Come Out With Pride Orlando returns with week of events

Pride events culminate in Lake Eola festival

Crowds at Come Out With Pride Orlando parade 2018 (Handout: Come Out With Pride Orlando)

ORLANDO, Fla. – One of the biggest LGBTQ events in Florida returns with a full week of activities culminating in a festival, parade and fireworks around Orlando’s Lake Eola.

Come Out With Pride Orlando events start Sunday evening with a concert by the Orlando Gay Chorus at 7:30 p.m. at Timucua on Summerlin Avenue.

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Other events include movie showings, a bar and bites crawl in the Milk District, and the LGBTQIA+ Survivor Vigil Tuesday, at 7 p.m. at Orlando City Hall.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., there is also an evening of spoken word, music and art to celebrate LGBT+ people of color at the Lake Eola Bandshell.

Then on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Pride Festival kicks off at 12 p.m. in downtown Orlando, featuring a business marketplace, a family zone, stages for dance, local acts and drag and diva performances.

At 4 p.m., the Most Colorful Parade starts, with more than 100 groups taking part in the milelong route from Orange Avenue and Washington down Central Boulevard to Summerlin Avenue.

The festival ends with fireworks at Lake Eola at 9:15 p.m.

Come Out With Pride brings nearly 200,000 people to Orlando every year, making it one of the largest pride events in the state.

To see all of the official Pride Week events, head to the Come Out With Pride Orlando website.

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