WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
OFFICIAL PRE-PRIDE MIXER
Goddess of the River Drag Challenge, Flip Flops – 6 p.m.
Three drag queens, each in their own boats, compete for the title in this outrageous aquatic fundraiser and paddleboarders and kayakers will vote for their favorite performers. Click here to get your tickets.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
Runway Fashion Show, Hard Rock Event Center – 7 p.m. Trunk Show, 8 p.m. Fashion Show
The latest designs from Project Runway alumni will be featured in this fabulous runway fashion show that officially kicks off Pride weekend at the Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Watch for a special announcement about our guest MC and other entertainers. Click here for tickets.
Official Thursday Night Party, Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar – 9 p.m. – LATE
Celebrate Pride with your friends at Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors, famous for their Thursday night $3 Long Island iced teas. You won’t want to miss the “What’s the Tea?” drag show, too.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
Pride Pool Party, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach – 11 a.m.
Looking for some fun on Friday afternoon before Pride on the Drive? The Courtyard by Marriott on Fort Lauderdale Beach is hosting an afternoon party on the upper pool deck overlooking the beach.
Pride on the Drive – 6 p.m. – LATE
On Friday night, the party moves to Wilton Manors where dozens of bars, restaurants and shops will be rolling out the rainbow carpet for a casual celebration in the “gayborhood.” Enjoy drink specials, discounts and live entertainment at participating businesses, all night, up and down Wilton Drive.
- The Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr., presents a special concert by Sir Ari Gold, 9:30 p.m.
- CCBOY (Chubs, Chasers, Bears, Older, Younger) holds their 6th annual Big Belly Contest at Rumors Bar & Grill, 2426 Wilton Dr.
- Watch for more events to be added!
Stonewall National Museum & Archives Gala – 7 p.m.
Our friends at the Stonewall National Museum & Archives observe the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots at their annual gala at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach. Actress and activist Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act”) will be the guest speaker for the gala, which also includes a silent auction, dinner and entertainment. Click here to reserve your tickets today.
AirOtic – Sunshine Cathedral, 8 p.m.
Dazzling aerialists fly overhead inside the Sunshine Cathedral in this sexy, adult cirque production. There’s no bad seat for an intimate and exciting encounter with the six talented performers. Tickets start at $30. An Official Pride Fort Lauderdale Event. Click here for tickets.
“Afterglow” – Wilton Theater Factory, 8 p.m.
An open marriage gets complicated in this Off Broadway hit by S. Asher Gelman. Catch this Ronnie Larsen Presents production at Wilton Theater Factory in Wilton Manors, Feb. 14 – March 10. An Official Pride Fort Lauderdale Event. Click here for tickets.
SATURDAY, FEB 23
Drag Brunch – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pride Fort Lauderdale is teaming up with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival for a fabulous drag brunch at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach. National radio personality Elvis Duran will be your host, along with his fiancé Alex Carr and MC Shawn Palacious (aka Kitty Meow). Enjoy delectable dishes created by local celebrity chefs and performances by the region’s top drag queens. Tickets are $125 each. Click here to reserve your tickets today.
B3: Bear Beach Bash – 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Party the afternoon away with music and entertainment by “My Big Funny Peter,” the world’s first gay muscle bear comedian, Peter Bisuito, as your host. Hot muscle bear go-go dancers and more on the Sebastian Beach stage! Get there early and you’ll be in a prime location to watch the very first Pride Fort Lauderdale “Carnaval” parade, too! Best of all, it’s FREE! $5 suggested donation.
Carnaval Drag & Dine Parties
The festival gets started early at the many hotels and restaurants along SR A1A (and you can beat the traffic for the parade). Participating businesses will be offering entertainment, drink and food specials all afternoon.
- Parade Party, Courtyard by Marriott, 12 Noon – 5:30 p.m. More info at 954-635-4120.
- Brunch and Parade Viewing Party, Rock Bar, 12 Noon – 5:30 p.m. Click here for more info.
- She Tea, Official Women’s Party, Spazio, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Click here for more info.
- Latin T-Dance, Cafe Ibiza, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Click here for more info.
Carnaval Parade – 5:30 p.m.
We’re having a parade! Pride Fort Lauderdale is hosting its first Pride parade this afternoon along scenic SR A1A, the FIRST parade ever held on Fort Lauderdale Beach. We’re expecting more than 80,000 spectators along the route, which runs from Sebastian Beach to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
Pride Block Party – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
After the parade, head to 5th St. and SR A1A for a rockin’ block party. Dance the night away while enjoying live performances by your favorite local drag queens, musical acts and internationally-acclaimed DJ Dani Toro from Spain. Free, $5 suggested donation.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Beach Festival – 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Celebrate Pride on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Visit exhibitors and food vendors, enjoy music and performances on TWO stages and stick around for the stunning fireworks show at 7:45 p.m. American Idol’s Ada Vox and singer, choreographer and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Todrick Hall perform live on stage, along with top DJs. More than 50,000 people are expected for the festival. FREE admission, $5 donation requested at the gate.
OUTshine’s Big Night Out – The Manor, 7 p.m.
Calling all film buffs! OUTshine LGBT Film Festival celebrates Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars, with a gala watching party at the area’s largest LGBT+ nightclub. Click here for tickets.
Official Pride Closing Night Party – The Pub, 9 p.m.
Join us in Wilton Manors at the Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr., as we mark the conclusion of another Pride Fort Lauderdale celebration.