Miami to Celebrate Pride with Special Wynwood Pride Festival
SWARM and the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) announce the first-ever Wynwood Pride, set to take place in June, National LGBTQ Pride month. Wynwood Pride will include a range of neighborhood activations from panels on LGBTQ issues, film screenings, new mural installations, and more throughout June. The month-long celebration will culminate with the Wynwood Pride Music Festival on June 21- 23, showcasing local and international LGBTQ talent.
“The Wynwood BID is proud to partner with SWARM in hosting the first-ever Wynwood Pride festival, honoring the LGBTQ community and adding to the BID’s diverse lineup of cultural programming,” said Albert Garcia, Wynwood BID Board Vice-Chairman. “We encourage the South Florida community to attend the numerous events during Wynwood Pride that will spotlight the contributions of the LGBTQ community in June.”
Festivalgoers can look forward to a live concert series featuring: international headliner, drag-pop superstar PABLLO VITTAR, AJA, DORIAN ELECTRA, DJ CITIZEN JANE and CARMEN CARRERA as Host – with more talent being announced throughout the month. Additional programming includes drag shows, lip-synching battles, late-night DJs, large-scale art installations, voguing competitions and more. Inspired by the quality and richness of the Coachella festival, the Wynwood Pride Music Festival is set to be Miami’s very own “Queerchella!”
The Festival will also feature a non-profit community village, spotlighting the Festival’s non-profit partners focused on work for LGBTQ Youth, Justice, and Health. The organization’s activations will include HIV testing, counseling information, wardrobe donations, family space, safe space, and more.
“SWARM is thrilled to back the first-ever Wynwood Pride. It’s more than time for the cultural center of Miami to celebrate some of its most vibrant citizens and to do so in one of the most multicultural cities in America during Pride month is just perfect.” said Tony Albelo, SWARM CEO.
“We are excited to welcome the City of Miami’s inaugural Wynwood Pride festival, taking place in a neighborhood that’s historically been home to people of all backgrounds,” said City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “We invite visitors from Miami’s LGBTQ community and beyond to join us in celebrating Wynwood Pride this June.”
The Wynwood Pride Music Festival will be held at The Wynwood Marketplace located at 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 and is free and open to the public. Following are the dates and times for the Festival:
Friday, June 21: 4pm – 3am
Saturday, June 22: 12pm – 3am
Sunday, June 23: 12pm – 10pm
Key festival features and events include:
Live Music Concert featuring International & Local Talent
Community Outreach Village
National (RuPaul’s Drag Race) & Local Drag Performances
Family Zone (Drag Queen Story hour, face-painting, games, & more)
LBGTQ Centered Programming
Large scale Art & Fashion Installations
Wynwood Pride events will be held in June at various venues throughout the Wynwood Arts District to help inform, unite, and raise awareness of the LGBTQ resources, artists, and activists dedicated to improving our community’s lives. The Wynwood Pride Music Festival is produced by SWARM, in partnership with the Wynwood BID. To learn more about Wynwood Pride including the Wynwood Pride Music Festival and its schedule of events, participating businesses and special offers, please visit WynwoodPride.com and WynwoodMiami.com