Miami Beach Pride Is Back, Bigger Than Ever

Marking its 15th year, Miami Beach Pride returns once again next month for two weeks of celebrating the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. 

What began in 2009 as a relatively small gathering of 15,000 people has exploded into an international extravaganza attracting more than 170,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, along with their friends, allies, and supporters.

Sixteen days of events

The festivities kick off Friday, March 31, 2023, at 6 p.m. with the Pride Flag Raising Ceremony at Miami Beach City Hall and conclude on Sunday, April 16, 2023 with the grand finale Pride Parade at Ocean Drive.

Highlights include:

  • Miss Miami Beach Pride Pageant at Exchange Miami, Tuesday, April 4
  • Pride Movie Night at Rooftop Cinema Club, Thursday, April 6
  • Easter Family Picnic at Pride Park, Saturday, April 8
  • Queer Art Showcase at Moxy Hotel, Monday, April 10
  • Pride Festival Day 1 at Lummus Park, Saturday, April 15
  • Pride Festival Day 2 at Lummus Park, Sunday, April 16

The celebration culminates with the Pride parade beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 16. The parade route encompasses the Art Deco district along Ocean Drive, from 5th to 15th Street.

Photo via Miami Beach Pride 2023

Extracurricular activities

In addition to the official events, unofficial festivities will spill over everywhere, on the beach as well as the mainland. 

For example, there’ll be a SHE TEA pool party for women on Sunday, April 16 at the High Bar Pool + Bar + Sky in Miami Beach.

And Miami’s gay bars and South Beach clubs will be hosting numerous satellite parties and drag brunches throughout the city.

The Pride Festival at Lummus Park is free and open to the public, but VIP tickets will provide special access to and exclusive amenities at several events, including Festival Days. They can be purchased in advance.

For more information on Miami Beach Pride activities, be sure to check their website.

Get your party on

And if you’re looking for the perfect setting for your own Pride party, look no further than the fabulous downtown Miami venue that is the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building.

With its Art Deco-inspired design, marble walls and floors, and intricately hand-painted cypress ceilings, it’s an absolutely amazing setting for Pride parties, weddings, photo shoots, or any other gathering. 

We have no curfew here, so take a virtual tour and book today!