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Join The Celebration As Orlando Comes Out With Pride This Weekend!

Orlando’s Come Out With Pride is back this year in downtown Orlando!

The festival takes place Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 12 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. at Lake Eola.

The Come Out With Pride Parade makes its way through Downtown Orlando starting at 4 p.m. and the fireworks explode over Lake Eola at 9:30 p.m.

This year’s parade grand marshals including actor Michael James Scott, student leader and activist Will Larkins, and community leader Shea Cutliff.

The festival will be headlined by RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Lady Camden and Yvie Oddly.

Orlando’s Come Out With Pride Festival is a volunteer-led organization that makes a positive impact in Orlando’s LGBTQ+ community through special events, grants and scholarship programs.

Now in its 18th year, the festival welcomes everyone from Central Florida and beyond to come together for a beautiful, fun celebration of unity and acceptance.

This year’s theme is “A Place for Us” , reflecting the LGBTQ+ community’s united stance against the current challenging climate. Kicking off at noon and running till 9:30 p.m.

Festival Highlights this year include:


Come Out With Pride Festival’s centerpiece is The Most Colorful Parade, featuring more than 100 groups strolling a 1-mile route through downtown Orlando. In 2022, it will be led by Grand Marshals Michael James Scott (American actor), Doug Baaser (posthumous grand marshal), Shea Culliff (community leader), and Will Larkins (student leader and activist), plus Debbie Simmons Award recipient Sister Ann Kendrick. It’s scheduled to start at 4 p.m.


For the first time ever, Orlando’s Come Out With Pride Festival will feature three stages of entertainment, including musicians, DJs, dancing and much more. They include:

The Diva Stage: Hosted by the legendary Angelica Sanchez, this stage will showcase drag and diva performances from some of Orlando’s most popular LGBTQ+ establishments and groups. Expect performances from Southern Nights, Savoy Orlando, Creature Feature, Off the Record, Central Florida Ballroom, The House of San Miguel, the Les Vixens, an All-Gaga Ball starring Mr. Ms. Adrien, and RuPaul’s Drag Race headliners Lady Camden and Yvie Oddly.

The Dance Stage: Dance your heart out with high-energy DJs (including DJ Scott Robert, DJ T Don and headliner DJ Citizen Jane), club-style lighting, and tons of fun surprises and activations.

The Local Stage: Part of the festival’s new Hyper Local Zone, this stage will feature Orlando-based organizations, bands, musicians and other talents, such as Cesar de la Rosa and Push Love, Free Daps, Billy Mick, Winnie’s Rock Cauldron, and more.


This year’s grand finale will feature a performance starring Broadway's Michael James Scott (best known as the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin) and a special fireworks display over Lake Eola.


Boasting something for everyone, the day-long celebration will offer a plethora of experiences, which will also include:

Pride Marketplace: Presented by Marriott Vacations Worldwide, over 200 vendors take over Robinson Street from end to end, showing their support for our community while showcasing their products and services.

Three Food Courts With 40+ Vendors: Enjoy everything Central Florida’s diverse culinary scene has to offer, from food trucks to local restaurant stalls and all your favorite festival foods.

Local Bars & Bartenders: Familiar faces from everyone’s favorite local bars will have their mixology skills on display.

Rainbow Ranch Family Zone: Presented by TD Bank and activated by the Central Florida Community Arts, this zone will feature arts and crafts, performances, and a reading by author Rob Sanders.

Youth Pride Zone (New!): Stay tuned for details about this fresh feature, presented by NBC Sports.

Sober Pride: Presented by Pineapple Healthcare, this area will have a mocktail bar, a photo booth van and some surprise experiences.

For more details check out the events official website


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