Pride South Florida Moves to October

February 3, 2015 – Press Release

The Board of Directors of Pride South Florida voted unanimously to move its 2015 ‘Fort Lauderdale Pride’ festival to the weekend of October 9 at Holiday Park.

The decision allows the City of Wilton Manors to hold a Stonewall Festival in June on Wilton Drive without competing with Fort Lauderdale Pride.

Pride South Florida will conduct the Fort Lauderdale Pride event under the theme of  ‘We’re Coming Out,’ as October 11 is in fact National Coming Out Day. It is also the weekend of the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Fort Lauderdale Pride will partner with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the event, which will feature the AIDS Health Care Foundation as its signature sponsor. Prospective plans include nighttime movies in the park and a parade along Fort Lauderdale beach.

While more specific details can be worked out, organizations may now register for booths and vendor spaces for the two-day festival in Holiday Park, on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.

Fort Lauderdale Pride Chair Norm Kent admitted that changing the date again was “difficult, but it would be detrimental and devastating to have two groups competing for Pride patrons a week apart in the middle of June. So we adapted to the situation. Faced with this crisis, our board did the right and proper thing. The new festival dates and plans are spectacular. Our sponsors and business partners are all very excited about it.”

What does PSF do with your donations?

Pride South Florida is an all volunteer organization, 100% of the profits of the proceeds raised go back into the community. The money generated from Pride Fort Lauderdale serves as the primary income producer for various grant programs and public benefit opportunities throughout the year.

How do we donate to the community?

Through a Grant Program each spring directed to Broward County organizations, Pride South Florida selects several 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

Pride Fort Lauderdale is a celebration and tribute to the LGBT community and its unique culture. Taking place at the very popular War Memorial Auditorium and Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale Pride is a weekend long event which includes non-stop local, regional and national entertainment, an outdoor presenters area featuring over 150 vendors, food areas ( now with Healthier options available ), frozen cocktails, beer and cocktails,  a dance tent and many more fun and exciting surprises

2015 will mark our 38th Annual Event and will be at War Memorial Auditorium in Holiday Park.  This means we have a great indoor space for vendors in  the air-conditioned War Memorial Auditorium. This space will also include the much respected and loved Aids Memorial Quilt on display for everyone to see and remember those who came before. And returning to the inside stage will be the Miss Pride South Florida – Plus Contest.

Come join the fun and show your PRIDE!
Save the Date! October 10th & 11th 2015

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