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Remembering Pulse Orlando 7 Year Anniversary Memorial Events

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

As we approach the Pulse Anniversary, Orlando takes time to remember the 49 beautiful angels that were sadly taken from our community.


Pulse Orlando Memorial Events

Pride Month here in Orlando will always have extra significance here in Orlando, as our communities thoughts turn to the anniversary of the tragic events that happened on June 12, 2016, a night that evil visited Orlando in the form of a gunman who entered Pulse Nightclub and killed 49 innocent people and wounded 53 more in what was at the time, the countries worst ever mass shooting.


The Pulse Nightclub shooting is a horrific event that Orlando will never forget, an event that both devastated and brought our community together.


This year is the seventh anniversary of the Pulse tragedy, and there is many community-wide activities taking place during the Seven-Year Pulse Remembrance Week, which will be held from Saturday, June 3 to Monday, June 12, 2023.


The Remembrance Week concludes with the Seven-Year Pulse Remembrance Ceremony on Monday, June 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Dr. Phillips Center’s front lawn became a community gathering place seven years ago where people came together to mourn and remember; the lawn was also the site of a remembrance event in 2017 and served as a second site for the Five-Year Pulse Remembrance Ceremony. Ticket information is available at drphillipscenter.org.


The observance brings together the families of those whose lives were tragically taken and provides them a space to remember their loved ones in peace. The ceremony also honors all who survived, the brave first responders and the trauma teams who sacrificed so much to save so many. The general public is also invited to watch a live streaming of the ceremony on the onePULSE Foundation Facebook page.


Many community-based organizations in Central Florida that were created after and impacted by the Pulse tragedy are holding events in observance of remembrance.


Pulse Orlando memorial in SoDo Orlando

Pulse Remembrance Week Events:


Saturday, June 3

7th Annual 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run Presented by Orlando Health & Hard Rock International

8 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at Wadeview Park and the PNC Bank Virtual Run from anywhere in the world. For more information and to register, visit communityrainbowrun.com.


Community Rainbow Run Blood Drive with OneBlood

6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 The BIG RED BUS will be at Wadeview Park. All donors will receive a $20 eGift card, Oneblood Limited Edition PULSE T shirt, and wellness check! Donors can make an appointment using this link: https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/1362663


Sunday, June 4

The Rose Dynasty Foundation Big Love Bake Sale

Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at the Art/ifact Studio in Lakeland, Florida. The Rose Dynasty Foundation is a local nonprofit that mentors LGBTQ+ youth and youth on the autism spectrum. They raise funds primarily with family-friendly drag shows, dinner shows, and variety shows that provide a safe space for all people no matter the gender, race, sexual orientation and/or religion. Together with over 15 local bakers and makers, we will be slinging pastries, coffee and more on June 4 at Art/ifact Studio in Lakeland, Florida, from noon to 3 p.m. Live performances from Rose Dynasty and friends and raffles. This is a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event and only love will be tolerated. For more information. see events at www.rosedynasty.org


Thursday, June 8

Weekly Momma and Friends Charity Bingo

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at Quinteassense in Lakeland, Florida. Hosted by Lux. Proceeds go to CampOut For more information, see events at www.rosedynasty.org


Orlando City Soccer Club Community Corner with onePULSE Foundation

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10; Colorado Rapids vs. Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium. For more information, please visit www.orlandocitysc.com


Saturday, June 10

Drag Story Time

Saturday, June 10 at the Mexican Consulate hosted by Momma Ashley Rose. See events at www.rosedynasty.org


The Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center will host the Pulse memorial crosses from Saturday, June 10, through Monday, June 12, in honor of the 49 lives taken and all others impacted in the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the museum will be free during this time. For more information, visit www.thehistorycenter.org


2023 Zebra Youth Pride Prom: Old Hollywood

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Orlando Museum of Art. The prom is open to LGBTQ+ youth, ages 14-20 and the theme is “Old Hollywood, The Golden Age.” The dress code is semi-formal to formal and all forms of gender expression are welcomed. Youth under age 18 are required to submit a parental consent form, which will be sent upon registration. There is a suggested donation of $15 to help offset the cost of hosting Pride Prom. For more information, visit www.zebrayouth.org


Sunday, June 11

Dru Project Annual Scholarship Award Event

Noon on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at the Hammered Lamb. A drag brunch to announce this year’s scholarship award recipients and raise funds to support next year’s awards and our Gay Straight Alliance club grant program. For more details, visit www.thedruproject.org


Momma and Friends Pride

Sunday, June 11 at Art/ifact Studio in Lakeland, Florida. Hosted by Momma Ashley Rose with special guests Miss Rose Dynasty 2023 Juno Vibranz, joining us is Mistah Aphrodite, Jessa Belle Light, Keirra Ka’oir Summers! Proceeds go to Rose Dynasty Foundation to help with security for their events. Tickets are on sale now at www.rosedynasty.org/brunch


Orlando Pride Fan Zone with onePULSE Foundation

7 p.m. on Sunday, June 11; Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns at Exploria Stadium. For more information, please visit www.orlandocitysc.com/pride


Monday, June 12

49 Bells at First UMC Orlando

4 p.m. on Monday, June 12. The annual 49 Bells Ceremony is held in the Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando. For more information, visit firstchurchorlando.org


Seven-Year Pulse Remembrance Ceremony

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 12, in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony can also be viewed live on the onePULSE Foundation Facebook page. To reserve a free seat, visit, www.drphillipscenter.org.


Inspiration Orlando United Mural

Free event at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 12 at the Orlando Museum of Art. The mural will also be on display in the rotunda of the Orlando Museum of Art from Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 16 during regular museum hours. The mural was created by Michael Pilato, Yuriy Karabash, and Chimene Hurst and was created in tribute of the people who were taken during the Pulse nightclub shooting. For more information, visit https://pilatomurals.com/inspiration-orlando/ and www.omart.org.


Remembrance Day Memorial Blood Drive with OneBlood

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 12. The BIG RED BUS will be parked in front of First United Methodist Church on S. Magnolia Ave. All donors will receive a $20 eGift card, OneBlood limited edition PULSE T-Shirt and wellness check! Donors can make an appointment using this link: https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/1362670


Tuesday, June 13

Community Care Rooms

9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13

Community Care rooms after the PULSE remembrance to debrief with other responders, organizational staff and the community to come together in community.


Sunday, June 18

New Moon Yoga

Noon on Sunday, June 18. Contact for details at info@qlatinx.org

New moon yoga for Pulse remembrance is an event created together for community members to practice restorative yoga as a way to channel intentions seven years after the Pulse tragedy. We pause to acknowledge our emotions and sow seeds of hope and transformation.


Remembering Pulse at Orlando's 7 Year Anniversary Memorial Events

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