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6 Apr

Out of the Closet and Onto the Sand, Miami Beach Gay Pride is Here!

Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018

The city of Miami has always been established on the foundation of diversity – not only when it comes to culture and background, but also in regards to sexuality and gender identity. Miami aims to be a progressive space in which an individual does not need to hide who they truly are. In fact, they are often encouraged to flaunt and celebrate it! Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 is the biggest celebration of the year, and Executive Fantasy Hotels wants to prepare you for all the events going on this week so you won’t miss out on a single thing.

LGBTQ+ Gay Pride

Several cities in the United States hold their own pride festivities this time of year. However, no one has quite the same experience as those who attend our very own in Miami. Surrounded by beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and a melting pot of different cultures, Miami Beach indeed provides a unique celebration to the LGBTQ+ community.

Over the years, this celebration has grown from a tiny, intimate gathering to what it is today: a week-long party that is filled with all kinds of events. The parade itself is truly a sight to behold. An estimated 180,000 people are expected to attend this year to enjoy carnival dancers, extravagant costumes, stunning floats, and glitter galore down Miami’s famous Ocean Drive. A-list celebrities are also expected to make an appearance on several stages that will be set up along the area.

Miami Beach Gay Pride Activities

A fun addition to the parade that has been embraced for years is the Miami Beach Gay Pride contest. It has been a long-running tradition to dress up for the occasion in creative costumes and clothing to express your gay pride or support for the community. To encourage and recognize that custom, the organizers of the parade started a competition six years ago to find the most extravagant get-up of the parade.

Once you have taken part in the parade and all its glory, the festivities do not stop there! The rest of the week is jam-packed with exciting club parties and daytime events. This year will host the second annual “Pride Lights the Night” display, which started last year as a way to honor the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando, FL. Miami shows its respect and support for the individuals of the community who lost their lives that day by lighting buildings around the city in rainbow colors and waving specially made flags.

One of the main Gay Pride events will take place on Saturday, April 7th, on Miami Beach in Lummus Park. Hundreds of vendor booths gather for a street fair-like celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Food and cocktails will also be sold. The Beach Party Festival Village in Lummus Park with Expo even includes a Kid Zone area making it an event for all ages to enjoy!

Make the Miami Beach Gay Pride 2018 one to remember and get involved in the festivities! Executive Fantasy Hotels likes to provide insight into any occasion while offering high quality, themed hotel rooms for you to relax and unwind in after your adventures. Contact Executive Fantasy Hotels at (888) 871-3932 or click here now to view our locations!