Pride of the Americas will kick-off with a colorful opening ceremony in downtown Fort Lauderdale, featuring delegates from each represented country, dignitaries and entertainment.
Business of the Americas Conference
An overview of what companies are doing to promote inclusion in the LGBT+ workplace and explore opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America, including a job fair.
Tuesday, April 21 - Friday, April 24
Daily Sunset Concerts
Talented local, national and international performers will be featured at these casual daily concerts held at the beach festival stage and venues around Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Tuesday, April 21 - Sunday, April 26
LGBT+ Arts Festival
This festival, held at world-class venues across the county, will feature innovating and entertaining performances and exhibitions by local, national and international guest artist.
Wednesday, April 22
LGBT+ Travel Industry Symposium
This three-day symposium will bring together travel industry companies, suppliers and top destinations to share success stories, improve the LGBT+ travel experience and advance LGBT+ issues globally. A public travel expo will also be offered.
Thursday, April 23
LGBT+ Health & Wellness Conference
In partnership with the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, internationally-recognized researchers and advocacy organizations, this conference will address the progress and possibilities for LGBT+ health care and new challenges ahead.
Runway Fashion Show
This glamorous fashion show will feature fabulous designs by Bravo’s Project Runway alumni and local designers—modeled by male, female, transgender and drag models—at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in nearby Hollywood.
Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26
Sanctioned Dance Parties and Social Events
Visitors will make new friends at dance parties and other social events for every segment of our community—women, youth, leather/Levi, seniors, families, transgender and more.
Friday, April 24
Night on the Drive
The festivities move to nearby Wilton Manors, the hub of our LGBT+ community and home to one of the nation’s largest concentrations of LGBT+ households, for an evening of shopping, dining and entertainment at the many businesses, restaurants and nightclubs along Wilton Drive.
Saturday, April 25
Pride of the Americas Day of Service
Hundreds of guests will band together today to build bridges with the less fortunate by volunteering at local charities and social service organizations on this day of service.
Pride of the Americas Beach Party
Visitors should bring sunscreen for a fun day of sun, sand and surf on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Everyone is welcome.
Drag Brunch and Tea Dances
Guests can head down to the beach early and enjoy drag brunches, tea dances and other sanctioned pre-parade parties all afternoon at restaurants and hotels along the route.