Miami Beach Pride – March 28 to April 5, 2020
Miami Beach Pride is a nine-day celebration taking place March 28-April 5, 2020. Events include a rainbow flag raising ceremony at Miami Beach City Hall, a festival and parade with exclusive VIP areas, renowned celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food, a lounge for LGBTQ+ seniors, “The Garden of Eve” Women’s tent, the Tea Tent, and family-friendly and pet play areas. Other events include a Pride Lights the Night remembrance for the victims of the PULSE nightclub shooting, a Miss Miami Beach Pride drag queen pageant and an exclusive VIP Gala.
Miami Beach Pride announced its expansion from a week-long event to a nine-day extravaganza with new events and activations, including a voguing ball featuring Jason Rodriguez from the hit FX series Pose and a queer art pop up, celebrate South Florida’s diverse and creative LGBTQ+ community while nodding to Miami Beach Pride’s 2020 theme: “Let’s Have a Ball.”
A tribute to the organization’s home of Miami Beach, the “Let’s Have a Ball” theme salutes the organization’s 12-year heritage while showcasing the City of Miami Beach’s attributes. Event decor and marketing content will feature popular beach motifs, such as beach balls, volleyballs, palm trees, ocean waves and art deco architecture elements, to amplify the Miami Beach experience for locals and visitors alike.
The “Let’s Have a Ball” theme also recognizes ball culture and South Florida’s diverse LGBTQ+ community. Inspired by balls (as seen on Pose), where participants walk and vogue for prizes while fostering a sense of family and togetherness, the theme celebrates all members of the LGBTQ+ community, friends, allies and supporters.
Event decor and marketing content will reflect this aspect of the “Let’s Have a Ball” theme as well. Sharp geometric shapes, strong colors and rich textures in Miami Beach Pride’s marketing content echo the South Florida LGBTQ+ community’s strength and pride.
More than 100,000 participants and spectators are expected to attend the two-day Miami Beach Pride Festival in Lummus Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, 2020. Guests can enjoy live performances from world-class DJs, entertainers and celebrities on two stages. Guests can also take a ride on a Ferris Wheel, meet representatives from pro-LGBTQ+ nonprofit organizations and businesses, and savor delicious food and cocktails.
The main event – the 12th Annual Pride Parade – takes place Sunday, April 5, 2020. Beginning at noon on Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Streets, thousands of Miami Beach Pride Parade participants and spectators will showcase their pride with colorful costumes and fabulous floats.
Following the parade, guests are invited to celebrate their pride once again during the second day of the Miami Beach Pride Festival. Performances from A-list headliners, international DJs, local and world-renowned performers, drag queens and more await. Admission to the festival and parade is free and open to the public.
For more than 11 years, Miami Beach Pride has brought together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, along with friends, allies and supporters, in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community.
The mission of Miami Beach Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community. Miami Beach Pride organizes free, safe, quality, mass-appeal events that are open to all, including the annual parade and festival, which features community booths and expo areas, stages with entertainment, food and drink vendors and family-safe play areas. Additionally, Miami Beach Pride produces educational, cultural and entertainment events and activities throughout the year and sanctions official Pride-related events in order to create a truly celebratory experience for the whole community.
Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to an event on the global stage with A-list celebrities such as Gus Kenworthy, Betty Who, Ross Mathews, Bebe Rexha, Mario Lopez, Elvis Duran, Iggy Azalea, Jordin Sparks, Gloria Estefan and Adam Lambert. Attendance has grown as well. An estimated 15,000 spectators turned out for the first Pride parade in 2009; an estimated 145,000 attended the event in 2018. In addition to Parade spectators, last April’s event included more than 70 parade contingencies, 35 floats and 3,000 participants.
Miami Beach Pride – March 28 to April 5, 2020
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