Pride Fest 2009

The 32nd anniversary of Pridefest is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2009 at the very popular Holiday Park/War Memorial Auditorium.

Pridefest is a celebration and tribute to the LGBT community and its unique culture. They are inviting all organizations to participate in the opening ceremony “Parade of Flags” on Saturday and Sunday.  The parade will begin promptly at 1:00 pm, therefore, all participants are asked to meet at Holiday Park in the back of the tents by 12:30 pm.  Two individuals from your organization may carry your organization banner and a third person will carry a gay flag.  If you do not have an organization banner, then one individual will represent your organization with the gay flag.  All organizations will be introduced by Craig Stevens from WSVN Channel 7 News. Pride South Florida will supply rainbow flags to all participants.


The weekend-long event includes a special tent and dance floor for your dancing pleasure with local DJ’s Miik (Sunday) and DJ J. Roxx (Saturday). They will also feature over 300 vendors, almost 30 sponsors, food, games and Florida’s largest AIDS Quilt display.

As usual, there will be non-stop entertainment both days, with an outdoor stage highlighted by national recording artist Lori Michaels & The Girls, Shelina, Howard Tonkin, Nelson Polanco, TP Lords and many more surprises! Official  events will be held at several of the nightclubs and venues in town starting on Friday, March 20 at Living Room Nightclub for the official Pridefest Opening Party, Saturday, March 21 at Sidelines Sports Bar in Wilton Manors and continuing through Sunday night for the Pridefest Closing Party at Exit 66 in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The hours are noon – 7 pm both days, giving our local gay clubs the opportunity to continue celebrating Pride well into the night. 

Pride South Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run by unpaid volunteers. We aim to produce a highly professional Pride Festival that is not only economically valuable to our community to promote it as the #1 Gay and Lesbian destination in the U.S.A., but also benefiting South Florida GLBT community organizations. Proceeds from Pridefest are distributed through a grant program each Spring.

For more information on Pridefest events, volunteering and other activities, please don’t hesitate to visit their website www.PrideSouthFlorida.org or call the PrideLine at (954) 561-2020.