FIU at Miami Beach Pride 2024

Sun Apr 14 2024 at 09:00 am to 02:00 pm

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University | Miami Beach

Pride Center at FIU
Publisher/HostPride Center at FIU
FIU at Miami Beach Pride 2024
The Mission of this event is to bring together the FIU community in celebration of our LGBTQIA+ Panthers at the Miami Beach Pride Parade.
About this Event

Participation in the Miami Beach Pride Parade with FIU is FREE for students and open to ALL. Join FIU as the largest contingency on an annual basis in the Miami Beach Pride Parade. Our overall involvement exemplifies FIU's continued support of all LGBTQIA+ Panthers!

See photos from 2023 here.

Parade Day Schedule

  • 8:15AM-8:45AM - Buses board at MMC in front of SASC
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM - Bus boards at BBC in front of A1
  • 8:45AM - MMC buses leave sharply at this time
  • 9:00AM - BBC bus leaves sharply at this time
  • 9:30AM - Buses arrive to Wolfsonian by this time
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM - Check-in of all parade marchers at the Wolfsonian
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM - Program in the Wolfsonian lobby
  • 10:30AM-11:15AM - Breakfast buffet for all marchers
  • 11:15AM-11:45AM - Marchers make way to line up for parade in Lummus Park
  • 11:45AM - All marchers must be lined up for parade by this time
  • 12:00PM - Parade begins
  • 2:00PM - Parade ends
  • 3:00PM - First buses leave Miami beach for MMC and BBC
  • 5:00PM - Last bus leaves Miami Beach for MMC


What does my ticket include?

Your ticket will include:

  • Transportation to/from Miami Beach (if selected at check-out)
  • An official FIU Pride t-shirt to wear in the parade (choose the same color as your friends!)
  • Breakfast at FIU's Wolfsonian Museum the morning of the parade (10:30AM - 11:15AM)
  • A spot in the parade to walk with the FIU contingency
  • Giveaways and other fun surprises!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The first 85 students are eligible to take the bus transportation - 70 students from MMC and 10 students from BBC. Tickets are marked with "Transportation" or "No Transportation," so make sure to select the correct ticket according to your needs and campus. If these tickets sell out, you must find a ride down to Miami Beach on your own.

Please DO NOT select Transportation if you think you will carpool or will receive your own ride to the Wolfsonian at Miami Beach. If you select transportation and later learn you don't need it, please notify us at [email protected] and we will release your bus seat.

One of the 3 buses leaving from MMC has a lift. If you need the lift, see the bus captain volunteer checking people onto the buses to identify which bus has the lift. The bus driver should assist with your accessibility needs, as requested.

What can I bring to the event?

You will be walking and moving around so dress comfortably. Temperatures during the day can be dangerously high. We encourage you to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and headgear. We will provide refillable water bottles and extra water. Please remember to pick up from our office your FIU Pride shirt during Pride Week (starting Monday, April 10), and wear it to march in the Parade (more details shared later). You will NOT be allowed to march in the parade without it. Select the same color as your friends in order to march together!

Will I be photographed?

Yes! All participants must sign a photo/video release form prior to being involved in this event.

This is a highly, publicly visible event! We urge you to consider this ahead of time and make decisions according to your own outness and safety concerns.

Can I hold the banner at the front of the parade?

We have limited spots for people to hold the banner. Please indicate at check-out that you would like to do so and you may be selected to on a first come, first served basis. Note that this opportunity carries with it extra visibility as you will likely appear in many of the major promotional photos that come out after the celebration.

What is the order of the colors in the parade?

Everyone will walk grouped together with others wearing the same color shirt so that we make up the biggest rainbow on Ocean Drive! So pick the color your friends are wearing. The order of the FIU parade contingency will be:

FLOAT (Back) - Purple - Blue - Green - Yellow - Orange - Red - Pink - BANNER (Front)

What happens if I missed the registration and tickets are sold out?

You will be able to join the wait-list, and will be contacted closer to the event if people drop-out. You can also volunteer to support with the Pride Parade by emailing [email protected].

What COVID-19 procedures are in place for this event?

All FIU panthers and visitors are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, boosted, and wear masks for FIU events. We also highly recommend that you get tested within 24 hours before attending. Testing sites are available on both FIU campuses. For updated testing information please go here.

What if I am disabled, can I participate?

ALL people with disabilities are welcome to join us for the parade and all our Pride Center events. Please note that participation does involve standing, walking, and there can be no relief from the sun for an extended period.

If you have a particular need that requires you receive a spot on the float to accommodate, please indicate this at check-out. Note that the DJ is on the float so the noise volume is very loud on there.

One of the 3 buses leaving from MMC has a lift. If you need the lift, see the bus captain volunteer checking people onto the buses to identify which bus has the lift. The bus driver should assist with your accessibility needs, as requested.

If you require any further accommodations, please submit them within five (5) days in advance of the event to [email protected].

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, United States


USD 0.00 to USD 30.00

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