On June 17, 2023, the City of Wilton Manors will host the much-anticipated Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The street festival will kick off at 3 p.m., followed by a twilight parade at 7 p.m. All residents, visitors, businesses, and nonprofits are encouraged to attend or participate in this event in support of the LGBTQ+ community locally and across the globe.
“I’m proud that Wilton Manors is a place that welcomes everyone and hope friends and neighbors both near and far will join us to celebrate Pride at our annual Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival,” said Mayor Scott Newton.
“Over the years this event has grown from a locally attended parade to an international festival that brings approximately 50,000 people from all over the state, country, and globe together to celebrate Pride,” said Stonewall and WMEG CEO Jeffrey Sterling. “We wouldn’t be able to produce an event of this magnitude without the support of our community and sponsors, and I am so thankful for their generosity.”
The event is made possible by our many sponsors, vendors and parade participants. Come and have a great, safe time in celebrating our PRIDE.
“We’re thrilled to have this year’s parade Grand Marshals Julia Lemigova and Ederick Johnson on board as they’re outstanding champions for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Mayor Scott Newton. “Their presence will undoubtedly amplify the prideful atmosphere throughout our city.”
Julia Lemigova made history as the first openly LGBTQIA+ housewife to be part of the Bravo franchise and is married to tennis royalty Martina Navratilova. Community hero Ederick Johnson is a powerful HIV/AIDS advocate and community champion who has dedicated his life to educating and bringing people with various backgrounds and interests together.
General admission tickets are available online now through June 16, 2023, for $8 per person and include festival entry at special prepaid lines at main entrances, access to the street festival featuring more than 50 local vendors, performances on six stages, and of course entry to the parade. Day of general admission tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased at the main entrances. VIP packages including air-conditioned tents and exclusive premium lounge experiences are also available for purchase. Visit stonewallpride.lgbt to purchase tickets.
Looking to get involved in this year’s festivities?
Sponsorship, volunteer, and advertisement opportunities are open to corporations, community groups, and individuals, as well as walking in the parade or riding on a float. Opportunities are available on a first come first served basis with discounts available if you register early. Save your spot by visiting stonewallpride.lgbt or by emailing [email protected].
For more information please visit the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival website.