From April 11-12, over 40,000 people will celebrate Gay Pride in Miami Beach. The parade, which happens on the 12, will take place along Ocean Drive with the beach and palm trees on one side and beautiful art deco hotels on the other. This year, Emmy Award–winning host of the popular nationally syndicated entertainment program Extra, Mario Lopez will preside over the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival as Grand Marshal. The Miami Beach Gay Pride parade kicks off at noon along famed Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets and will be followed by the Pride Festival with live performances from four stages, community booths, and refreshments.
The whole weekend, though, expect Miami Beach to turn into a an all-out party (did you already think it was crazy?). Bars and clubs spill on to the streets as people from all over the US convene.