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The LGBT community has always been welcome at Miami Beach. South Beach is popular with the LGBT community and has nightclubs, venues, parties and more, but it’s the yearly Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival that brings everyone together in a colorful celebration and parade.

Gay Pride Parade is the largest single-day event of the year on Miami Beach. In 2011, there were more than 40,000 people spectators and by 2013 that number had grown to 80,000.

Amazing floats with feathered carnival style dancers, men in high heels in the High Heel Race along side the floats, wild hats, glittered costumes, painted faces, rainbow flags, vintage cars and more down the world famous Ocean Drive. Get out your costumes, your colorful attire, your gay pride t-shirts and silly sunglasses and get dressed up for a good time. Celebrate your pride with strangers who will quickly become your friends. Stages are set up on the beach and in the area and performances from top-notch artists get the crowd dancing. There are more than 125 vendors alongside the parade.