Get ready! Come Out With Pride is happy to officially announce the return of an in-person Pride to Lake Eola Park on Saturday, October 15, 20212 With many in our community having already been, or soon to be fully vaccinated, we are optimistic that we can enjoy a safe celebration for all who wish to participate. We are actively monitoring the latest developments and will comply with all applicable local and CDC guidelines as they are updated.
Even though we are striving to bring you an event that rivals or even exceeds the scope of what we presented in 2019, we ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate coming out of a difficult period for both us and our partners.
Planning for this year’s parade and festival has already begun and we will make plenty more announcements in the coming months. Interested in helping with the planning?
Marching Towards Progress
One announcement we’re thrilled to share is that the National Trans Visibility March will be taking place right before this year’s Most Colorful Parade! We anticipate over 5,000 trans and non-binary individuals and allies will be making their way down the streets of Downtown Orlando. The March will make a powerful statement that our community is dedicated towards ending transphobia, discriminatory legislation and unjust policies.
Partner With Us
If your company or organization is interested in being a vendor in our Marketplace or participating in our Most Colorful Parade, the applications are now OPEN! Entry fees during the summer will closely follow our 2019 pricing, but we’re pleased to offer a 50% discount throughout the month of May — this is our biggest discount ever as we want to give our local supporters every opportunity to be a part of Pride this year, especially after so many experienced financial hardship throughout the pandemic. Sponsorships and other opportunities are also available.
Changing the World
Last but not least, we have a team dedicated to assembling a bid for Orlando to host WorldPride in 2026 to mark the ten year remembrance of the Pulse nightclub tragedy. This would be an opportunity to thank people around the world for their kindness and generosity in the weeks and months that followed, while also giving us a global platform to share the story of how our community has grown stronger and more connected. There are still lots of ways to get involved — please consider joining our efforts.