June 29 - 30, 2024
Get ready to paint the town rainbow! Since 1970, San Francisco Gay Pride has been the ultimate celebration of love, diversity, and unabashed fabulousness. This is the time when the city gets to show off its shimmering queer colors and unleash its inner diva. Expect glitter, sequins, and plenty of sass as the LGBTQ+ community and allies come together to party, protest, and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future.
San Francisco Gay Pride, also known as San Francisco LGBTQ+ Pride, is an annual event held in the city of San Francisco, California, to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual and all other groups of our community.
The event usually takes place over a weekend in late June or early July - to commemorate the Stonewall riots - and attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. The event will include a parade, a festival, and various other events and activities, all designed to celebrate diversity, promote equality, and support the LGBTQ+ community.
The San Francisco Gay Pride parade is the centerpiece of the event, and is one of the largest and most well-known pride parades in the world. The parade typically features over 250 contingents, including community organizations, non-profits, corporations, politicians, and other groups who march, ride floats, or drive vehicles down Market Street, the main thoroughfare of San Francisco.
The parade usually begins around brunch time on Sunday and lasts for several hours, with participants dressed in colorful costumes, waving rainbow flags, and dancing to music. The festival is held in Civic Center Plaza and the surrounding areas, and features dozens of stages and performance areas where local and national musicians, artists, and comedians perform throughout the weekend.
The festival also includes a variety of food and drink vendors, arts and crafts booths, and informational exhibits from LGBTQ+ organizations and advocacy groups. The festival is open to everyone and is a family-friendly event. In addition to the parade and festival, San Francisco Gay Pride also features a variety of other events and activities throughout the weekend. These may include a Dyke March on Saturday, a Pink Triangle lighting ceremony, a Trans March, and various other cultural and community events throughout the city.
There are many other events that are not officially part of San Francisco Pride, but are community events throughout the month of June.
San Francisco Gay Pride is a vibrant and energetic celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggle for equal rights and recognition. The event is a chance for LGBTQ+ individuals, allies, and advocates to come together and celebrate their diversity, express their solidarity, and continue the fight for a more inclusive and accepting society.
Whether you're a veteran of the scene or a curious newcomer, you're guaranteed to have a blast. So put on your dancing shoes, grab your rainbow flag, and join us for a wild ride of empowerment, love, and all-around good vibes. It's time to let your queer flag fly high in the street of San Francisco!
Celebrations begin on Saturday at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco. Enjoy the weekend of festivities throughout the streets of San Francisco. Whether you're gay or lesbian, trans or bi, queer or questioning, friend or loved one or ally, you and yours should come as you are with the hundreds of thousands of other Pride-goers for this legendary event.
The Parade, which takes place the Sunday morning of the event, kicks off from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Put on something fun and bright!
The march starts on Dolores Street and 18th Street. Event details to come.
Castro Merchants is proud to present the first-annual Castro Family Pride Block Party. Join them as they turn Noe Street between Market and Beaver into a joyous Pride festival with something for everyone. The event is at Noe Street and Market Street.
The San Francisco Dyke March is excited to march with you on Saturday at the intersection of Dolores Street and 18th Street in San Francisco.
June 29 - 30, 2024
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