California Festivals


California Pride Festivals, Parades and Events

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FRESNO: Bowling for Pride April 8, 2018

LAGUNA BEACH: West Street Beach Spring Break at America's Favorite Gay Beach April 22, 2018, 11 a.m.
1 Camel Point Drive
Laguna Beach, CA
There will be food, games, giveaways, and more. Mark your calendar and get ready for your favorite Gay Beach! Hosted once again by Frankie Ciccone.

LONG BEACH Pride Festival May 19-20, 2018
 Marina Green Park
386 E Shoreline Dr - Intersection Pine Ave and Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA, 90802
$22 festival,
Free to see Parade, Route - Ocean Blvd.; from Lindero to Alamitos Blvd.
Parade Step off Begins at 10:30 a.m.
Festival - Marina Green Park, & Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach, California
Festival Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. -- may change
Festival Headliner is Sheila E.

FRESNO: Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival June 2, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parade: 10 a.m., Festival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free to attend parade. Festival $5 approx. Fresno, Tower District (Olive & Wishon Avenues)

Come join Fresno's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender + (GLBT+) Community, as well as visitors from all over the Central Valley. This is perhaps the single biggest event in the GLBT+ Community annually, as well as the most elaborate in its organization and preparation, for Fresno and its surrounding communities.

SACRAMENTO: June 10, 2018, 11 a.m. at Capitol Mall
$10 festival,
Sacramento Pride consists of a parade and festival. The parade is free and starts at 11:00 am on 3rd and N
Street and ends on 10th and N Street.
Sacramento Pride consists of a parade and festival. The parade is free and starts at 11 a.m. traveling towards the Capital along N Street between 3rd and 10th. The festival costs $10 per person (children five and under are free) and is located on Capitol Mall between 3rd and 7th streets and goes from 11am-5pm.

SANTA CRUZ: Kresge presents PRIDE Sunday May 12, 2018, 12 Noon
Celebrate the LGBTQIA communities and their many allies with a campus wide parade that starts at the Quarry Plaza at noon. March through the campus, meeting up with community members as we go, on our way to our final destination Kresge Lower Street.  Festival includes entertainment, speakers, food, crafts and more. All are welcome to this inclusive and upbeat event. Location details: Quarry Plaza is in front of the Bay Tree Bookstore, central campus. Kresge College Lower Street is in the middle of the residential college on the west side of campus Admission: Free Admission. Parade 12 - 2 p.m. Festival 2 - 5 p.m. Started in 1971, Kresge College is one of 10 residential colleges in the University of California, Santa Cruz. Known for its all-apartment housing style, Kresge also houses a Food Co-op, Music Co-op, Photo Co-op, and Garden Co-op. 

DAVIS: Davis Pride May 20, 2018, 8 a.m. -11 p.m.
Free community festival in Central Park, includes Run/ Walk  and two stages of live entertainment and more.

SANTA CRUZ: Pride Parade, Festival June 3, 2018, Parade at 11 a.m. |
Annual Santa Cruz Pride PARADE and FESTIVAL
Parade: kicks off at 11 a.m., starts at Pacific Avenue and Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz. Ends at Cathart & Center
Festival: 11a.m.-4 p.m., Cathart & Cedar - Lincoln

SAN MATEO: Pride San Mateo County Without Borders June 16, 2018, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Celebrate the  annual San Mateo County Pride Festival at San Mateo Central Park with a fun-filled day of live music, family friendly activities, local art and merchandise, entertainment, and local resources. This is a family friendly, free event and everyone is welcome! Last year's theme was Pride without Borders: Embracing Culture and Diversity, which emphasizes the importance of recognizing how culture, race, marginalized sexual orientation, and gender identity overlap and affect our community. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Two-Spirited (LGBTQQI2S) Pride Celebration provides an opportunity for all communities to come together, learn from each other, and share a common experience.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: L.A. Pride June 9-10, 2018, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Christopher Street Production)
PRIDE Parade June 10, 2018, 11 a.m.
$25-35, VIP $250-400,
Route: Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, Crescent Heights Blvd. to Robertson Blvd.
Festival acts include Kehlani | Tove Lo | Eve | Kim Petras | Icona Pop | Keri Hilson | Natalia Jimenez
Parade: with over 400,000 participants, spectators and marchers, this emotionally charged experience, gathers together a colorful and diverse look at our creative community showcasing all that is great about the TLGB community. Attendees should plan to arrive early. Traffic will be closed on Santa Monica Blvd. between Fairfax Ave. and Doheny Dr. starting at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday. Santa Monica Blvd. will re-open immediately at the end of the end of the Parade, which may be as late as 4 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO: Pride June 23-24, 2018
Parade is June 24, 2018, 10: 30 a.m.
The Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Market & Beale and ends at Market & 8th Street in downtown San Francisco
Celebration at Civic Center Plaza
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 12-6 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Multiple stages offer varied entertainment from Hip Hop and DJ to Leather, Tantra & Dance or Women's Stage.

CENTRAL COAST SLO Pride in the Plaza July 8, 2018, 12-5:30 p.m.
Mission Plaza
989 Chorro
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Live entertainment with bands performing, pre and post parties and events as well.

SAN DIEGO Pride July 14-15, 2018
Parade July 14, 2018, 11 a.m.
Location: The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street, proceeds west on University Avenue to 6th Avenue, turns south on 6th Avenue, ending at Balboa Drive and Upas Street.
Route Length: 1.1 miles
Cost: This is a free community event.
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the 4th largest in the United States attracting over 300,000 cheering spectators, supportive organizations, businesses, and significant media participation. Held in Balboa Park, the festival includes over 90 acts across four stages, including breakthrough LGBTQ acts from international and local artists.

SANTA ANA: OC Pride Festival & Parade June 23, 2018 Noon -
OC Pride will return to the streets of Downtown Santa Ana

VENTURA COUNTY - Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival August 17-19, 2018 |
The festival includes AIDS Walk Ventura | Ventura Pride | Diversity Gala. Sponsorship opportunities.

SANTA BARBARA: Pacific Pride Festival August 25, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Chase Palm Park
Free and open to all ages,
The festival features a full day of live entertainment, vendors, food booths, activities and community member support. The mission of the Pacific Pride Festival is to build community, foster visibility, and celebrate sexuality & gender diversity, all while raising funds for Pacific Pride Foundation's LGBTQ+ programs and services in Santa Barbara County.

CHULA VISTA: South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival September 8, 2018, 12-7 p.m.
Bayside Park
Chula Vista, CA

OAKLAND: Oakland Pride September 9, 2018
$10 festival,
It's a parade, festival and celebration all in one! Parade starts and finishes on Broadway St.

EUREKA: Humboldt Pride September 16, 2018 is likely date - needs confirmation The Pride Parade travels through Old Town Eureka and ending at Halvorsen Park to kick off the annual Pride Festival. Parade begins at 1st & C Streets, Eureka Parade route Old Town Eureka, Specific Route below, subject to change

REDDING: Redding LGBTQ + Pride Festival September 22, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Redding City Hall
Redding, CA
 We Stand Strong Together  for our LGBTQ+ community, loved ones, and allies.  

PALM SPRINGS Pride November 2-4, 2018
Parade November 4, 2018, 10 a.m. Route: Travels along Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs LGBT Pride 

OCEANSIDE: Pride by the Beach October 13, 2018, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oceanside Civic Center
This annual event features L.G.B.T. pride festivities, music, food and entertainment. Sponsored by North County LGBTQ Resource Center. When: Saturday, Where: Pier View Way & Ditmar, Oceanside, CA.

ANAHEIM: Gay Days Anaheim October 5-7, 2018
Disneyland discounts

SAN FRANCISCO: Castro Street Fair October 7, 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Held on 1st Sunday in October
Castro District
Market & Castro Streets and surrounding area
San Francisco, CA
Suggest donation $10
Between Market and 19th Streets, and on 18th Street between Noe and Diamond Streets multiple stages of entertainment; along with food and beverage vendors and hundreds of arts & crafts and community organization exhibitors.

PASADENA: San Gabriel Valley Pride October 13, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Central Park
275 S. Raymond
Pasadena, CA
San Gabriel Valley Pride, A Different Kind of Pride features: Author's Forum | Children's Area | Classic Car Show | Community Art Project | Cultural Entertainment | Pet Area & Adoption | Health Fair | Wine Tasting (21+)

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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