Bad weather washes Pride on Saturday; parade, other events Sunday

LBQTQ+ Community Center runs yearly activities
Palm Beach Pride parade 'Proud Together' bus in downtown Lake Worth Beach, March 27, 2022
Posted at 9:24 AM, Mar 23, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-23 19:30:36-04

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — Because of rainfall and flash flooding, Palm Beach Pride canceled all activities Saturday but all events, including the parade, will go on as scheduled Sunday with a one-hour later closing time than originally scheduled, according to Compass LGBTQ+ Community Center.

The parade will go on as scheduled at 11 a.m. Sunday. The route follows Lucerne Avenue west, then cuts south to Lake Avenue and continues east where it ends at Bryant Park in Lake Worth Beach.

Pride events take place at the park from noon to 7 p.m.

Regarding the later time, Compass said in a news release: "We understand that this does not entirely make up for the lost Saturday, but we are excited to celebrate with our community for as long as we can."

Information about tickets is available on its website. Tickets purchased for the weekend will remain valid for Sunday's festivities.

Vendors were instructed to set up at 3 p.m. Saturday.

"We value our community and we always put safety first," Compass said in a news release. "With the projected intense rainfall for Saturday, we did not feel we could provide the safest environment possible. We appreciate the outpouring of support from our community, vendors, volunteers, and sponsors and we will do everything in our power to have an amazing experience for everyone on Sunday, March 24, 2024."

The parade headliner is Brooke Eden, native of Palm Beach County and a country rising star.

"We are humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support and kindness shown to us over the past 24 hours," Compass wrote.

WPTV is a sponsor of Palm Beach Pride.