10th Annual Come Out with Pride Returns to Orlando October 6-12, 2014

Come Out with Pride Orlando

The city’s LGBT community says Come Out with Pride Orlando, the week of October 6 through 12.

Don’t miss the largest LGBT-organized event in Florida and the only one with Fireworks! From a festive parade and entertainment to exhibits and vendors, the week long Come Out with Pride festivities are a testament to the strength and vitality of the Central Florida LGBT community.

This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary, and kicks off with a concert by Clean Bandit at Firestone Live on October 6, and the first of a 2-night stint for the Ladies of Eola Heights at The Abbey. On October 7, enjoy another night of the Ladies of Eola Heights, as well as an evening of fine food and wine at OUT & About at K Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Come Out with Pride Orlando 2014Wednesday October 8, entertainment varies from the Pink Collar Comedy show at The Improv at Pointe Orlando to a concert with Meghan Trainor (“All About That Bass”) and AJR at The Abbey.

October 9 is the Official Opening Ceremony at Heritage Square in downtown Orlando. There will be a ribbon cutting and time capsule ceremony by Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Patty Sheehan, followed by a live concert by Capital Cities.

Also on the 9th is a concert with Lykke Li at House of Blues Orlando, and a Pride Night event at Halloween Horror Nights 24 at Universal Orlando.

Start Friday the 10th off with OUT day at Aquatica Orlando, then later take in SNAP! After Dark 2: A Creative Social Salon at Snap! Space on E. Colonial or just party with the rest at the Pride Block Party at Lake Ivanhoe by The Hammered Lamb.

Saturday October 11 is Pride Day, and it includes a 5k run in the morning, the Pride Festival at Lake Eola at noon, the Official Pride Parade in downtown Orlando at 4pm, Club H2O at Lake Eola at 5pm, A Night to Remember Dinner at Lake Eola at 7pm, Fireworks at Lake Eola at 9pm, and a show by rapper Lil’ Kim at the Parliament House at 10pm.

Come Out With Pride Week ends on October 12 with a show by Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band & Color Guard performing a concert of Pops and Classical British music at the Orlando Repertory Theater at 1pm, and the Little Miss Parliament House parody show at Parliament House at 5pm.

The various events and concerts have different cover charges. The Pride Festival, Pride Parade, and Pride Fireworks are all free.

For more information, cover charges, or to buy tickets to the various events, visit comeoutwithpride.com. You can also follow Come Out With Pride on Facebook, and on Twitter @OrlandoPride.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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