Happy Pride, Miami!
June is a time to celebrate our rich LGBTQIA+ history by bringing along a special lineup of events and happenings to the Magic City. From the anticipated Wynwood Pride to food specials that give back to charitable organizations centering on the queer community, the list of pride events in the city and beyond is seemingly endless! Read on to find out more about what’s going on all month-long and how you can partake in the festivities.
Street Parades, Concerts & Celebrations
1. Wynwood Pride, ongoing
Returning for its fifth year, Wynwood Pride is rolling out a series of festivities in the arts district throughout the entire month! Once a weekend-long event, this year’s celebration will feature stellar artists, international DJs, local drag favorites and non-stop parties. On Friday, June 9, there will be a drag extravaganza by Miami-Chicago legend Miss Toto and RuPaul’s Drag Race headliners at FunDimension, as well as performances at Oasis Wynwood the following day, June 10, by R&B singer Tinashe, DJ Ty Sunderland, Dahlia Sin, Athena Dion and more! Click here to learn more.
2. Biscayne Park Pride, June 10
Celebrate and show off your pride with the local community at the annual Biscayne Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10. Decorate your bikes and cars, and meet at ED Burke Recreation Center at 1 p.m. for a family-friendly parade and celebrate love! The caravan will depart at 1:43 p.m. sharp.
When: Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m.
Where: Burke Recreation Center, 11400 NE 9th Ave
3. Vizcaya Late: Pride Edition, June 14
Every month, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens welcomes the community to the estate for a low-key night out, named Vizcaya Late. The main house and gardens are open after hours, offering up the chance to stroll the gardens. For a special pride edition of the event, listen to local musicians and make banners for the event’s Pride Parade, which you can join in on!
When: Wednesday, June 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave
4. Stonewall Pride Parade, June 17
The Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival is bringing festive floats and multiple stages to Wilton Manors on Saturday, June 17! This annual event, known to be South Florida’s longest-running Pride parade, usually attracts upwards of 50,000 attendees and begins with a street festival featuring music and vendors at 3 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. parade. It may not be in Miami, but it’s just a short drive away!
When: Saturday, June 17, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors
5. Pride Anthems live, June 18
Produced in partnership with Pride Live, the Arsht Center is celebrating the month with a concert highlighting Pride anthems from the past 50 years. From Donna Summer to Queen, George Michael, Erasure, Madonna and Lady Gaga, “Pride Anthems” creates a vibrant musical experience that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and how far it has come since Stonewall. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pride Live and the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center, which will open in June 2024.
When: Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
Where: Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd
6. Nathan’s Beach Club opens, ongoing
Nathan’s Video Bar, one of the city’s most popular gay bars, has reopened as Nathan’s Beach Club this month! The iconic South Beach venue first opened in the middle of the pandemic by owner Nathan Smith. With the support of Derek Gonzalez, the CEO of GOAT hospitality which is also behind Pilo’s, the bar has reopened with a new sense of pride. Head to the new spot, which offers drink specials, fun themes and events pretty much every night of the week, including Pop Culture Mondays and Karaoke Tuesdays.
Where: Nathan’s Beach Club, 1216 Washington Ave
7. PAMM’s Floating Films: Pride Night, June 8
In collaboration with Ballyhoo Media and OUTshine Film Festival, the Pérez Art Museum will be screening the 2019 biopic, “Judy” on a 60-foot floating screen in the water. The film not only serves as a tribute to the renowned singer and actress, but also showcases her faithful following in the LGBTQ community. Before the film, enjoy special Pride Tours in the galleries, live music on the terrace and more. You’re welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfy viewing.
When: Thursday, June 8, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami, 103 Biscayne Blvd
8. Pride Month Mixer at Hunters Nightclub, June 13
Feeding South Florida, the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida, is inviting the community to mix and mingle to celebrate diversity in the community all while supporting hunger relief. Their Pride Month Mixer will take place at Hunters Nightclub, a multi-level hangout on Wilton Drive that has been a welcoming space since first opening in 1980. Each ticket sold to the event includes entrance to the VIP lounge and a drink but, most importantly, provides approximately 225 meals for those in need.
When: Tuesday, June 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Hunters Nightclub, 2232-2238 Wilton Dr
Lincoln Road is transforming into a vibrant colorful oasis of pride on Friday, June 16 with Pride’s Night Out Block Party to celebrate equality, inclusion and the LGBTQIA community! This epic block party will include live performances from some of Miami’s top LGBTQ+ DJs and attendees can enjoy a specialty Pride cocktail at Smorgasburg’s ‘Smorgasbar,’ alongside colorful decor, and dinner specials at each of the food vendor’s stands on Lincoln Road.
When: Friday, June 16, starting at 6 p.m.
Everyone knows that every day is pride at R House Wynwood. This local gem is now most known for its bustling weekend brunch scene and features an impressive spread of items to nosh on while enjoying the city’s most dragtastic performances. But the experience doesn’t stop there.
In addition to menu specials like The Unicorn Martini and Stop Drop & Slay ice cream sandwich collaboration with Fireman Derek’s, the restaurant also offers weekly events like Friday’s after-dark “Yas Queen” performances and Saturday nights’ Latin-themed “Escandalo” drag with a live salsa band. Click here to see their full calendar of events for Pride Month, which include R House Adult Pride Prom on June 16 and Verzuz Tribute Drag Battle Royale on June 30.
Where: R House, 2727 NW 2nd Ave
All month-long, guests are invited to embrace the spirit of inclusivity while on an adventurous mini golf outing. Puttshack is featuring popular queer DJs on Saturday nights, transforming its Simplebooth Photobooth with a lively Pride-themed background, offering a specialty Pride cocktail named the CosmopoliTom and more! For every purchase of the specialty cocktail, $1 will be donated to a local LGBTQ+ charity, making sure that the celebration extends beyond the venue’s walls.
Where: Puttshack Brickell, 701 S Miami Ave
As part of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s continued efforts to include diverse voices and perspectives, it is offering a robust series of programming this June. On view outside of the museum, from late June through late August, will be its most recent “Art on the Plaza” commission, LIZN’BOW’s “El Mundo Es Magico.” The sculpture features displaced queer characters in a mix of reality and fantasy within Miami iconography, inviting conversations of fluidity, gender, class and identity.
For MOCA Makers on June 10th, there will be an exciting printmaking workshop inspired by contemporary queer artists such as Gio Black Peter and Christina Quarles. Participants will create their own collagraph printing plates using items like cardboard, sticky foam and other found textured materials, as well as a variety of bold colors and graphic shapes reminiscent of expressionist art.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St
Swing by CocoWalk this month for two stunning art installations on display. Start by seeing a stunning painting of CocoWalk’s signature statue, ‘Coco the Cat’ by Julija Kempf, with vibrant colors, intricate details and a sense of playfulness that captures the spirit of pride. And on display through June 12, they have reimagined dried flowers into an awe-inspiriting arrangement that showcases the beauty and resilience of nature.
Where: CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave
Food & Drink
14. Rosa Sky – Violet Vixen
On Sunday, June 11, the vibrant Brickell rooftop is hosting a mesmerizing sunset performance for Pride by DJ Gaby G. They will be promoting their “Violet Vixen” cocktail (made with Tito’s, Vodka, Créme de Violet, Blackberry & Sage) during the event, and for every one sold, will donate $3 to the National LGBTQ Task Force, an organization dedicated to advancing LGBTQ rights and promoting social justice.
When: Sunday, June 11 at 5 p.m.
Where: Rosa Sky, 115 SW 8th St 22nd Floor
15. R House x Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop – Stop Drop & Slay
Wynwood’s favorite dessert emporium, Fireman Derek’s, has created a larger-than-life shareable rainbow ice cream sandwich featuring Birthday Cake ice cream between two Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies. The decadent treat, named Stop Drop & Slay, will be available during R House’s brunch all month-long with sales benefitting local charity, Pridelines.
Where: R House, 2727 NW 2nd Avenue
16. Toro Toro – Love is Love
Taste the rainbow during the month of June at Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse with a specialty Pride-themed cocktail with a sweet twist. The Love is Love cocktail features grenadine, pineapple juice, coconut-flavored rum and blue curacao, topped with an orange slice. A portion of Love is Love’s sales throughout June will benefit the YES Institute, a local charity supporting mental health of LGBTQ+ youth.
Where: Toro Toro, 100 Chopin Plaza
15. Shots – PRIDE Combo
Embark on a dazzling rainbow of tastes with SHOT’s “PRIDE Combo,” a vibrant showcase of seven distinct shots, each filled with captivating colors and flavors. The star of the combo is the enchanting “Unicorn” shot, topped with whipped cream to embody the whimsical spirit and joy synonymous with pride.
Where: Shots, 311 NW 23rd St
In honor of Pride Month, the picturesque cafe located inside the Eden Roc Miami Beach will be offering specialty desserts, from a Rainbow Sherbet Eclair made with white chocolate mousse and local strawberry jam to a pack of 7 Rainbow Macarons and an All You Need Is Love Entremet featuring a brown butter red velvet cake with strawberry cream cheese buttercream.
Where: Cafe Inez, 4525 Collins Ave
Situated atop the EAST hotel in Brickell, Quinto is celebrating Pride Nights every Thursday by donating 10% of the evening proceeds to Pridelines – a local charity that works to support, educate, and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and community.
Where: Quinto Miami, 788 Brickell Plaza
During the month of June, healthy eatery Carrot Express will be donating a percentage of sales from their new line of tropical smoothies to Family Equality. The national organization has spent more than 40 years ensuring that everyone has the freedom to find, form and sustain their families by advancing equality for the LGBTQ+ community. Highlights include Carrot Express’ signature Julie’s Smoothie, Avo Guava, Coco Kale and Almond Joy.
Where: Carrot Express – multiple locations
20. 80’s 305 Bar at Cafe La Trova – Mariposa
Celebrate Pride Month at Cafe La Trova’s backroom bar, open every Friday and Saturday from midnight till close, with the special Mariposa cocktail while you dance to your favorite 80’s tunes alongside DJ Funktual. It is made with Absolut citron, guava-thyme syrup, elderflower liqueur and lime juice. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the cocktail will be donated to the Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library.
Where: Cafe La Trova, 971 SW 8th St
21. Beaker & Gray – Bird Cage
This Wynwood staple is celebrating all June with their limited-time-only Bird Cage cocktail, made with Casa Noble Blanco Tequila, maraschino, cantaloupe, purple corn and tiki bitters. It will be available every day during dinner and weekend brunch.
Where: Beaker & Gray, 2637 N Miami Ave
Although there’s no specific Pride-themed food or drink item being sold at Bodega exclusively for the month, the taco spot will be donating a percentage of proceeds from all Bodega app and website orders to SAVE all June. This applies to all five Bodega locations in Aventura, Coconut Grove, Fort Lauderdale, South Beach and Palm Beach.
Where: Bodega Taqueria y Tequila – multiple locations