Miami Beach Gay Pride is an extraordinary week-long event including the annual Festival & Parade and Beach Party with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, celebrities, musical performances, refreshments and food, and a family-friendly play area.
The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community. Miami Beach Gay Pride produces educational, cultural and entertainment events and activities throughout the year and sanctions official Pride-related events in order to create a truly celebratory experience for the whole community.
Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a local event to one that is on the global stage with A-list celebrities such as Mario Lopez as Grand Marshal in 2015, Gloria Estefan as Grand Marshal in 2014, and Adam Lambert performing in 2013. Attendance has grown as well. An estimated 15,000 spectators turned out for the first Pride parade in 2009, while an estimated 130,000 attended the event in 2015, which attracted not only South Floridians, but also visitors from around the world. In addition to Parade spectators, last April’s event included more than 65 parade contingencies, 35 floats and 2,700 participants.
This year Pride will be through April 1st-7th, with the official parade and festival taking place on April 7th. Click here for the full event schedule and ticket information.