ORLANDO | GayDayS will again be postponing its annual June events until 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The event organizers made the announcement to their partners in an email April 2.
“Our concern for the health and safety of our partners, guests, vendors, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance,” wrote Chris Manley, president of Gay Days Inc. “Since last year when we rescheduled Gay Days, our staff has been monitoring COVID-19 throughout the United States and the world. We had hoped that with vaccines being developed and distributed the pandemic would be under control by June 2021, but we see there is a little more time needed to control this virus.”
The decision to postpone GayDayS until next year was made in partnership with the event’s host hotel, Margaritaville Resort, in an effort to continue adhering to federal, state, local and CDC guidelines, according to the email.
GayDayS will now take place May 31-June 6, 2022 and will be held at the same host hotel, Margaritaville Resort, and will continue with the same theme, Gay Days Disco Inferno.
According to the email, more details about GayDayS 2022 will be released over the next few weeks. “We look forward to seeing you at Gay Days 2022, and know we’ll all be ready for a party then,” Manley wrote.
Tidal Wave was the first to announce on its social media in February that it would be postponing its events until June 2022.
“Weighing all information and keeping your safety and health in the forefront, we have decided to postpone Tidal Wave 14 until June 2022,” Danny Gallegos and David Walters, Tidal Wave Party owners, posted to the Tidal Wave Facebook page Feb. 3. “Due to logistical, accounting and tax issues we cannot rollover your tickets and will have to issue refunds. The B Resort and Spa will be handling the refund of your room deposit.”
One Magical Weekend, who holds events on the first weekend in June in Central Florida every year, and Girls in Wonderland, the largest women’s events group for the weekend, have yet to announce if they will postpone their 2021 events. Watermark has reached out to organizers for One Magical Weekend and Girls in Wonderland for comment and will bring you their responses as they are made available.
This story has been updated. An early version omitted information that Tidal Wave Party announced Feb. 3 that it had postponed its events until June 2022.