Updated: August 27, 2021
The health and safety of our participants, volunteers and attendees is a top priority — our goal is for everyone to feel safe and comfortable while at Pride. Our team is in regular contact with city officials and other agencies to ensure our protocols address all local and CDC policies.
Come Out With Pride takes place in person at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, October 9. We consulted with health professionals and local officials, conducted a local Come Out With Pride survey and reviewed an HRC Foundation national survey that showed over 90% of LGBTQ+ adults had received at least one vaccine shot.
A variety of health and safety measures will be implemented throughout the event in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and vaccinations are also available on site. According to current guidelines, health and safety measures may include:
- Face masks in certain areas
- Social distancing
- Temperature checks for volunteers and vendors
- Enhanced sanitation
- Limiting capacity for the festival and/or specific elements of the festival
To manage crowd levels, all attendees should RSVP in advance. It is completely free to RSVP.
Your Personal Safety
While Come Out With Pride will be enacting measures to reduce the risk of COVID transmission, we cannot guarantee that the risk is zero. All attendees and participants knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of Come Out With Pride.
It is strongly recommended that all eligible individuals are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending any of this year’s in-person events.
We recognize that vaccination may not be possible for everyone, including:
- People with pre-existing medical conditions such as certain allergies
- People with autoimmune conditions or who are immunocompromised
- Children under the age of 12
If you have questions about your medical status, consult with your doctor prior to vaccination.
If you feel that you or others in your group are at a higher risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19, we ask you to please stay home. This includes people who are experiencing COVID or COVID-like symptoms.
People who are immunocompromised, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or do not wish to participate in person will still be able to experience Pride through live online broadcasts from the event. We hope to announce some virtual events for those who cannot attend in person at a later date.
Of course there will also be many more Come Out With Pride festivals in the future for anyone who cannot join us this October!
We will update this page as new information becomes available.