FAQ

Tips & FAQ

Festival Tips

  1. Parking is spread around Downtown — Arrive early and carpool if driving or use a ridesharing service.
  2. Buy Drink Tickets before purchasing beverages.
  3. Bring the whole family — there’s activities and entertainment for everyone!
  4. Dress colorful and come as yourself, but please be respectful of our family-friendly atmosphere.
  5. Respect everyone! We have more in common than we have differences.
  6. Our parade route is different from past years. Grab your spot on Central or Summerlin early!
  7. We have two amazing stages — the Amphitheater Stage and Unified By Pride Stage — check out our entertainment schedule for the full lineups!
  8. livestream will be available from 5:30PM of the entertainment appearing on the Amphitheater Stage.
  9. ASL interpreters are available at the Amphitheater Stage.
  10. Our Marketplace takes up a whole city block on Robinson Ave. — be sure to shop and interact with over 150+ supportive groups and businesses!
  11. Our event happens rain or shine — be sure to check the weather, dress appropriately, and stay hydrated in the heat.
  12. Plan to spend the whole day!
  13. Consider making a $5 suggested donation at our festival entrances to support our Pride Gives Back grants and scholarship program.
  14. Wear your Pride — check out brand new apparel and gifts at our official merchandise tents.
  15. Security is present throughout the park — be vigilant, if you see something say something.
  16. Hungry? We have many food vendors spread throughout the festival!
  17. Stay safe — avoid climbing over barricades particularly around the parade route. There’s plenty of swag to go around!
  18. Have any questions? Stop by our info booths or ask a volunteer or event staff member.
  19. Drink ticket and official merchandise stands will accept major credit cards, cash is also available from ATMs throughout the festival.
  20. Start your Saturday right with the Pre-Parade Pride Brunch at The Hammered Lamb, then recharge at the Come Out With Pride Brunch at the Dr. Phillips Center on Sunday!

FAQ

Below are answers to commonly asked questions about Come Out With Pride. Should you not be able to find what you are looking for, please contact us by clicking here (Please allow 24-48 hours for an answer).

When/where is Come Out With Pride 2021?

Come Out With Pride’s event this year is Saturday, October 9 from noon until 10PM at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando.

Do I need to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community to participate?

Absolutely not! We welcome and encourage our straight allies to enjoy the day’s festivities together. Simply attending Come Out With Pride sends an important message to LGTBQ+ youth and others that they have the love and support of the larger community.

Are the Festival and Parade family-friendly?

The LGBTQ+ community is incredibly diverse and we aim to respect that diversity within our events throughout the week. We also recognize that many families with teenagers and young children wish to enjoy the day together, and thus we’ve made sure our parade and festival are appropriate for those audiences. There are even plenty of fun activities and areas just for kids!

Do I need to purchase a ticket for Come Out With Pride?

We are proud to keep most Come Out With Pride events completely FREE and open to the public. We offer special ticketed events including the VIP Experience; these tickets may include special access, entertainment viewing areas, and food and drinks.

What is the best way to stay updated of what’s happening during Pride Week?

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, RSVP to our events and Share on Facebook (including our main event) and check back here at comeoutwithpride.com.

Where can I park?

Street parking around Downtown Orlando will be limited so it’s best to arrive early. There are also parking garages located within a 5-10 minute walk from Lake Eola Park. Please note that there are several street closures around Lake Eola so plan for extra time to arrive.

Where can I stay?

With over 100,000 hotel rooms, finding the perfect spot to stay in Orlando is never a problem. For Come Out With Pride, we encourage visitors to stay and explore Downtown Orlando where they’ll find an endless variety of dining, entertainment, and nightlife.

Will security be present?

Every year we work closely with the Orlando Police Department (OPD) to make sure the event is safe for our guests. While we are not able to comment on what specific security measures are in place, visitors can expect our event location to be one of the safest areas in all of Orlando on October 9.

How can I sign up to volunteer?

Come Out With Pride is run entirely by volunteers from our production team to those assisting during our events. We are in need of filling various roles — please visit our volunteer opportunities page to learn more and apply.

How can my group participate in the parade?

Parade registration is over for 2021. Contact us if you wish to hear about 2022 opportunities!

What kind of sponsorship/vendor opportunities are available?

Businesses and organizations have a variety of options that let them participate and enable Pride to give back. Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $500 – $50,000+ levels are available and come with a variety of benefits, including a physical presence within our highly-trafficked Sponsor Walk area.

I am a member of the media, what kind of access will be available at this year’s event?

A media pass is strongly encouraged for covering the event on-site. There will be a variety of opportunities for credentialed members of the press to capture moments and conduct interviews during this year’s Come Out With Pride. Please note that media credentials do not grant access to backstage or VIP areas. To request a media credential, please send a message through our contact form with media/advertising as the reason for the inquiry.