Miami Beach Pride

Miami Beach Pride

Miami Beach Pride Inc.

Apr 15 - 16, 2023

Miami Beach Pride’s springtime festival returns in 2023, bringing its celebration of all things LGBTQ+ throughout Miami Beach. Besides the free Saturday and Sunday festival and parade dates, Miami Beach Pride's final dates have not been released yet.

What began as a relatively small, 15,000-person event in 2009 has grown to be one of the largest Pride festivals in the country, drawing as many as 170,000 revelers to Greater Miami & Miami Beach. Beyond the much-anticipated Sunday parade, Miami Beach Pride 2023 will also include a pool party, music festival, a gala and other fabulous fun.


The Miami Beach Pride 2023 event lineup to be announced. 

Miami Beach Pride Festival

Saturday and Sunday, April 15 & 16

The main Pride Festival is an exciting, two-day live music event in Lummus Park on April 15 and 16 featuring multiple stages of live music and DJs. Best of all, it’s free to attend. The 2023 lineup has not been released yet, please check back as the date approaches. 

Miami Beach Pride Parade

Sunday, April 16

Finally, April 16 brings the festival’s main event, the much-anticipated Pride Parade. The procession of more than 50 floats begins at noon and will go up Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th streets. Seating areas will be set up along of Ocean Drive, and many of the sidewalk cafes are ideal for putting you in the heart of the action, too. Arrive early for the best vantage points for the parade.


Hydrate and Dress Comfortably

Pride is a marathon, not a sprint, so remember to pace yourself. As most of the events are outdoors, drink lots of water, especially if you’re consuming alcohol. Also, wear plenty of sunscreen, and dress in light and comfortable clothing.

Timing, Parking and Transportation

If you’re not staying in Miami Beach, it’s generally wise to head to the parade and festival as early as possible, as traffic and crowds become more challenging as the day goes on. If you’re driving to Pride, you’ll find city garages on 7th Street between Collins and Washington avenues, as well as on 12th and 13th streets. They will fill up fast, though, and may be tough to exit when the events are over. Be patient and kind to your fellow festival-goers.

Another parking option is the city garage at the end of the MacArthur Causeway on 5th Street and Alton Road. It’s about a 15-minute walk from Lummus Park and will save you the traffic jams and parking challenges along Collins and Washington avenues.

If you’re not driving, consider taking the Poseidon Ferry from Downtown Miami to Miami Beach. It leaves from the Hyatt Regency Miami in Downtown Miami and brings passengers to the Bentley Bay Marina at 6th Street and West Avenue in Miami Beach. From there, it’s about a 15-minute walk to Lummus Park. The ferry costs $13 each way ($7 for Florida residents) and has a bar onboard.

Those coming from Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach can take the high-speed Brightline train to Miami Central station, and then add a Brightline Plus private ride to the beach for a small additional fee. This means you won’t have to find a rideshare or taxi once you get off the train.

Remember, this is a Pride festival, so keeping an open mind is a must. Pride is nothing if not a celebration of unbridled joy, so bring your positive vibe and have a great time.

By: Matthew Meltzer | March 16, 2022


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