Miami is known for its impressive beaches, vibrant nightlife, and friendly atmosphere. The city is also home to a thriving LGBTQ+ community, making it an ideal destination for Pride Month celebrations. The South Beach district in Miami Beach is the epicenter of LGBTQ+ culture in Miami, with its colorful streets, lively bars, and friendly locals. This June, there are plenty of Pride events happening in Miami, and South Beach is where you’ll want to be. From dance parties to art exhibits, there’s something for everyone. So, grab your rainbow flag and get ready to celebrate Pride Month in Miami!
1. The Wynwood Pride Festival
June 3, 2023 – June 10, 2023
Wynwood Pride is a three-day festival that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community through art, music, and culture. The annual event is held in the Wynwood Art District and brings together people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. The festival features live music, performances, drag shows, food vendors, and a market where you can shop for queer art and merchandise. Wynwood Pride is a great party event and a great opportunity to celebrate Pride Month with your loved ones. Let us take a look at upcoming events at the Wynwood Pride Festival:
Miss Toto’s FunDimension – Jun 9, 2023
Get ready for an unmissable night of drag and entertainment as Miss Toto’s Funhouse takes over Wynwood’s premier video arcade and entertainment center at 7 pm! This event promises to be a drag spectacular like no other, with performances from Miss Toto herself as well as contestants from the hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race.
But that’s not all – you’ll also be treated to lip sync competitions, dance parties, and a fabulous fashion showcase. And while you’re waiting for the next show to start, why not explore FunDimension’s laser tag arena and VR spaces, or test your skills on one of the dozens of arcade games?
Tinashe, Ty Sunderland + More – Jun 10, 2023
On Saturday, June 10, TINASHE, the versatile singer, songwriter and dancer, will perform at Oasis Wynwood along with an impressive group of DJs and drag performers. The show, which begins at 5 p.m., guarantees an exciting night of entertainment. Tickets start at $20 and the event is limited to guests 18 and older.
2. The CommuniTea Dance
June 4, 2023 (From: 13:00 to 18:00)
The sixth edition of the highly anticipated CommuniTea Dance is back to celebrate Pride and honor South Florida’s active LGBTQ community at the Arsht Center. This community event is open to all and will take place on Sunday, June 4, at Thompson Plaza of the Arts. From 1 to 3 p.m., guests of all ages can visit the Pride Marketplace, featuring local organizations, artisans, creatives and small businesses. Visitors can look forward to family-friendly performances, interactive activities for children, storytelling and sing-alongs. Beginning at 3 p.m., the event will transform into a dance tea with music by Deejay Smeejay, a marketplace, performances by local artists and a show featuring two-time Grammy nominee Martha Wash, the original Weather Girl.
3. Pride Night with Ballyhoo Media
June 8, 2023 (From: 17:00 to 21:00)
Celebrate Pride at the Pérez Art Museum Miami on Thursday, June 8. The evening promises to be a fantastic one, with live music, special Pride cocktails and fun Pride tours of the galleries. You can also expect a special film screening on a 60-foot floating screen courtesy of Ballyhoo Media – a Miami company that specializes in advertising on the water – and with the support of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Terrace program is free with a RSVP. Here is the schedule of events:
- 17:00 PM – 19:00 PM: Enjoy live music by Sayje and Raia while sipping on happy hour specials.
- 18:00 PM – 19:00 PM: Take a Pride tour of the galleries.
- 19:00 PM – 21:00 PM: Enjoy a movie screening on the terrace.
4. Vizcaya Late: Pride Edition
June 14, 2023 (From: 18:00 to 21:00)
In celebration of Pride Month, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will host a special edition of its monthly Vizcaya Late Soiree on Wednesday, June 14. This event will feature local musicians performing on the East Terrace and guests can make banners for the Pride Parade at 20:00 pm. Do not forget to wear your favorite Pride outfit and comfortable shoes! Vizcaya’s Late Series is a monthly event that allows the community to explore the main house and gardens after hours. Each event offers a unique selection of activities and experiences.
5. Pride Anthems
June 18, 2023 (Start: 19:00)
Celebrate Pride Month with a musical journey through the last 50 years of queer culture! From Donna Summer and Queen to George Michael, Erasure, Madonna, Lady Gaga and more. Experience Pride Anthems at the Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County on Sunday, June 18. This inspiring musical program celebrates the legacy and power of the Stonewall Riots, starring Natalie Joy Johnson, Kevin Smith Kirkwood and Jon-Michael Reese, with musical director Brian J. Nash. Pride Anthems is an all ages show that brings people together to sing and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and its progress since Stonewall.
6. Celebrating Pride Month in South Beach
During Pride Month, South Beach transforms into a center of LGBTQ+ celebration, welcoming locals and visitors from around the world to join in the festivities. From parades and parties to beach picnics and art events, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Pride Month in South Beach in style. We take you on a journey to the best places to visit during Pride Month in South Beach.
LGBT Visitor Center
The first stop is the LGBT Visitor Center in Miami Beach. The center is the perfect starting point for your South Beach adventure and offers a wealth of information about the LGBTQ+ community in Miami Beach. The center has a variety of resources, including maps, brochures, and event schedules. You can also find souvenirs and gifts in the gift store.
The LGBTQ+ Beach between 11th and 12th Street
In South Beach, there is a beautiful stretch of beach between 11th and 12th Street dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. The beach is the perfect place to enjoy the sun, take a refreshing swim and meet new friends. Here you will find people from all walks of life enjoying the beach and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.
Twist is a famous gay club that has been entertaining locals and tourists since 2003. The club is open 7 days a week and offers a variety of theme nights, music and live entertainment with drag queens. During Pride month, Twist is one of the most popular spots in South Beach, with people coming from all over the world to dance and party.
If you are looking for a relaxing place to grab a drink and hang out, Bar Gaythering at 1409 Lincoln Rd F1, within walking distance of the Venetian Causeway and Lincoln Road Mall, is the place for you. The bar offers a cozy atmosphere with comfortable couches, board games, and a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails, and wine. The bar hosts trivia nights, karaoke parties, and drag shows, making it a versatile place to spend an evening.
The Palace Bar on Ocean Drive is one of South Beach’s most famous spots, known for its drag performances, bottomless brunches and street-side dining. The bar has a gorgeous outdoor patio where you can enjoy stunning ocean views while sipping a cocktail. During Pride month, the Palace Bar is a must-see, as it hosts some of the best drag shows in Miami.
Accommodation in South Beach
For the best experience during Pride Month in South Beach, look for accommodations in the heart of the neighborhood. The Bentley Hotel South Beach on Ocean Drive offers the ideal accommodations for those looking to immerse themselves in the festivities. With a short 3-minute walk to the beach, chic accommodations and amenities, a gorgeous rooftop pool overlooking the ocean and city, the Bentley is definitely your second home in South Beach.