For the 17th consecutive year, the City of Wilton Manors will host the largest LGBT pride event in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. With more than 40,000 festival-goers from across the U.S. expected to attend, the 2017 Stonewall Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 17, 2017 promises to be the most anticipated event of the year.
“Stonewall is about equality and pride, and these values represent the City of Wilton Manors,” said Mayor Gary Resnick. “We’re excited to be once again hosting this one-of-a-kind annual parade and festival commemorating one of the most impactful events in LGBT history.”
Four stages will feature live music, DJs and local performers throughout the day, and MIA 93.9 FM and Y100 Miami will be on site, as well as NBC 6.
The annual Stonewall Parade and Street Festival, that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, will take place along Wilton Drive. At 3 p.m. the street festival and marketplace will open along the Drive extending from Five Points/NE 26th Street to NE 20th Street, just north of Fort Lauderdale High School. More than 100 vendors, exhibitors and food trucks will be present, which will provide fun for the who family. Then at 4 p.m., the much-anticipated Stonewall Parade will travel down the north side of Wilton Drive.
“The City of Wilton Manors is a strong, resilient community that continues to be a steadfast leader for the nation’s LGBTQ population and equality for all,” said Mayor Resnick.
To register for the parade or street festival, view sponsorship opportunities and learn more about the 2017 Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade and Street Festival, visit www.wiltonmanorsstonewall.com.
Parking information can be found at http://wiltonmanorsstonewall.com/parking. In preparation for the Stonewall Parade and Festival, Wilton Drive will be closed from NE 20th Street to Five Points from 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017 to 4 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017. NE 22nd St is closed from Wilton Drive to NE 5th Ave. The road will reopen for traffic on Monday, June 19, 2017.
To connect with the City of Wilton Manors, visit www.wiltonmanors.com.
ABOUT THE CITY OF WILTON MANORS
Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John “Ned” Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the “Second Gayest City” in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors, call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.