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!


Tampa Pride Ultimate Showdown
January 14, 2024

Held at Southern Nights in Tampa, this is a fun pageant to kick off pride season with a bang. Each year has a new theme and contestants will be judged in three categories: evening/formal wear, an interview Q&A session, and talent.

Join the annual benefit contest and watch the competitors battle it out for the prize.

You can get more details here.

My Hollywood Pride Street Festival
January 28, 2024

The Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council will showcase their first pride festival for the City of Hollywood’s commitment to the LGBTQI+ community.

Enjoy a fun day of creativity, education, and entertainment in the heart of Downtown Hollywood.

Keep updated on the event here.


ALSO Youth Prom
February 3, 2024

Annual high school prom for LGBTQ+ youth, friends, and allies (ages 14-20) in Sarasota hosted by ALSO Youth and The Out-of-Door Academy.

This is an event for youth to feel accepted, affirmed, and celebrated! Join in the fun with plenty of food, a DJ and dancing.

Get your tickets here.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride
February 9 – 11, 2024

A whole weekend of fun at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. The event runs all weekend with different vendors throughout the weekend.

Click here to learn more.

Deland Pride Love is Love
February 17, 2024

Celebrate love in Deland! This is a great street party in Artisan Alley for all ages. Enjoy family friendly drag performances, pride marketplace, kids activities and dance party.  The party goes all night. 

Get all the details here.

Gay8 Festival
February 18, 2024

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.

Pasco Pride Annual Festival
February 24, 2024

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.

Winter Party Festival
February 28 – March 5, 2024

An annual week-long celebration of music, dance, and community in Miami Beach, brought to you by the National LGBTQ Task Force.

Join for an unforgettable escape where you can recharge, dance, and support LGBTQ+ equity initiatives. Come together, let loose, and make a difference at Winter Party!

Check out the feature events here.


Pride Cape Coral
March 2 – 3, 2024

Attend Cape Coral’s 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.

Pride Music and Art Festival Ybor City
March 9, 2024

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.

Gulfport Pride Peace & Love Festival
March 10, 2024

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.

Tampa Pride
March 23, 2024

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.

Palm Beach Pride
March 23 – 24, 2024

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.

Manatee Pride Festival

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 Week
April 5 – 14, 2024

This week-long epic event is not to be missed. This year’s theme is “Spirit of Pride” 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.

Staying for the week? Check out our Miami Road Trip Guide for tips.

Come Out With Pride Orlando
April 12, 2024

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.

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.

PrideFest Treasure Coast

Pride Alliance of the Treasure Coast is happy to present their annual PrideFest this year.

Enjoy a day filled with unity and celebration for the LGBTQ+ community within the Treasure Coast.

Learn more and stay updated here.


Pride Be Fabulous Music & Arts
May 4, 2024

Be Fabulous in the Rosemary District, where the community has been united for 14 incredible years through the power of art, creating social change and healing.

An amazing lineup awaits you, featuring art exhibitions, performances, dance, music, Drag shows, and a vendor market.

Stay updated on the event here.

Sexacola Girl Fest
May 23 – 26, 2024

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.

Pride @ the Village

Over 2000 people and over 100 vendors and community organizations celebrate diversity at the new annual Pride festival in the city of Pinellas Park of St. Petersburg.

Watch the Miss. Pride @ the Village be crowned while enjoying a day at the Pinellas Park Arts Village with top headline entertainers, food trucks, music & more!

More information here

South Florida Pridechella Music & Arts Festival

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.


One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World
May 30 – June 3, 2024

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.

Gay Days Orlando
May 30 – June 3, 2024

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.

Girls in Wonderland – LGBT Orlando Festival
May 30 – June 3, 2024

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

Get your tickets here.

The Pride Cup
June 2024

The KindRED Pride Foundation hosts The Pride Cup, a multi-sport LGBTQ+ competition, annually with events welcoming all levels of athletes.

This event includes 8 to 10 all inclusive sporting events including Volleyball, Kickball, Pickleball, CommUnity Rainborw 4.9K Run/Walk, Tennis, Golf, Country/Western Dancing, Cheer and more.

The spirit of the competition coincides with the RED Shirt Pride Days.

See the schedule of events here

St. Pete Pride Month
June 2024

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.


Pridefest Kissimmee
June 1, 2024

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.

Key West Pride
June 5 – 9, 2024

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.

Naples Pride
June 8, 2024

Naples Pride Fest is an annual family-friendly event being held at Cambier Park.

Enjoy the day with speakers, performers, musicians, vendors, exhibitors, kids activities, food and drinks and much more. 

Get the list of events and learn more here.


Project Pride SRQ Silver Pride
June 8, 2024

Join Project Pride SRQ and Senior Friendship Center for the inaugural “Silver Pride Sarasota,” a celebration of LGBTQ+ individuals aged 50 and better!

Enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, and more at this free event, honoring our senior LGBTQ+ community members.

Click here for more information

Fernandina Beach Pride
June 8, 2024

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.

June 8, 2024

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 in the Park
June 15, 2024

Celebrate all week with Polk Pride in Lakeland, FL. Polk Pride is dedicated to bring awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in Polk County.

Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, and more for all ages!

Get the schedule by clicking here.

Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival
June 15, 2024

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

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

Click here to join the celebration.


Space Coast Rainbow Run 5K
June 15, 2024

Experience the joyous spirit of the Rainbow Run 5K. Celebrate the rich tapestry of arts, culture, and world-class entertainment while supporting Space Coast Pride.

This is a perfect opportunity for family and friends to bond and make a difference together!

Sign up to run!

June 15, 2024

Enjoy a variety of fun activities like drag shows, art displays, live music, food trucks, and much more in Pensacola. PensaPride aims to create positive social change by normalizing inclusion, especially for marginalized groups that intersect with race, gender, and disabilities.

As a sober space, PensaPride is committed to supporting our LGBTQIA+ friends in recovery by not selling or permitting alcohol.

Learn more here

Dunedin Pride Week

Join Dunedin Pride and Dunedin Chamber of Commerce for an action-packed week-long celebration.

Enjoy a week of events and educational discussions for the LGBTQ+ community.

See the schedule here.

Grand Central Pride

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.

Wynwood Pride

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.

While visiting Miami, check out our Miami Travel Guide for more great places to explore.


Sarasota Big Gay Beach Party

Join SarasotaOut, G2H2 Sarasota and Sarasota Gay Beach for the annual day at the beach. Gather with Sarasota’s LGBTQ + Ally community on North Lido for a fun day soaking in the sun.

Get more information here.

Captiva Island Pride Weekend

Captiva Island’s Celebration of Pride comes with 72 hours of fun in the sun, live music and a big pride pool party!

This event will takes place at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa with DJs, drag queen brunches, beach parties, pride cocktails, and pool parties.

Get your passes here


Key West Tropical Heat
August 7 – 11, 2024

Join the HOTTEST annual 5-day event for gay men ages 21+ in Key West and the Florida Keys!

Heat up your week with all-male themed parties, pool parties, clothing optional events, and adult-oriented entertainment.

View the schedule of events here.

Sarasota’s Big Gay Weekend

Head over to The Golden Host Resort for a weekend full of entertainment and fun. Join SarasotaOut, G2H2, and CAN Community Health for a vacation unlike any you’ve ever experienced in Sarasota!

Purchase your tickets here.

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



Key West Womenfest
September 4 – 8, 2024

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.

Space Coast Pride Parade & Festival
September 28, 2024

The events kick off with a Drag Brunch 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.

World Bear Weekend in Orlando

Enjoy 4 days full of fun, fur, & frolicking at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld.

Join hundreds of Bears for this action-packed weekend full of exciting surprises.

See the schedule and register for events here.

Pride on the River

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.


Northwest Florida Pride Festival
October 5, 2024

Join Gulf Coast LGBTQ+ Center at Aaron Bessant Park on Panama City Beach, featuring food trucks, vendors, entertainers, and a kids zone, showcasing the Gulf Coast’s finest talents in a large amphitheater setting.

Click here for more info.

Fantasy Fest Key West
October 18 – 27, 2024

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 “90’s Neon Cosmic Carnivale” 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.

Gulf Coast Pride
October 19, 2024

Join Sarasota Pride and Project Pride SRQ annually for their Pride Festival located amidst the vibrant atmosphere of the Rosemary District on Boulevard of the Arts.

Celebrate love, diversity, and equality at this “LGBTQ+ A LOT MORE” festival. Enjoy entertainment, concerts, unique LGBTQ+-inspired products, international flavors, and embrace unity in a future where love knows no bounds.

Get more information by clicking here.

Key West Headdress Ball
October 24, 2024

The Key West Business Guild presents the annual Headdress Ball. This premier LGBTQ+ event is part of the Fantasy Fest celebration.

This is a unique competition that allows contestants to go “head to head” to dazzle the audience!

Receive more details here.

River City Pride Festival & Parade

Commemorate with River City Pride in Jacksonville for a magical day of fun for the whole family. Enjoy amazing entertainment and over 150 vendors all day long.

See the line up and more information here.

Celebrate ORGULLO’s

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 Art & Music Festival

Afro Pride Art & 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 St Pete Family Day

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.

Southwest Florida Pride

Join SWFL Pride for their annual family-friendly pride event in Fort Myers. Enjoy live entertainment, plenty of food and drinks, and the opportunity to learn about the local organizations and businesses who support the LGBTQ community in the area.

For more information, click here.


Ocala Pride Festival

Join Ocala Pride for a day of entertainers, vendors, food, and music!

Enjoy and celebrate pride during LGBTQIA+ history Month in downtown Ocala.

See the schedule and list of events here

Venice Pride Festival & Pet Parade

Annually, Venice Pride comes together for an outdoor event offering live music, artisans, entertainment, pet parade, and local businesses selling their wares.

Click here to participate.

Annual Sanford Pride Street Festival

A day filled with fun and celebration in historic downtown Sanford. Join the community with their opening ceremonies, music, entertainment, vendors, exhibits, food trucks, forums & much more!

Keep up to date on this event here.

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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