Greater Fort Lauderdale is set to welcome the first Pride of the Americas Festival presented by Visit Lauderdale February 10-12, 2023. After several years of cancellations, the highly anticipated, multi-faceted festival will bring concerts, a Pride of the Americas Festival Parade, hundreds of vendors and a two-day beach party.
“This will be the largest LGBT+ event to take place in Greater Fort Lauderdale and it comes at a crucial time in our community’s history – a time when inclusion and advocacy are paramount,” said Richard Gray, Visit Lauderdale’s Senior Vice President of Inclusion and Accessibility. “When we first began planning the event, we were particularly engaged in advocating for the LGBT+ rights of people in Latin America and the Caribbean as we saw a discrepancy in treatment of individuals. But daily, we are reminded that inclusion, acceptance and safety are international priorities, and now is the time to invite participation from a global audience.”
The festival, organized and programmed by Pride Fort Lauderdale and presented by destination organization Visit Lauderdale, was originally planned for April 2020 but was cancelled and rescheduled due to the pandemic.
The festival will kick off with a February 10 concert featuring a major artist (to be announced Summer 2022) on the main stage at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. The two-day Pride of the Americas Festival will take place along Fort Lauderdale’s beach February 11-12 with several stages of entertainment and over 125 vendors.
Updates on entertainment and event programming will be available at Pride Fort Lauderdale’s event page. Find full destination information at including things to do, dining, nightlife and information on LGBT+ friendly hotels.