From its modest beginnings in as a informal, one-day celebration at Walt Disney World at which gay and lesbian participants donned red shirts and traveled around the park together, Gay Days at Disney World—also known as Orlando Gay Days—has evolved into one of the world's foremost LGBTQ celebrations. It's also helped spawn an unrelated though similarly popular event in California each October, Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland. Although neither Walt Disney World nor any of the parks or tourism organizations in greater Orlando actually produce this event, they do sanction and support this week-long series of social gatherings at the area's various theme parks and hotels as well as both circuit-style parties and concerts along with more laid-back revelry at countless venues throughout the region. More than , participants have attended Disney Gay Days in past years.
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Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake. The City of Orlando rents pedal powered swan boats on historic Lake Eola so guests can view the park from the lake and enjoy the fountain up close. Hours are limited. Lake Eola is a popular destination for festivals, concerts, fundraising walks and even weddings.
Orlando is a regional events capital, with hundreds of cultural, music and sports events happening throughout the year. Phillips Center Frontyard Festival 13 Apr From early December all the way through May, come enjoy six months of incredible live entertainment, films and unique experiences during our one-of-a-kind, outdoor Frontyard Festival, presented by AdventHealth. Find seasonal fresh produce and more. The market is dog friendly. Guests are required to wear a face covering.
A popular gay and lesbian destination. Beaches, bars, nightclubs, and history. More than gay-owned establishments.