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Miami Beach Pride Announces 16th Anniversary With Star-Studded Lineup and Thrilling Entertainment Program

Updated: Mar 17

MIAMI BEACH - Miami Beach Pride returns for its 16th anniversary with events running from April 2 - April 14, 2024. What originally began as a parade down Ocean Drive has now transformed into programming spanning 12 days that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The festivities include lavish floats, a queer art showcase designed to support local artists, social justice night as the community faces increasing legislative attacks, celebrity guests of honor, live performances and much more. This year's 2-day festival presented by Love Spirit has grown tremendously and promises to be the biggest and best iteration of Miami Beach Pride to date. To honor the journey of the LGBTQ+ community, the 2024 festival theme, Pride. Progress. Perseverance., will highlight our community’s past and celebrate a brighter collective future.

“With over 12 days of exciting events, there is truly something for everyone and we have maintained our commitment to keep much of our programming free for the community to be as inclusive as possible,” says Bruce Horwich, Chairman of Miami Beach Pride. “Growing from a 15,000-person event in 2009 to now being one of the most celebrated Prides in the country with more than 170,000 attendees from all over the world, our goal is to honor our community all while having the message of unwavering resilience and uniqueness on full display along Miami Beach.”


Grand Marshal and Headline Performer: 

  • Billy Porter

Grand Marshals:

  • Lisa Rinna

  • June Diane Raphael

Additional Entertainers:

  • Farina

  • Mila Jam

  • Kimberly Nichole

  • Kayne The Lovechild

  • Jessica Wild

  • DJ Alex Acosta

  • DJ Guy Scheiman

  • DJ Alexis Tucci

  • DJ Sushiman

  • DJ Robbie Leslie

  • DJ Gunn


  • Pride Parade along Ocean Drive presented by CAN Community Health; On April 14th at Noon, chosen partners, organizations and charities all over the country assemble to be a part of the Parade as thousands march in solidarity along Ocean Drive to celebrate their Pride. Floats, cheerleaders, drag queen performers and more can be seen marching together, a showcase of how Miami Beach uniquely stands for Pride.

  • Love Spirit Entertainment Stage: Featuring our headlining talent on the south side of the festival, there will be a variety of high-energy performances on Saturday beginning at Noon and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.

  • HealthyMD Dance Stage: For all of our festival goers who come to dance, this is the place to be! With a stellar lineup of your favorite DJs, this stage will kick off on Saturday beginning at Noon and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Capital One Cafe Community Stage; A stage featuring up-and-coming talent, so come find your new favorites!

  • Pride Through Time Exhibit: An immersive walkthrough at the entrance of the festival outlining the world history of the LGBTQ+ community in honor of the 2024 theme "Pride. Progress. Perseverance."

  • Jack Daniel’s Garden of Eve Women’s Pavilion: This special tent for our ladies always has amazing music from an all-female lineup of DJs and is not to be missed!

  • Gilead Trans Pride Pavilion; A trans-inclusive space highlighting trans-centered exhibitors, trans performers and DJs.

  • The Lawn at the Calming Pavilion; A safe space for all differently abled attendees, youth and anyone who wants to take a break from the action, with tons of games and activities for all ages. This activation will also feature a brand new exhibit featuring Pride in Florida.

  • Capital One Cafe Food Court; A wide selection of eight food vendors serving a variety of cuisine from around the world.

  • Jack Daniel’s Airstream Activation; Come take your insta-ready photos and enjoy an interactive tasting from one of the industry’s most recognizable brands  

  • Vizzy Airstream Activation: For all the seltzer lovers, come and enjoy the latest flavors for that springtime sipping on the beach

  • Molson Coors Tie Dye Activation; Brighten up your look in neon multicolors at this immersive activation

  • La Crema Inclusive Activation; Get the full La Crema Winery walkthrough experience and taste all the rich varietals and bubbles La Crema has to offer.

Other Programs:

Angel’s Program

  • Miami Beach Pride is proud to continue its Angels Program in association with the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ+ students of merit. The organization empowers students and stimulates positive change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development and community service training. 

Legacy Couples Program

  • Miami Beach Pride’s Legacy Couples program presented by Raymond James, established during the first Pride in 2009, recognizes same-sex couples who have been in committed relationships of 10 years or longer. ​While all of us who are openly a part of the LGBTQ+ community are living and writing the history of our movement, it’s oftentimes the hidden stories of our queer elders who were at the forefront of the fight for equality and fairness who paved the way for our community to live as freely as we do today. We currently have 103 couples in our program spanning Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z.

About Miami Beach Pride

For 16 years, Miami Beach Pride has brought together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ+ community. It is their mission to envision, plan and execute a roster of events and activities that are as diverse as the community itself, including activities centering on entertainment, events, arts, culture and civic and social engagement. 

MBP is the leading LGBTQ+ cultural arts organization in South Florida, regularly attracting 170K+ attendees. They annually produce a 1.7 million dollar Pride Festival and Parade for free for the community in April. This year’s festivities kick off on April 2 with two full weeks of LGBTQ-centered events and activities culminating in the Festival and Parade Weekend April 13 & 14, 2024.

Miami Beach Gay Pride, Inc /Miami Beach Pride Festival & Parade is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. We are also supported by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the City of Miami Beach.

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