Celebrating Miami Beach’s Gay Pride 2017 at the Beacon South Beach
In mid-April every year, just when all traces of winter are over and the sun is shining brightly over Miami Beach, the annual Miami Beach Gay Pride festival brings together members and supporters of the LGBT community in a vibrant blend of culture, entertainment, and celebration. This event will take place from April 7 to 9 this year with Grand Marshal Elvis Duran kicking off the weekend with a VIP Reception at the Outdoor Wet Deck Gardens on Friday, April 7, 2017.Perhaps the best way to enjoy the festivities is at the Beacon South Beach. Built in 1937, this historic boutique hotel has been part of the colorful Miami culture for decades. The tropical design infuses the Beacon South Beach with all the flavor and style of an art deco hotel. The marble floors in every room feel luxurious, and the lively furnishings are reminiscent of the vintage elegance of a boutique hotel. Renovated in 1998, this South Beach hotel features contemporary comfort and modern amenities.
Standing in the heart of Miami Beach on Ocean Drive
The Beacon is a South Beach hotel that’s the ideal home base for visitors to the Gay Pride event. The April 9 parade runs the length of Ocean Drive, running right by the art-deco hotel and impressing the audience with a creative extravaganza. Flamboyant floats showcase feathered dancers and dazzling costumes. From silly to sparkling, the regalia of parade participants and attendees is some of the most creative ever assembled in one location. The most spirited parade participant will win the prestigious Pride award and be recognized on a plaque in the city’s LGBT Visitor Center.
Miami Beach Gay Pride is a nonprofit organization that was founded by former Mayor Matti Bower to create a free, safe event that is accessible to everyone. About 130,000 people attended the 2016 festival, and 2,700 people participated in the parade. The family-friendly happening is one of the community’s best-attended events, drawing crowds from all walks of life to enjoy the sand, sunshine, and spectacle of the South Beach LBGTQ community.
If you’re traveling from out of town, don’t miss any of the action. Stay at the Beacon Miami Beach Hotel to experience the celebration firsthand. You’ll be able to walk to the events when you’re ready to party and relax in your chic South Beach hotel room when you want to put your feet up. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get a view of the festivities or the beach from your Miami Beach hotel room.