Miami Beach Pride Coronavirus Statement

Monday March 9, 2020

Miami Beach Pride remains committed to providing our audiences with an exciting and safe celebration of the unique spirit of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities.

As the safety of our guests, sponsors, volunteers and community is paramount to our mission, Pride is staying vigilant and advised on the ever-changing developments with COVID-19, the coronavirus.

Following affirmation from the City of Miami Beach and our health-related partners, Miami Beach Pride will continue as planned.

Pride will continuously monitor daily developments of the virus and is fully committed to instituting additional steps to help safeguard the health and safety of our guests and participants, including the measures in our COVID-19 Prevention and Health Plan.

For more information:

  • Regarding the coronavirus, refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the World Health Organization (WHO) website
  • Video from WHO: How to Protect Yourself When Traveling During the Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Health experts recommend frequent and thorough hand washing as the best line of defense. Here is a video from the CDC on best practices for handwashing.


    About Miami Beach Pride

    Miami Beach Pride is a nine-day celebration taking place March 28-April 5, 2020. Events include a rainbow flag-raising ceremony at Miami Beach City Hall, a festival and parade with exclusive VIP areas, renowned celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food, a lounge for LGBTQ+ seniors, "The Garden of Eve" Women's Tent, the Tea Tent, and family-friendly and pet play areas. Other events include a Pride Lights the Night remembrance for the victims of the PULSE nightclub shooting, a Queer Art Pop-Up Showcase, a Miss Miami Beach Pride drag queen pageant, a Social Justice Night, the Miami Beach Pride Ball and an exclusive VIP Gala.

    Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to an international extravaganza featuring A-list celebrities such as Gus Kenworthy, Ross Mathews, Bebe Rexha, Andy Cohen, Elvis Duran, Iggy Azalea, Jordin Sparks, Gloria Estefan and Adam Lambert. After its inaugural year in 2009, with an estimated 15,000 spectators, Miami Beach Pride has grown to an event attracting approximately 170,000 attendees. In addition to parade spectators, the 2019 event included more than 100 parade contingencies, 35 floats and 4,000 participants.

    Miami Beach Pride is made possible with the support of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, the City of Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Celebrity Cruises returns as the presenting sponsor. While still a work in progress, additional sponsors for Miami Beach Pride 2020, as of February 28, 2020, include AHF Pharmacy; Ambiente Magazine/Unity Coalition; American Airlines; Anidjar & Levine Accident Attorneys; Atlantic Broadband; AxelBeach Miami; Babe Wine; Baptist Health; Belle Isle Moonshine; Bud Light; Capital One; the Clevelander; Coca-Cola; the Confidante; Crunch Fitness; Crystal Academy; Delta Airlines; Dr. Brandt Skincare; Dunkin' Donuts; Edge Media Network; Entercom; Enterprise Holdings; Gilead; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; The Hartford; HealthMerch; Herradura; Jack Daniel's; Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails; Jackson Health Systems; Korbel Prosecco; Let's Stop HIV Together; Lexus; Lincoln Road; Magic City Casino; Miami Foundation; Mini USA; the Nest Rooftop Sunset Lounge; Nissan; NBC 6, Out of the Closet Thrift Stores; Telemundo 51 and Comcast Spotlight; The Postcard Agency; Red Bull; Source Events; South Beach Group Hotels; TD Bank; Tito's Handmade Vodka; Trulieve; University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities; Visa; W. BRADFORD; Waste Management; and Wire Magazine.

    For more information about Miami Beach Pride 2020, please visit www.miamibeachpride.com

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