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!


My Hollywood Pride Street Festival
January 29, 2023

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.

Tampa Pride Ultimate Showdown
January 22, 2023

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.


Deland Pride Love is Love
February 4, 2023

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.

Pasco Pride Annual Festival
February 5, 2022

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.

Greater Fort Lauderdale PridePride of The Americas
February 10 – 12, 2023

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.

ALSO Youth Prom
February 18, 2022

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.

Gay8 Festival
February 19, 2023

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.


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.

Pride Cape Coral
March 4 – 5, 2023

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.

Pride Music and Art Festival Ybor City
March 5, 2023

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 12, 2023

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 25, 2023

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 25 – 26, 2023

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.



Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival
April 15 – 16, 2023

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.

Tallahassee PRIDEFEST
April 15, 2023

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
April 22, 2023

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.

The Official Big Boy Pride Orlando

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.


Pride @ the Village
May 20, 2023

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

Sexacola Girl Fest
May 25 – 28, 2023

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.

Pensacola UnLeashed

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.

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.


Gay Days Orlando
May 31 – June 5, 2023

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 1, 2023

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

Project PRIDE SRQ and SarasotaOUT celebrate pride throughout the month of June in Sarasota. Enjoy fun filled events all month long including the Big Gay Weekend.

Strut around the bay with your favorite Pooch, swim around the pride pool party, play at the grand carnival, 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.


Girls in Wonderland – LGBT Orlando Festival
June 1 – 5, 2023

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

Get your tickets here.


One Magical Weekend at Walt Disney World
June 1 – 5, 2023

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.

Key West Pride
June 7 – 11, 2022

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.

The Pride Cup
June 2023

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 tp 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

Captiva Island Pride Weekend
June 2 – 4, 2023

Captiva Island’s First 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

Naples Pride

Naples Pridegiving 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.


Pridefest Kissimmee
June 2023

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.

Sarasota Big Gay Beach Party
June 10, 2023

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.

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.


Fernandina Beach Pride

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 10 – 11, 2023

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.

Bay Pride Panama City

Established as the largest Pride celebration in a 100-mile radius. This annual event celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and the accomplishments of community members.

Click here for more info.


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.

Polk Pride in the Park
June 17, 2022

Celebrate all day 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 2023

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.


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.


Key West Tropical Heat
August 9 – 13, 2023

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
August 25 – 28, 2023

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.


Key West Womenfest
September 6 – 10, 2023

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.

World Bear Weekend in Orlando
September 22 – 25, 2022

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
September 24, 2022

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 Parade & Festival
September 24, 2022

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.


River City Pride Festival & Parade
September 30 – October 2, 2022

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
October 2022

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.

Southwest Florida Pride
October 1, 2022

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.

South Florida Afro Pride Art & Music Festival
October 6 – 10, 2022

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

Ocala Pride Festival
October 8, 2022

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

Come Out St Pete
October 9, 2022

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.

Come Out With Pride Orlando
October 15, 2022

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.

Fantasy Fest Key West
October 21 – 30, 2022

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.

Sarasota Pride in the Park
October 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.

Key West Headdress Ball
October 27, 2022

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.

Historic Hialeah Pride

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.


Venice Pride Festival & Pet Parade
November 12, 2022

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

With the “Out & Proud” 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.

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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