miami’s top food trucks and vendors.

Hialeah Pride is committed to giving back to the community and will be offering guests an opportunity for HIV testing and sharing resources from the Fertility and IVF Center of Miami.

Click here to keep up to date of the event.

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.

Bay Pride Panama City
TBD 2021

Details coming….

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.

Come Out St Pete
October 31, 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.

November

Naples Pride
November 20, 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.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride
November 20-21, 2021

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.

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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