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Guide to Miami Beach Pride 2023

The iconic LGBTQ+ celebration kicks off April 1 with 16 days of parties, performances and its flagship SoBe parade.

Falyn Wood
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Falyn Wood

It’s the happiest time of year: Miami Beach Pride is back for 2023, marking 15 years of one of South Beach’s most colorful and inclusive annual celebrations. Since its inception in 2009, the Miami Beach Pride Festival and Parade has grown from a neighborhood gathering of 15,000 to a multiday international extravaganza drawing more than 170,000 attendees.

This year's massive, 16-day celebration includes a sprawling Festival Village featuring free live music performances at Lummus Park and, of course, the grand finale Sunday parade. Other highlights of the packed schedule include the Fun Dip kick-off pool party at The Clevelander, a queer art showcase at The Moxy, the annual Miss Miami Beach Pride Pageant, and an evening centered around social just and wellness at O Cinema. RuPaul’s Drag Race and Broadway star Todrick Hall closes out the festivities with a performance on the festival mainstage on Sunday, April 16.

Outside of the official events, keep an eye out for Miami Beach Pride-themed drag brunches and satellite parties going down all over the city at Miami’s best gay bars and the hottest South Beach clubs. Raise your rainbow flags, stock up on party favors and don’t forget to tip your drag queens. Here’s our guide to Miami Beach Pride 2023.

When is Miami Beach Gay Pride 2023?

This year's programming is longer than ever, running from April 1 through 16.

Where does Miami Beach Pride take place?

Once a humble street fair, the party now takes over Ocean Drive, Lummus Park and surrounding areas, but you can find Pride activations all around the city, from the beach to the mainland, throughout the week. Check the website for a full list of official Pride events and locations.

What should I know about the parade?

The parade is scheduled to take place starting at 4pm on Sunday, April 16, and runs the length of the Art Deco district along Ocean Drive, from 5th to 15th Street.

How do I get tickets to the festival?

The Pride Festival at Lummus Park is free and open to the public, along with the parade and several of the sanctioned Pride events. VIP tickets and packages are available to purchase in advance. Full details can be found on their website.


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