Originally meant to take place during the first weekend of April, the Miami Beach Pride Parade and Festival will return on September 10.
Like many large-scale events and annual celebrations, Miami Beach Pride Parade was forced to cancel in-person celebrations last year due to the pandemic. This year, the Parade and celebrations, which typically draw thousands of attendees, will return this and resume their famed route through Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District. However, this year, they will take place from September 18 through September 19.
Historically, Miami Beach Pride has been held during the first weekend of April however, officials decided to reschedule this year’s Parade and Festival to provide the safest environment possible for attendees.
“After such a challenging year for so many, we are eager to celebrate again as responsibly as possible and are hard at work on a stellar slate of performances, and programming that represents the beautiful diversity of the LGBTQ+ community,” said Executive Director Rich Walczak.
Organizers, however, have already released the lineup for Pride weekend and it looks absolutely fabulous!! Miami Beach Pride will kick off on Saturday with the Pride Festival at Lummus Park in Miami Beach and will be continued by the Pride Parade on Sunday which will be touring Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th street starting at 11 a.m.
Pride Festival amenities will also include a Festival Village with Expo, the “Garden of Eve” Women’s Space, the Lambda Legal Senior Lounge sponsored by PNC Bank, a Transgender Safe Space, a Youth Safe Zone activation, a Calming Pavillion, an Interactive pet-experience activation and two main entertainment stages — a Latin and a Pop one — featuring performances by world-class musicians and artists including Walk the Moon which will be taking to the stage on Sunday, September 19!
Registration is required to attend due to COVID-19, so make sure to sign up on their website if you want to attend Miami Beach Pride!
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