From: Thursday, Feb 21st, 2019
To: Sunday, Feb 24th, 2019
Fort Lauderdale Pride
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Runway Fashion Show, Hard Rock Event Center – 7 p.m. Trunk Show, 8 p.m. Fashion Show
The latest designs from Project Runway alumni will be featured in this fabulous runway fashion show that officially kicks off Pride weekend at the Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Watch for a special announcement about our guest MC and other entertainers. Tickets on sale soon.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
Pride on the Drive – 6 p.m.
On Friday night, the party moves to Wilton Manors where dozens of bars, restaurants and shops will be rolling out the rainbow carpet for a casual celebration in the “gayborhood.” Enjoy drink specials, discounts and live entertainment at participating businesses, all night, up and down Wilton Drive.
Stonewall National Museum & Archives Gala – 7 p.m.
Our friends at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives observe the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots at their annual gala at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach. Actress and activist Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act”) will be the guest speaker for the gala, which also includes a silent auction, dinner and entertainment.
SATURDAY, FEB 23
Drag Brunch – 11:30 a.m.
Pride Fort Lauderdale is teaming up with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival for a fabulous drag brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach. National radio personality Elvis Duran will be your host, along with his fiancé Alex Carr and MC Shawn Palacious (aka Kitty Meow). Enjoy delectable dishes created by local celebrity chefs and performances by the region’s top drag queens. Tickets are $125 each.
B3: Bear Beach Bash – 12 p.m.
Party the afternoon away with music and entertainment by “My Big Funny Peter,” the world’s first gay muscle bear comedian, Peter Bisuito, as your host. Hot muscle bear go-go dancers and more on the Sebastian Beach stage! Get there early and you’ll be in a prime location to watch the very first Pride Fort Lauderdale “Carnaval” parade, too! Best of all, it’s FREE!
Carnaval Drag & Dine Parties – 12 p.m.
The festival gets started early at the many hotels and restaurants along SR A1A (and you can beat the traffic for the parade). Participating businesses will be offering entertainment, drink and food specials all afternoon. Check back for a complete list.
Carnaval Parade – 5:30 p.m.
We’re having a parade! Pride Fort Lauderdale is hosting its first Pride parade this afternoon along scenic SR A1A, the FIRST parade ever held on Fort Lauderdale Beach. We’re expecting more than 80,000 spectators along the route, which runs from Sebastian Beach to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
Pride Block Party – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
After the parade, head to 5th St. and SR A1A for a rockin’ block party. Dance the night away while enjoying live performances by your favorite local drag queens, musical acts and internationally-acclaimed DJs.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Beach Festival – 12 p.m.
Celebrate Pride on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Visit exhibitors and food vendors, enjoy music and performances on TWO stages and stick around for the stunning fireworks show at 7:45 p.m. American Idol’s Ada Vox and singer, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall perform live on stage, along with top DJs. More than 50,000 people are expected for the festival. FREE admission, $5 donation requested at the gate.
Don’t miss the shows on the beach in the new gay village with the very best acts and DJs.
Fort Lauderdale Pride is an annual event held on the last Sunday in February each year. The main event and stage shows take place on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Fort Lauderdale Pride festival includes world renowned entertainers, local & national exhibitors, food court and of course the world-class beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, the pride village includes a family area, sporting area, History of Pride educational area, Senior Chill Zone, Sober Zone and a VIP area.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has gay establishments cater to a broad cross-section of the gay world, with a good selection of gay resorts at Fort Lauderdale Beach, two blocks off the ocean, but within easy walking distance of sand and surf. The gay beach is opposite Sebastian Street, just north of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The nearby gay district of Wilton Manors is where the nightlife is busiest.
Video Of Fort Lauderdale Pride
3 minutes of Pride Fort Lauderdale 2017
Recommended Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has some of the best gay and gay-friendly resorts in the US. We suggest you stay as close to the beach as possible for great views and easy taxi or driving to the nearby gay bars.
3 Star – Gay Only
This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Situated 153 m from Atlantic Ocean beaches, this all-male clothing-
optional gay hotel is located in Fort Lauderdale. It has 2 heated pools and offers guestrooms with luxury bedding and cable TV.