Guide to pride: What to know about Coming Out with Pride Orlando this weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida, it’s time to show your pride.


Come Out with Pride’s Pride event returns to being an in-person event on Saturday at Lake Eola Park, bringing back all the colorful fun we remember from pre-pandemic days.

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Here are some things to know before you head out to the day of love:

  • The event lasts from noon to 9:30 p.m. Click here to see a festival map of Lake Eola Park.
  • The parade, presented by Winn-Dixie, begins at 4 p.m. The route starts on Orange Avenue at Washington Street. More than 100 groups of participants stroll a mile through downtown Orlando. This year’s grand marshals are community leader Shea Cutliff, student leader and activist Will Larkins, American actor Michael James Scott and posthumous grand marshal Doug Baaser.
  • There will be three stages throughout providing various entertainment from noon to 8:30 p.m.

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  • The Pride VIP Experience lasts from noon to 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought here.
  • Pride Market Place will showcase the goods and services of organizations who support the LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida from noon to 7 p.m.
  • From noon to 7 p.m., you can stroll through the SponsorWalk to learn more about partners and businesses and organizations committed to diversity in the Central Florida area.

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  • The Rainbow Ranch Family Zone will offer arts and crafts, performances and readings from noon to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sober Pride, presented by Pineapple Healthcare, will have a mocktail bar, photo booth and more from noon to 9:30 p.m.
  • The Central Florida Trans March will be part of the parade that steps off at 4 p.m. A rally begins at 1 p.m. at The Diva Stage.
  • Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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