It’s March in South Florida. So that means there should be only one thing on everyone’s mind: Palm Beach Pride on March 30 and 31 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth! 

This year, our community celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. This momentous milestone is reflected in this year’s theme: 50 Years of Pride. We invite all Palm Beach Pride attendees to dress in the style of their favorite decade from the past 50 years. 

This year, for the first time, Compass is partnering with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to create a unique piece of art that will serve as the backdrop of Palm Beach Pride’s stage! A call to local artists went out in February asking for submissions and the winning design will be on display the entire weekend. 

One of the main attractions of Pride each year is the entertainment, and the Compass team has secured an extraordinary lineup for this year. We’re delighted to invite DJ Citizen Jane back to our stage. She always gets the crowd up and jumping, and we can’t wait for her to do it again this year! 

We are also thrilled to have welcome rapper Cazwell at Pride, along with headliner Robin S., who scored success in the 1990s with such hit singles as "Show Me Love" and "Luv 4 Luv.”

Palm Beach Pride’s entertainment is chart-topping, but we also look forward to the delicious, multicultural food selections, shopping among the best local artisans in South Florida, and many other fun activities that make Palm Beach Pride one of South Florida’s top weekend destinations. 

 Each year, the parade expands to new levels and this year is no different. In fact, it will start at 11 a.m., earlier than in past years, to accommodate all of the participants! This year’s grand marshals are the participants of Compass’ and Palm Beach Dramaworks’ joint effort: the Legacy Project. The Project is an intergenerational storytelling program that features mature members of our community being interviewed by LGBTQ Youth. Community favorites like Rooster’s, The Mad Hatter, and Penny’s at the Duke will be back in the parade. Also featured will be Miss Palm Beach Pride 2019 Kataleya Davenport Dupree. All groups, large and small, are welcome to participate. 

Palm Beach Pride is a family friendly event and it is our goal to make it as open and accepting for people from all backgrounds and age groups as possible. Family-fun activities at Pride will include face painting, colorful hair extensions, body art and glitter.

We look forward to seeing everyone on March 30 and 31 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth to celebrate Palm Beach Pride! Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. For more information about all things Pride, check our website at


Claudia Harrison is Compass’ Chief Information Officer. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.