Miami Beach Pride is a 10-day affair stretching over two weekends.

While last weekend was filled with educational and cultural events and exhibitions, this weekend will look a lot more like what you’d expect from a massive party in Miami Beach.

The marquee event is the parade along Ocean Drive. It’s scheduled to step off at noon on Sunday, April 10. Floats, drag queens, cheerleaders and more will liven up the crowd. Afterward the festival will continue at Lummus Park (the Pride Festival at Lummus Park is also happening on Saturday). The parade will be broadcast by Happening Out Television Network.

One of the most anticipated floats will carry “Legacy Couples.” Those are LGBT couples that have been together for at least a decade. One of those couples is Gregg Shapiro and Rick Karlin.

“We’re grateful to Miami Beach Pride for recognizing and honoring long-term LGBTQ+ couples,” they said. “We’re humbled to be included in the 400+ Years of Love exhibit.”

They’ve been together for nearly 30 years.

Scheduled entertainers include Robbie Elias, Zehn, Dan Slater, and more.

The weekend gets started on Thursday, April 7, with the Legends Ball. Exchange Miami nightclub is becoming a haven for ballroom aficionados. Ballroom houses will compete in several categories to be crowned House Supreme.

Friday night is the VIP Beach Affair. Tickets are $225 for the event at Lummus Park. In addition to food and drink, surprise entertainers are promised along with giveaways. 


VIP tickets to the weekend’s events are also available. For more details on the schedule and tickets, visit MiamiBeachPride.com.

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