Orlando Come Out with Pride festival events, road closures

Parade, festival set for Saturday

By Ben Kotenko - Digital Intern

ORLANDO, Fla - Come Out with Pride, Inc. is celebrating its day-long Orlando Pride Festival this weekend, which is free to attend.

LGBTQ+ members and allies are invited to come together on Saturday at Lake Eola Park from noon to 10 p.m. to visit the more than 100 vendors at the Pride Marketplace, as well as The Most Colorful Parade at 4 p.m.

Serving as grand marshall for this year's parade is Orange County's first transgender deputy, Rebecca Storozuk. She will be leading alongside the Orlando Gay Chorus. 

While the Orlando Pride Festival is taking place on Saturday specifically, the festival's arrival brings with it three days of events.

Thursday, Oct. 12

The Pride Launch Party at The Veranda from 6:30-10 p.m. Tickets available online.

Friday, Oct. 13

The Pride on Church Street Block Party at Hamburger Mary's Orlando from 8-11:30 p.m. Tickets are available online.

Saturday, Oct. 14

The Big Gay Brunch at The Abbey from 12-3 p.m. Tickets are available online.

Come Out With Pride Festival at Lake Eola Park from 12-10 p.m. Free to attend.

For more information on the weekend's events or to purchase tickets to the events taking place before the festival on Saturday, go to comeoutwithpride.com.

Weekend road closures

Roads around Lake Eola will be closed for the festival Saturday, including Rosalind Avenue from East South Street to East Concord Street.

Orlando is also hosting a NWLS Championship game and a Bruno Mars concert this weekend which will affect traffic. Look at the map below for details on parking and closures.

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