L.G.B.T.Q. Pride Month celebrations are taking place all over the U.S. throughout June. The month was chosen in honor of the Stonewall riots in New York in June 1969. A few Florida Pride parades and other events are scheduled at different times of the year, such as Miami Beach’s in April, but many wait for the official Pride Month. Here’s a roundup of special events to support the L.G.B.T.Q. community.
BYOBoat or board a charter for FLoatarama Flotilla on June 11. Decorated boats will travel from Esplanade Park along the New River and Intracoastal Waterway. The city’s Wilton Manors neighborhood hosts its annual Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival on June 19. NBC-6 Miami meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin serves as grand marshal for both.
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Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Dance for a great cause. The 20th annual Stonewall Ball at Cox Science Center and Aquarium on June 25 benefits L.G.B.T.Q. local nonprofit Compass Community Center. This year’s “Electric Disco” theme begins with a VIP cocktail reception, silent auction, entertainment and awards, followed by the after-party in the Electric Disco Forest.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach
Among several Pride festivities, don’t miss the black-tie Rainbow Awards Show at WJCT-TV Studios on June 11. Jax Gay nonprofit founded the ceremony in 2011. The family-friendly “Big Gay Picnic” with food and games will be held at Riverside’s Willowbranch Park on June 25. Please note alcohol isn’t allowed per park rules.
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Miami’s happening Wynwood arts district hosts Wynwood Pride to benefit Equality Florida from June 10-12. Pop singer Marina and rapper Azealia Banks headline the two-day music festival at the RC Cola Plant. Then on Sunday, the festival fills the whole neighborhood with complimentary events from art installations to surprise guest appearances.
It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do. Graffiti and street art-adorned façades transformed this warehouse district into a flourishing lifestyle destination visited by tourists from around the world. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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While waiting for the Space Coast’s Pridefest & Parade on September 24, everyone is welcome to run, walk, skip or sashay in the 2022 Rainbow Run 5K on June 18. Space Coast Pride nonprofit’s family-friendly fundraiser at Wickham Park also involves T-shirts for adult and youth participants, awards, entertainment, vendors and food trucks.
Melbourne balances the historic charm of a small beach town with the urban excitement of nearby Orlando. With its prime oceanside location along the Space Coast, as well as other bodies of water like the Indian River Lagoon, it’s a fishing, boating and water sports paradise. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Tin Roof restaurant and live music joint sponsors the Delray Beach Pride Festival & Concert on June 11. Held at NE Second Avenue between East Atlantic Avenue and NE Second Street, festivities include a pet costume contest, food trucks and drag queen entertainment. Afterward, head to the Old School Square Pavilion for an evening concert.
People gravitate to Delray Beach for its old-fashioned appeal and walkable, residential downtown with a lively main street. Culture and nature like a relaxing beach coexist in harmony, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.