June 20, 2016
The 12th Annual Come Out With Pride (COWP) Festival — Orlando’s only officially sanctioned Pride event — will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park. In the wake of the June 6 tragedy at Pulse Nightclub, it is important for people in Central Florida to come together to unite, heal and celebrate the good in our community.
“Last year an estimated 140,000 people descended upon Lake Eola to support LGBT vendors, watch Orlando’s most colorful parade and fireworks, and bring in over an estimated $3 million to the local economy,” said COWP President Brian Riha. “This year we predict an even larger presence as the entire region joins together in recovery.”
Over the coming months COWP will be announcing this year’s partnering sponsors and entertainment lineup. We will also continue to work closely with the Orlando Police Department to ensure the safety and security of all attendees.