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April 18, 2017
San Francisco Pride

San Francisco Pride: A Celebration of Diversity

On the last weekend of June, the whole city of San Francisco explodes into a rainbow burst of music, dancing and excitement for Pride. Hundreds of thousands of people line the streets and descend on the annual downtown parade and festival, making it the largest LGBT celebration in the country. The two-day bash takes place in front of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza — the same spot where Harvey Milk addressed the crowd in 1978 during "Gay Freedom Day." Be sure to check out our seven tips and many highlights to help you survive and thrive at San Francisco Pride.

New this year: We are partnering with the Gaycities.com and the San Francisco Pride Committee to give away a trip to this year's Pride event. One lucky winner will win a VIP SF Pride experience: two tickets to Pride VIP Party at City Hall and the Pride Grandstand. Plus: Flight for two to San Francisco, two nights at Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Dine at Luce and Franciscan Crab Restaurant and two Pier 39 Savings Fun Packs. Contest ends April 30, 2017. Enter now.

47th Annual San Francisco Pride

Theme: A Celebration of Diversity
- Saturday, June 24, 2017 (Noon–6 p.m.)
- Sunday, June 25, 2017 (11 a.m.–6 p.m.)

Free, but $5 donations requested which support more than 40 local nonprofits. With your donation you'll get $1 discounts on beverages.

Entertainment
Pride features not only a main stage with music, competitions and comedy, but also 300-plus exhibitors and more than 20 community-run stages. These include the Faerie Freedom Village, with a glitter gateway of live cabaret and avant-garde artists, a Leather Alley "carnival" to get schooled on S&M, the Cheer San Francisco stage with high-flying cheerleader stunts, and a chance to get your same-sex two-steppin' in at the Country-Western Dance Corral.

The Parade
The massive annual parade down Market Street is the main highlight of Pride. Expect over 200 parade contingents and floats with tons of fabulous eye candy representing a huge range of causes and beliefs, including the 400-plus extremely loud (and proud) Dykes on Bikes motorcycle group. The parade kicks off Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale and ends at Eighth Street near the Civic Center area.

Best Places to Stay in San Francisco During Pride
If you're looking to stay in the city for Pride festivities, you will want to book your room in advance as nearby hotels fill up quickly. Find a hotel.

Volunteering
It takes more than 1,000 volunteers to keep Pride running smoothly. All who help out with the festival or parade not only get to make a difference but will be rewarded with perks like food, a t-shirt and an invitation to an exclusive volunteer appreciation party.

Pride Month Events

Pride is much more than just the Civic Center celebration. There will also be a fun cluster of gay-friendly events bubbling up around San Francisco all month.  Be sure to check back for a complete list of June events.

  • National Pride March San Francisco
    Sun., June 11, 1 - 5 p.m.
    Come join our diverse community as we march in solidarity with cities across the globe in the National Pride March!
  • SF Gay Pride Sunset Cruise with Producer/DJ Barry Harris
    Fri., June 23, 6 - 10 p.m.
    On Friday evening, June 23rd at 6:00pm Brian Kent Productions and Chris Hastings of Lookout team up to bring back this unique SELL OUT San Francisco Gay Pride experience that will uplift your soul and enliven your spirit. From Pier 40 we board a one of a kind passenger ferry with an open air top and experience all that the SF Bay has to offer.
  • Bearracuda SF GAY PRIDE Underwear Party upgraded w/GROWLr! 
    Fri., June 23, 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.
    Our Annual PRIDE party is BACK, this time at the amazing Folsom Foundry! Strip down with 600 guys at the AMAZING Folsom Foundry, right in the middle of the action on Folsom Street and 10th. 
  • Polyglamorous Pride with DJ Heather 
    Fri., June 23, 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.
    Grab your tix now. Polyglamorous changed the game with New Years 2017 and now we are coming for Pride. Legendary Chicago selector DJ Heather will be doing the honors along with Father Figure from New Orleans. This will be the place to be on Friday night of SF Pride. We've got plenty of surprises in store for what will be an epic start to the weekend. Pre-sale tix strongly recommended.
  • Locoya's Circus: 2017 Pride Edition
    Sat. June 24, 3 - 9 a.m.
    Locoya's Circus: the 2015 JUSTCIRCUIT AWARDS winning event for "Best After Hours" is back and continuing our tradition with our 2017 SF Pride Edition with our Friday Night After Hours. Prepare to be amazed by death defying beats, freaks and feats!
  • 19th Annual Pride Brunch for Positive Resource Center 
    Sat., June 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Rated by many as their favorite event during SF Pride weekend, Gary Virginia & Donna Sachet's 19th Annual Pride Brunch honors the Grand Marshals of the SF LGBT Pride Parade and affords guests a rare opportunity to meet and hear them speak. The three-hour, spectacular benefit starts with rousing musical entertainment by the Dixieland Dykes +3, hosted bars by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Tito's Handmade Vodka, and the Grand Ballroom festooned with rainbow bunting, balloons, and florals.
  • Jungle - Pride at the Armory
    Sat., June 24, 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
    Welcome to the JUNGLE, a 360-degree dance party experience like you've never seen before. We won't give it away, you'll have to see it to believe it.
  • ShangriLA SF PRIDE Rendezvouz Party 
    Sat., June 24, 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.
    Celebrate San Francisco Pride with us ShangriLa at our Pride Rendezvous Party!
  • The Annual Mighty Real Pride Poolside Party 
    Sun., June 25, 12 - 6:30 p.m.
    Mighty Real returns for our Annual Poolside Pride event. This time we're bringing out Def Mix heavyweights, Quentin Harris & Hector Romero + Tedd Patterson & our Mighty Real resident, David Harness.
  • Official VIP Party
    Sun. June 25, 2 - 5 p.m.
    The City Hall Rotunda gets transformed for the Official VIP Party with special entertainment.
  • HOT TEA - SF Pride's Largest T-Dance
    Sun. June 25, 6 p.m. - midnight
    San Francisco's biggest T-Dance at the legendary Ruby Skye during Gay Pride 2017.

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