MIAMI BEACH, FL, November 04, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival is an extraordinary all-day event that features a loud and colorful parade followed by an enormous festival with more than 100 booths, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area. For 2012, the parade moves to Sunday to allow organizers an additional day of activity leading up to the popular parade and festival, said Babak Movahedi, president of the Pride Board of Directors.
In addition to the parade moving to Sunday, Movahedi said the expanded line-up of Pride activities will include a Friday night block party along Lincoln Road, a Saturday pool party at the Surfcomber Hotel, a Saturday night VIP fundraising event and a Sunday night closing party after the parade and festival.
Coming into its fourth year, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown into the largest, single-day event of the entire year in Miami Beach. The hugely successful event in 2011 attracted more than 40,000 people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and all age groups. Last year's Pride Parade and Festival featured a parade with 66 entries and 1,200 participants, followed by an enormous festival with exciting celebrities and musical performances, 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, refreshments and a family-friendly play area.
The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community by producing free, safe, quality mass-appeal events that are open to all, including the Parade, Festival and allied Miami Beach Pride sanctioned events. For more information as events and activities are confirmed, visit http://www.miamibeachgaypride.com.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival
Sunday, April 15
Noon - 8 p.m.
Parade: Ocean Drive, from 5th to 13th Streets, Miami Beach
Festival: Lummus Park, Ocean Drive, between 10th and 13th Streets, Miami Beach
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