San Diego Pride Festival, California Festivals


San Diego Pride Parade, Festival and Pride Music Festival

July 13-15, 2018 Parade is July 14, 2018, 11 a.m.

Martston Point, Balboa Park
6th Ave. & Laurel St.
San Diego, CA
Approx. prices: $20-$175

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.--The annul San Diego Pride Festival is held each July in Balboa Park. Event includes Friday Rally, Saturday Parade, Festival, and night time parties hosted by various clubs and venues.


2018 Entertainment 

subject to change

Pride Festival Line up: CHAOS CHAOS | DJ KANDY | Drummer John | Horse Meat Disco | Iconique | Kameron Michaels | Kim Petras | Oscar Key Sung | Paris Sukomi Max | Patternist | SftSrv | Alejandra Sandoval | Amber Nicole Davenport | Ayla Simone | AZUCAR! | Ballet Folklorico Yaqui | Barbie ZNeors | Bijan | Blake G | DJ Casey Alva | Cecilia J-Lo Garcia | Chulita Vinyl Club | Culture Shock | DJ Air Nandez | DJ Ash B | Dj Fariba | Dj Girth | DJ Hevrock | DJ Iredance | DJ Javin | DJ Kiki | DJ Taj | Erick Diaz | Heabnasty | HYM | Jai Rodriguez | Jalil | Jedi Steve | Johanna | Keviyon | DJ Kinky Loops | Los Hollywood | Mariachi Real De San Diego | Melomano Entertainment | Oceana Justice | Rica Shay | ROB.B | Rumba Y Soul | San Diego Gay Mens Chorus | Dj Starlett | Ukeim | Vince Delano | Z'Licious Zumba Crue

Pride Block Party July 13, 2018, 2-11 p.m.
Hillcrest Pride Flag, 1500 University Ave.

Friday Spirit of Stonewall Rally July 13, 2018 6-7 p.m.
Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at Marston Pt. (Balboa Dr. & 8th Dr.

Pride 5K July 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
University Ave. at Centre Street

Pride Parade July 14, 2018, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
ROUTE: The 1.1 mile parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave. and Normal St., proceeds west on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Laurel St. where the festival takes place.
ABOUT: The parade celebrates diversity and is the largest civic event of the year in San Diego. It includes lavish floats, drag queens, civic organizations and politicians who support LGBT causes. Grand Marshals have included Cloris Leachman and other celebrity guests. Parade is over 40 years strong. Its route is annually lined with 200,000 applauding spectators--and growing.
Here's a small portion of 2018 Parade Line Up:

  • San Diego Pride Board of Directors
  • San Diego Pride Faith Grand Marshal: Nicole M. Garcia
  • Community Grand Marshal: Alberto Cortes
  • Champion of Pride: Tinesia Conwright
  • BANDS: San Diego Pride Youth Marching Band |
    La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians
  • MEDIA:  KGTV ABC 10 |  Radio Latina 104.5 FM |  Radio 91X FM and MedMen | iHeartMedia | Radio Z-90 FM | News 8 on CBS 8 & CW San Diego | KFMB FM - 100.7 KFM BFM | FOX 5 News
  • FUN: The Queen Bee Art Car | Baltazar Hernandez Aztec Dancers | San Diego Padres | LezBHonest Dragon Boat Team | Renegade Rollergirls San Diego | Leather Boys Of San Diego and the San Diego Eagle | San Diego Leather Pride | Crazed Imaginations - San Diego Rocky Horror |  San Diego Gay Men's Chorus

Pride Festival  July 14-15, 2018, 12 p.m.

Pride Festival Hours:
Saturday, 12 a.m.-10pm
Sunday, 11 am-9pm
Location: Historic Balboa Park, Marston Point, Balboa Park (6th & Laurel St.)
Cost: $20 per day or weekend pass $30, approx.

ABOUT: The festival includes multiple live entertainment stages, a Farmers Market, Carnival, Food & Beverage Vendors, and Beverage Garden with Beer on Tap, Mixed Drinks and Wine.

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

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