The largest Pride festival and parade in the nation is back and better than ever this year. On June 25th and 26th, San Francisco Pride will take the city by storm with an extensive celebration featuring over 20 stages and venues. The complete list of activities offers something for everyone looking to celebrate equality and this year's theme of "For Racial and Economic Justice".
Learn more about event details by reading below!
The two day event will feature musical acts, tops from topical thought leaders, and of course the grand Pride Parade on Sunday morning. The majority of the activities will be based around San Francisco's Civic Center, while Sunday's parade route will travel down Market Street. Admission into SF Pride is free, but organizers do recommend a $5-10 donation, with benefits being returned to community non-profits. We've got your event highlights below.
LGBT Pride Festival - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Seven unique stages and areas will be packed on Saturday for the first day of the LGBT Pride Festival. Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls will headline the main stage. Other stages with fun performances include Club 21, the Queer Youth Stage, and Global Village Stage. The diversity of acts will make certain that there are engaging events for every demographic. A full list of stages and activities can be found here: http://www.sfpride.org/stages/.
Main Stage Lineup (Civic Center Plaza):
Jessica Sutta - AB Soto - JES - Shaun J. Wright - Dai Burger - Alexx Mack - Spice Queers - Cheer San Francisco - Siobhan Aluvalot - DJ Miss Pop - Kat C.H.R. - Inifinite & Pocket featuring Babii Cris - Kara Zordel.
Saturday's keynote speaker, Kara Zordel
, will talk on "Speaking Up in a Loud World".
SF Pride Parade 2016 - 10:30am, Market and Beale Streets
The 46th SF Pride Parade will travel in style down Market street all the way to the Civic Center. From there, it will culminate and transform into the second Pride Festival of the weekend. The parade will be packed with floats and entertainers while featuring select Grand Marshals
from around San Francisco's LGBT community.
for the parade is available outside of the United Nations Plaza for a price of $40. The parade should also be viewable at any point along the route, but seating is not provided.
LGBT Pride Festival: San Francisco Civic Center
20 Stages and Venues
Main Stage Performers:
Peaches - Psychic TV - Hector Fonseca - Betty, BeBe Sweetbriar - Duserock and Friends - CHEER San Francisco - Bluebird - Baaits - Liam Mayclem, Carnie Asada - Z Lala - Mix'd Ingrdnts - Breathless - HipHop4Change - San Francisco Dykes on Bikes - Clair Farley - Bishop Yvette Flunder.
A variety of public transportation methods will provide easy access
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