Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Pride Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Streets. The 10th Anniversary Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade will be louder and more colorful than ever! Featuring Grand Marshal Olympic medalist Gus Kenworthy and Ally Grand Marshal NBC6’s Roxanne Vargas. Including 70+ floats and over 3,000 participants. Honoring the Legacy Couples, committed couple who have been together for 10 years or longer.
Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to an event on the global stage with A-list celebrities such as Ross Mathews as Grand Marshal in 2017, Elvis Duran in 2016 and Jordin Sparks and Bebe Rexha as headline entertainers. Mario Lopez was Grand Marshal in 2015, Gloria Estefan was Grand Marshal in 2014 and Adam Lambert performed in 2013. Attendance has grown as well. An estimated 15,000 spectators turned out for the first Pride parade in 2009; an estimated record of 135,000-plus attended the event in 2017, which attracted not only South Floridians, but also visitors from throughout the world. Recently, Miami Beach Gay Pride was named one of the “Top 100 Events of the Year” for the third year in a row by BizBash Magazine and earned the Pink Flamingo Award as favorite multi-day event for the fifth year in a row.
Photos courtesy of Stephen R. Lang, Mark’s List; and Juan Saco Mironoff, Miami-Gay-Blog.com