FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 20, 2020
CONTACT: Toni Taha, Marketing Coordinator | 754-200-1917
WILTON MANORS, FL — The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival which was rescheduled from June to December because of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot take place as hoped due to safety concerns, it was announced today by organizers.
The annual June celebration is the largest event in Wilton Manors, attracting an estimated 70,000 visitors to the City with an economic impact to local businesses exceeding $1 million and over $4 million for Broward County.
“We hoped earlier this year that state and county restrictions on large gatherings would have eased by now, but that is not the case,” said Jeff Sterling, CEO of WMEG, the non-profit that aims to promote Wilton Manors to local and national audiences through various family-oriented and LGBT events.
“An event like this is simply too large to guarantee everyone’s safety — and that is what matters most,” Sterling said.Further updates on Stonewall Pride are on our website and can be found on www.stonewallpride.lgbt