Pride Fort Lauderdale is the oldest Pride celebration in the state of Florida, born in 1977 from protests following a successful public referendum to overturn a landmark Miami-Dade County gay rights ordinance.
Over the years, Pride South Florida, now known as Pride Fort Lauderdale, has taken many different forms from protests and parades to celebrations and beach festivals. In 2017, Pride Fort Lauderdale moved to Fort Lauderdale Beach for its 40th anniversary, attracting 40,000 people. This year, Pride Fort Lauderdale presented the first parade in city history on scenic State Route A1A along the beach, with nearly 100,000 spectators.
Pride 2021 will be on November 20 & 21 with an epic two-day beach festival to include a street parade down GAY 1A (A1A), three stages of entertainment, 150 vendors, headlining performances, and sunset concerts with top DJ’s that will have you dancing on the beach into the night.
Extending the weekend celebration is the free screening of the 25th anniversary of the Robin Williams-Nathan Lane romp “The Birdcage,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Las Olas Oceanside Park on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Spring for a $10 VIP ticket and get popcorn and a drink. The evening benefits Pride Fort Lauderdale. View Details.
On Friday, November 19, Friday Night Sound Waves turns up the beat and hosts a colorful Disco Night with the high-energy band KRUSH from 6:30 9:30pm.
2021’s theme will be “Glitter and Gratitude” as we are able, once again, to celebrate with our community after a long and difficult year.
Greater Fort Lauderdale Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, charitable organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. The organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the diverse LGBT+ community of South Florida.