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Orlando Come Out with Pride: What to know before you go

Transportation, parking and road closures downtown

Orlando's LGBT event of the year, Come Out with Pride kicked off on Thursday. Here's the rundown on the Pride parade, tributes to the Pulse victims and transportation.

More than 150,000 are expected to attend the weekend festival, which was postponed five weeks due to Hurricane Matthew.

“The Most Colorful Parade” starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The route goes around Lake Eola Park starting at Robinson and Rosalind avenues. More than 140 groups will be featured in the event. See the parade route here.

A float dedicated to the 49 people killed at Pulse nightclub on June 12 will be one of the many tributes to the Orlando massacre over the weekend.

A fireworks tribute will take place after the parade at 9:00 p.m. Viewers can gather around Lake Eola to watch the show.

The Orange County Regional History Center will display the 49 crosses built for the nightclub shooting victims, originally placed at Orlando Regional Medical Center by a good Samaritan after the shooting.

Admission to the History Center will be free on Saturday and Sunday during the festival.

The History Center's exhibit "Pride, Prejudice & Protest: The GLBT History of Greater Orlando," is on display until Jan. 26, 2017.

This year's Pride Week will feature a new event for the foodies,"Taste of Pride." On Saturday, more than a dozen celebrity and local chefs will prepare dishes and drinks. Tickets are $95.

See a full list of Pride events here.

Road Closures

On Saturday all roads surrounding Lake Eola Park will be closed for the “Most Colorful Parade.” Robinson Street, Summerlin Avenue, Magnolia Avenue and Orange Avenue will be closed from 3 a.m. until 11 p.m.

See a full list of street closures in this map.

Parking options

There are 17 listed downtown Orlando parking garages available to park in during Come Out with Pride events. See the full list and map here.

Transportation

SunRail will be operating on Saturday and Sunday for Pride events. View the latest weekend schedule here.

Mobile app users will see Uber cars with rainbow flags when requesting service. Uber has also let drivers know there will be a surge of possible requests. Read Uber pro-tips here.

LYMMO, the free downtown LYNX bus line, will still be offering rides. Find routes and a schedule here.

 

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