Everything you need to know about Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival!
Q: When is the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival?
A: The 2021 Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival takes place on Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The festival and all-day entertainment starts at 3 p.m. followed by a twilight parade at 7 p.m. The event ends at 11 p.m.
Q: Do I have to buy a ticket to attend?
A: Yes, there is a $5 admission for adults and children aged 12 and over. We accept cash or credit cards. This money is used to pay for public safety and security and the $500,000 price tag of producing the event. If you are unable to attend, Happening Out Television Network will be livestreaming from the event. Check their website for more information closer to the event.
Q: How do I buy a booth at the festival to promote my business?
A: Simply complete the Vendor Application form found online at StonewallPride.lgbt
Q: If I buy a booth, will I have to bring a canopy?
A: No, your covered booth space is provided. Vendor booths will be a single line along Wilton Drive, with no back-to-back booths or booths across from and/or facing each other. Booth prices are based on location.
Q: If I buy a booth, do I have to pay to enter the festival?
A: Each vendor is provided four passes for workers.
Q: I’d like to be in the parade. How do I do that?
A: Simply click the “Join The Parade” button at StonewallPride.lgbt and follow the instructions.
Q: If I’m in the parade, do I have to pay to enter the festival?
Q: I registered for the parade. Where is the line-up?
A: The parade line-up will be at the Fort Lauderdale High School on NE 4th Ave at 4 p.m. Parade participants will be e-mailed detailed instructions in advance of the event.
Q: What’s the theme of this year’s parade?
A: This year’s theme is “Out of the Darkness, Into the Light”, symbolizing the start of the nation’s return to normalcy after COVID. The parade will be at twilight. Participants are encouraged to use glow sticks, battery-operated candles, neon fabric and other means of illumination.
Q: How many stages will there be?
A: There will be 6 stages spread out on Wilton Drive. The center stage, called the Black Excellence stage in honor of Juneteenth, will be located at the intersection of N.E. 6th Avenue and Wilton Drive.
Q: Who will be performing?
A: There will be 6 stages and 16 bars all offering a diversity of entertainment throughout the day. More information about specific performers will be announced closer to the event.
Q: Will Wilton Drive be closed to traffic for the event on June 19th?
A: Yes. Wilton Drive will be closed at 4 a.m. Saturday from NE 21st Court to Five Points and will not be reopened until 4 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Q: Where do I park?
A: There is no free parking in Wilton Manors. Parking ranges from $10 to $30 depending on where you decide to park. All City of Wilton Manor lots including Hagen Park and meters are $20.
Q: Are there security precautions — and what is NOT allowed?
A: No weapons, illegal substances or nudity of any kind are allowed at the event. Drones, skateboards and electric vehicles are also prohibited. Any large bags are subject to search.
Q: Is the event ADA compliant?
Q: Can I bring my own alcohol?
Q: Is this a family-friendly event?
A: Yes, we invite the entire community to attend.
Q: What are the COVID precautions?
A: Although the mask mandate has been lifted by the State of Florida, we strongly encourage people to wear masks. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the festival area.