The Wynwood Arts District will host the third annual Wynwood Pride Festival on June 18 and 19. This year’s festival will kick off on Friday with performances by Charli XCX, Kandy Muse, Miss Toto, and more, then continue with a neighborhood-wide takeover on Saturday.
The Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) is partnering with Wynwood Pride to host activations across the neighborhood at hot spots like The Oasis, 1-800-Lucky, Coyo Taco, Freehold, R House, Pizza & Beer, Veza Sur, No. 3 Social, and more, with a live concert series, drag shows, all-day dance parties, surprise celebrity appearances, and new Pride mural installations.
“The Wynwood community is proud of its partnership with Wynwood Pride to commemorate National Pride Month in support of our LGBTQ+ residents, visitors, and the communities we serve,” said Albert Garcia, chairman and co-founder of the Wynwood BID. “Over the past few years, Wynwood Pride has brought together thousands of people to celebrate Miami’s growing LGBTQ+ community. This year, extra care has been taken to curate one-of-a-kind, outdoor experiences and activations across Wynwood’s beloved cultural, entertainment, and culinary venues.”
The Oasis will serve as the main stage for major headliner performances, local and national DJs, RuPaul’s Drag Race icons, celebrity hosts, and more. At 1-800-Lucky, a 10,000-square-foot Asian-fusion market with indoor and outdoor seating, guests will enjoy a booming soundtrack by both local and international DJs. R House will host drag brunches, Miss Wynwood pageant, and performances honoring Miami’s most fabulous drag performers. The Freehold Wynwood will also keep the party going with an all-day disco, featuring funk and house music with non-stop sets and a Sunday cool-down, as well as a closing party with DJ Eli Escobar.
“Wynwood Pride is thrilled to return for its third year with an incredibly progressive lineup that speaks to our diversity as a community and celebrates our past while looking towards the future,” said Jose Atencio, Wynwood Pride Festival 2021 organizer. “Last year, Wynwood Pride pivoted to a digital celebration, but we are ready to safely come together and once again create some Pride magic together after this past year of being apart.”
Wynwood Pride 2021 will also benefit three organizations in the fields of LGBTQ+ Youth, Health, and Justice: YES Institute, Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida, and Equality Florida. Tickets start at $50 for the exclusive June 18th Kick-off event at The Oasis. Events at the Oasis on Saturday, June 19th are FREE and open to the public.
For a full list of the festival’s events and the neighborhood’s Pride specials, click here.