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The Top Spring & Summer Events For Orlando's LGBTQ+ Visitors

With Orlando’s unique blend of unforgettable adventures and vibrant nightlife, it’s no wonder the destination topped's list of America's most LGBTQ+-friendly destinations.

Orlando’s popularity among LGBTQ+ travelers has as much to do with its diverse, welcoming, and inclusive nature, as the world-class theme parks, unique experiences beyond the parks and the full calendar of special events.

Visitors planning a trip to experience the exciting lineup of activities - including high-profile LGBTQ+ events and Pride Month celebrations such as One Magical Weekend, Girls in Wonderland and Tidal Wave - can also include additional elements in their itineraries, from seasonal theme park events to arts and cultural experiences in local neighborhoods, to make their trip unforgettable.

Visit Orlando have compiled a list of the best LGBTQ+ Spring & Summer Events, which we're delighted to share right here:

2022 Pride Prom, April 16

Hosted by Come Out With Pride at the Orlando Museum of Art, the 2022 Pride Prom features adult-only prom festivities for guests 21 and up, dancing, entertainment, a photo booth and more. Themed “Express Yourself,” this event encourages the LGBTQ+ community to be their authentic selves and bring a date they perhaps couldn’t at their high school prom.

The 11th Annual Big Boy Pride, April 28 – May 2

The 11th Annual Big boy Pride celebration is hosted at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, and will feature a combination of community-driven seminars, celebrations, games and live entertainment promoting self-acceptance.

Gay Days, May 31 – June 6

Gay Days is comprised of multiple events staged at world-famous attractions; gay and lesbian clubs; and unique venues that create a renowned gay and lesbian vacation experience.

Girls in Wonderland, June 2-6

Tthe counterpart to GayDays, Girls In Wonderland caters to female members of the LGBTQ+ community featuring parties, special performances and celebrity appearances.

One Magical Weekend, June 2-6

One Magical Weekend always takes place on the first weekend in June, and is one of the largest LGBTQ+ pride and music festivals in the world.

Taking place at Walt Disney World, it boasts a roster of international DJ talent and around-the-clock, world-class events.

Tidal Wave Party, June 2-5

Held at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Tidal Wave Party features a weekend full of water park events and activities for guests to make a splash including private parties and a “Bearaoke” contest.

Red Shirt Pride Day, June 4

An annual tradition, Red Shirt Pride Day invites visitors to wear a red shirt to Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday in June, inspired by the original 30 or 40 people with “kindred spirits” that met at Magic Kingdom back in 1991. Their courage that started as a social gathering has grown to become one of the longest running, most iconic events in LGBTQ+ history.

The 6th Annual 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run and Family Festival,

June 4

Benefiting the onePULSE Foundation and the National Pulse Memorial & Museum, The 6th Annual 4.9K CommUNITY Rainbow Run and Family Festival honors the lives of those affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy. The family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, food, games, a Kids Fun Run and more.

The Annual Pulse Remembrance Ceremony, June 12

Designed to spread messages of love, unity, acceptance, courage and strength throughout the community, traditionally takes place at the Pulse Interim Memorial, which honors the 49 lives lost on June 12, 2016, and is open throughout the year.

Sourse: Visit Orlando


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