The inaugural Pride of the Americas presented by Visit Lauderdale on Saturday, February 11, is moving to the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Intracoastal Promenade Park, 80 Las Olas Circle just off Las Olas Blvd.
The Pride of the Americas Parade presented by CAN Community Health and Midland Family will step off at 12 noon and will flow directly into the new Pride festival site. The festival gates will open at 1 pm and the celebration will conclude at 9 p.m. with a full concert by international recording artist Boy George at approximately 7:30 pm.
“Even though we’ve consolidated the schedule, the Pride of the Americas experience will still be amazing. The festival will continue to include a VIP experience, TransPride, internationally-acclaimed DJs, and up to 70 vendors.” says Miik Martorell, president of Pride Fort Lauderdale, local producer of Pride of the Americas. “And, of course, we have the legendary Boy George and big surprises planned as we celebrate Pride right here in the gateway to the Americas.”
The international event, which is expected to attract guests from North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean, will kick off on Friday, February 10 with Pride on the Drive presented by Visit Lauderdale, in association with CAN Community Health, Midland Family and AHF, an outdoor event with two stages taking over the Shoppes of Wilton Manors parking lot. The Hunter’s Nightclub Stage will feature acclaimed international club DJ/Producers Thunderpuss (Chris Cox and Barry Harris) and is produced in association with Wilton Manors Business Association and Hunter’s Nightclub. The Alibi Stage is a Pride Fete Takeover, featuring Caribbean music and entertainment produced in association with Wilton Manors Entertainment Group.
The Pride of the Americas Parade is free and open to the public. Pride on the Drive tickets are free when you register on our website. Festival general admission tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate. There are a limited number of tickets available for the VIP experience. For a full schedule and tickets, go to PrideFortLauderdale.org.
Pride Fort Lauderdale is a non-profit organization serving the LGBTQ+ community for over 45 years. Pride Fort Lauderdale’s mission is to bring awareness and unite the LGBTQ+ community through its annual Pride Festival and Parade.