Stonewall Street Festival & Parade in Wilton Manors, FL

Author: 
Mark Haines
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Alexander Northman

Wilton Manors signature event, the Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival, is held every year in June. This is a community-wide event that draws a diverse crowd of approximately 20,000 - 30,000 individuals and families each year. The parade, street vendors, and live performances offer something for everyone and the city is proud to host this celebration each year.

South Florida’s LGBT community gathers on Saturday, June 17 for the 18th Annual Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival.
 
The event, which spans the one-mile length of Wilton Drive in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s gay community, starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. The annual festival will this year see more than 100 vendors showcasing their products and services and some 30 bars, restaurants and food vendors serving food and drinks.
 
The parade begins at 4 p.m. and will last approximately an hour and a half. It will begin on NE 20th Street and will end at Five Points. Four stages along the Drive will showcase some of the best local performers and entertainers.
  
The festival is held in honor of the Stonewall Riots. Tired of harassment from the New York Police Department, the city's gay community staged a series of violent demonstrations on June 28, 1969. Each year, gay communities across the country hold events to honor the riots. 

2017 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Outside Bar Parties
The 2017 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The bars and restaurants along the route hosted indoor and outdoor parties showcasing their pride.
 
2017 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Street Festival
The 2017 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Street Festival on Wilton Drive featured booths from local businesses and organizations, as well as fierce performances by local entertainers.
 
2017 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade
Featuring Grand Marshal Sharon Gless, the 2017 Stonewall Pride Parade along Wilton Drive celebrated the gains and achievements of the LGBT community.
 
2017 Stonewall Street Festival VIP Party
The 2017 Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade & Festival VIP Party, the official kick off event, was held at The Richardson Estate and featured awards for achievements in the community, local news, and networking.
 
2016 Stonewall Pride VIP Party in Wilton Manors
The 2016 Stonewall Pride VIP Party was held at Hagan Park and featured awards for achievements in the community, local news, and networking.
 
2016 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Street Festival
The 2016 Stonewall Pride Street Festival on Wilton Drive featured booths from local businesses and organizations as well as performances onstage from local entertainers.
 
2016 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Outside Bar Parties
The 2016 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The bars and restaurants along the route hosted indoor and outdoor parties for all show their pride.
 
2016 Stonewall Pride Parade
The 2016 Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. Their parade helped celebrate the gains and achievements of the LGBT community.
 
2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Luminary Couples Reception at Stonewall Gallery
The 2015 Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. They hosted a party for the Fort Lauderdale Luminary Couples at the Stonewall Gallery that celebrated the long term relationships in the area.
2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Music Festival
The 2015 Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The music festival featured performances from local entertainers including a show from En Vogue.
2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Outside Bar Parties
The 2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The bars and restaurants along the route have parking lot parties for all to enjoy.
2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Mark's List Photo Booth
The 2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The Mark's List booth gave many people the opportunity to get their photos taken with Adult Stars Angel Rock and Hunter Vance.
2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Street Festival
The 2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The street festival featured booths from local businesses and organizations as well as performances onstage from local entertainers.
2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Hotspots Pride Parade
The 2015 Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. Their parade helped celebrate the gains and achievements of the LGBT community.
2014 Stonewall Pride Music Festival
The 2014 Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The music festival featured performances from local entertainers, a Vespa giveaway from AHF, and a fierce and interactive show from headliner Sheila E.
2014 Stonewall Pride Street Festival
The 2014 Stonewall Pride is a full day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The street festival featured booths from local businesses and organizations as well as performances onstage from local entertainers.
2014 Stonewall Pride Parade
The 2014 Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors was a full day event held along Wilton Drive. The parade helped celebrate the gains and achievements of the LGBT community.
2013 Stonewall Summer Pride VIP Party
Stonewall Summer Pride is a two day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The 2013 VIP and Sponsors Party was held at the Stonewall Library and Archives' Pop Up Exhibit and displayed the LGBT history but also plans for the future.
2013 Stonewall Summer Pride Sunday Stage Performances
Stonewall Summer Pride is a two day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The Sunday Night stage performances included fierce drag queens, Mr. & Miss Stonewall 2013, singers Amber, CeCe Peniston, and Kristine W.
2013 Stonewall Summer Pride Sunday Party
Stonewall Summer Pride is a two day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. There were parties at almost every bar along The Drive after the Pride Parade. Here are some photos from Rumors, The Manor, The Village Pub, Infinity Lounge, Rosie's, Sidelines, Alibi, and Bill's .
2013 Stonewall Summer Pride Saturday Night Party
Stonewall Summer Pride is a two day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. There were parties at almost every bar along The Drive after the Pride Parade. Here are some photos from Rumors, The Manor, The Village Pub, New Moon, Rosie's, Sidelines, and Bill's .
2013 Stonewall Summer Pride Parade
The Stonewall Summer Pride is a two day event that is held at many locations along Wilton Drive. The star attraction of this festival is the Pride Parade that brings together people, businesses, and organizations from the LGBT community and celebrates them.

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