Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Should you not be able to find what you are looking for, please contact us by clicking here. Allow 24-48 hours for an answer.
When/where is Come Out With Pride 2013?
Come Out With Pride’s event this year, 2013, will be held October 1-6. It will be at Lake Eola downtown. The week will include a series of smaller and official events leading to the MAIN event on Saturday October 5 from Noon to 10pm at Lake Eola, downtown Orlando (map) – That main event day will include a festival, parade, entertainment, fireworks and a concert.
Where can I park?
We have prepared a parking map for you. Click here to see it!
Note that we do not handle parking. City and Private companies make parking spaces available for a flat fee during large events downtown Orlando. You may park for free in the streets where allowed. Note that ROBINSON, ROSALIND and EOLA DRIVE will be closed ALL DAY around Lake Eola.
I noticed you have bars on the map. Where can I drink?
Come Out With Pride is the largest beer garden at Lake Eola. We have barricades all around the lake and the yellow dotted lines on this map (click here) indicate the drinking area. Walk around the lake, enjoy the festival and the entertainment with a cocktail in hands. All liquor sales at COWP bars benefit Come Out With Pride Orlando. This year, we are introducing the World Showcase, also the PERFECT spot to enjoy the parade while having a foreign beer or cocktail!
What is the theme for 2013?
This year, PRIDE TAKES CENTER STAGE. With some major momentum for the LGBT community these past few months, Pride is front and center on the World Stage. Let’s celebrate our accomplishments and continue to make sure our Pride remains CENTER STAGE!
What are the date/time(s) for the actual events being held during Come Out With Pride?
All date/times for the events can be found here on our website as we add them. Mouse over EVENTS. A detailed schedule of the main event day is also available for viewing on this website. Mouse over EVENTS and scroll down to OCT 5.
I am interested being a sponsor, vendor or parade participant in this year’s Pride festivities, but what are the costs?
Wonderful! We are always looking for exciting new brands/businesses to be part of our event. You can e-mail our Executive Director at Mikael@comeoutwithpride.org to get involved or Vendors & Parade participants can register here on our website.
I am interested in performing at Come Out With Pride, who do I need to contact?
At this time, our entertainment line-up is completed. Please contact us in April or May of each year to be considered.
I keep seeing ticket prices for the event. Do I need to purchase a ticket in order to enjoy Come Out With Pride?
We are proud to be one of the last few Pride events to remain completely FREE to the public. The tickets you are seeing are for VIP areas as well as official events available throughout the week, some of which have preferred viewing of entertainment offerings, as well as free food or complimentary drinks. Take a look at our Tickets section to decide which would be best for you.
I would like to be a volunteer for this year’s event. How do I get involved?
We are so excited that you want to volunteer your services. You can e-mail our Logistics Director Bob Azzarito to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we need someone to help out, we will be in touch. If you are not asked to help, we still want you there! Showing support for our community is just as powerful and important!