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.
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.
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 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.
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.
- PUFF a LGBTQ Marijuana Appreciation PRIDE Party at The STUD
Thu., June 1, 7-10 p.m.
It's LGBTQ Pride month so we are excited be the first Pride show of the season with special guest vocalist Carletta Sue Kay, Maria Konner and her band Not From Jersey, DJ Segio Fedasz, a kooky drag show, a stoner raffle, munchies and a few surprises! So don't miss the only queer marijuana, rock and roll, drag show in town (maybe anywhere!)
- L O V E in the Park
Thu., June 1, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
This month we celebrate all the varieties of love that thrive in public spaces. Watch out for that tree! Preceeded at 7pm by Puff, a lovely event for all you queer stoners out there.
- Richmond Rainbow Pride
Sun., June 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Pride Kick-Off: Queers of Color & Friends
Sun., June 4, 2 - 5p.m.
Join 2017 SFPride community grand marshal Amy Sueyoshi for a Pride kick-off party at Virgil's Sea Room, a hip, friendly and funky saloon in San Francisco's Mission District. The informal queer community gathering will feature a no-host bar and a potluck buffet, so bring a dish if you wish.
- Gilbert Baker Memorial Celebration
Thu., June 8, 7-10 p.m.
Join San Francisco's LGBTQ community in a celebration of the life of Gilbert Baker, a beloved artist, visionary, activist, and self-described "Gay Betsy Ross" who in 1978 hand-dyed and stitched together eight strips of vibrantly colored fabric into a rainbow flag, instantly creating an enduring international symbol of gay pride.
- 2017 Pride Law Fund Annual Bay Cruise
Sat., June 10, 3 - 6 p.m.
Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and fantastic views aboard FDR’s presidential yacht, the U.S.S. Potomac, also known as the “Floating White House.” All proceeds benefit Pride Law Fund’s year-long and summer fellowships for new lawyers and law students focusing on LGBT civil rights advocacy.
- Drag Queen Story Hour w Honey Mahogany
Sat., June 10, 11 a.m.
Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
- 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!
- True Colors
Sun., June 11, 7 - 9 p.m.
DiVanessa celebrates Pride month with an over-the-rainbow extravaganza of color songs. "Color My World", "The Rainbow Connection", "Colors Of The Wind", "True Colors", "Red Roses For A Blue Lady", "Orange Colored Sky", "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", "Bein' Green", "Blue Skies", "Deep Purple", "I Am What I Am", "I Will Survive" and the premiere of pianist Max Schroeder's song "Color, Give Me Color".
- SF Gay Men's Chorus: "The Gay Kitchen Sink"
Fri. and Sat., June 16 - 17
Pride Month is never complete without an over-the-top, fabulous evening with the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus! Celebrate Pride with SFGMC and their summer show — “The Gay Kitchen Sink” at the Nourse Theater, with very special guests The Kinsey Sicks. “The Gay Kitchen Sink” is just what it sounds like — a delightfully spirited playlist of LGBT anthems, current favorites, and huge production numbers. You’ll absolutely revel in music by gay icons like Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Gloria Gaynor, Sara Bareilles, Destiny’s Child, Robyn, Taylor Swift, Kander & Ebb, Patsy Cline, and of course a little Broadway thrown in the mix.
- When the Dykes Went Marching In
Tue., June 20, 7-9 p.m.
"When The Dykes Went Marching In: A Celebration of 1990s Lesbian Activism" will offer a multigenerational conversation about 1990s lesbian activism and the legacy and lessons of that decade for political resistance today.
- ARAB LOVE: AFMI's Inaugural Pride Screening
Thu., June 22 6 -8 p.m.
The Arab Film and Media Institute is thrilled and PROUD to announce its first ever Pride month screening, hosted at the newly renovated San Francisco LGBT Center on June 22nd!
- Pride NightLife
Thu., June 22 6 -10 p.m.
Get into the groove for this celebration of equality, self-expression, and San Francisco Pride.
- 2017 Trevor Runway: #YouAreLove - Benefitting the Trevor Project
Thu., June 22 7 -10 p.m.
Hosted by the Trevor Project San Francisco Ambassador Council. Guests and MC to be announced in a few weeks! We got lots of surprises for you! Kick off your San Francisco Pride weekend with an evening of empowerment and affirmation, recognizing 19 years of life-saving service with The Trevor Project.
- Trans March - SF Pride
Fri., June 23, 3 - 6 p.m.
Come be part of one of the largest Trans events in the country! Join other trans families - including trans parents and caregivers and their families, and gender-expansive kids and their families at the family zone from 3pm - 6pm, and/or march at 6pm.
- Symphony LGBT Night + After Party
Fri., June 23, 8 - 11 p.m.
Come celebrate #SFPride at the Symphony on Friday, June 23. With the dazzling, visually-driven Music for a Modern Age concert combined with a special after party in the Wattis room (free to all ticketholders), it's the perfect way to start your weekend and celebrate the cultural richness that makes our City great.
- 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.
- POUND PUPPY PRIDE SF
Fri., June 23, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
ITS THE SUMMER OF PUPPY LOVE. Take pride in yourself this year by getting your ass out and about in this beautiful city we call home. We are bringing you a smorgesboard of slutty globe trottin hotties to fill your plate. This year the golden gate opens its legs to the dirty south, as we invite NOLA's nastiest!
- 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.
- Electroluxx: Mass Pride Party! SF Pride Friday Night
Fri., June 23 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Electroluxx Pride Party! We will be taking over Public Works entire venue to throw a wild, art filled bash! Main Stage + Loft Stage + Silent Disco + Gallery Show We'll be packing the house with our favorite local DJs, artists, and performers. It's going to be an experience you won't soon forget.
- 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.
- FourTwoNine & the Battery annual PRIDE party
Fri., June 23, 9 p.m.
Celebrate SF Pride with FourTwoNine magazine at the Battery. Featuring performances by CAZWELL and My Boyfriend with DJ Chris Bowen from Los Angeles and Portland's Chelsea Starr the Musto Bar gets transformed into the STUD for the evening
- UHAUL SF Pride Pride Weekend 2017
Fri., June 23 - Sun., June 26
WELCOME TO UHAUL SF'S PRIDE WEEKEND!⚑ ⚑ ⚑ Where do all the girls who love girls go to party on Pride Weekend in SF? The answer lies in what every lesbian brings on a second date: UHAUL. With the most luxurious, spacious venues, the cutest crowds, and the highest demand DJs in the queer community, there's no question about where you should plan to party come Pride Weekend
- REACH Pride T-Dance
Sat., June 24, 3 - 8 p.m.
Gear up, strip down, and celebrate our diverse community under the disco ball (and on the rooftop) at REACH, San Francisco Pride’s premier t-dance! DJ Casey Alva (Los Angeles) will be taking you on a high-energy journey of uplifting anthems, vocal house, and driving circuit beats! 100% of net proceeds to benefit the Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation.
- Locoya's Circus: 2017 Pride Edition
Sat. June 24, 3 p.m. - 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!
- Raunch Afterhours - After Hour Pride Power Weekend SF 2017
Sat., June 24 - Sun., June 26
Welcome to the City! Raunch Afterhours has your late night/early mornings covered during San Francisco Pride 2017! Raunch Afterhours has teamed up with the some of the biggest main events in San Francisco to become your final destination for the early mornings of the SF Pride Weekend!
- 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.
- Queerly Beloved 2017: Tender Forever
Sun., June 25, 3-9 p.m.
Queerly Beloved is a pride tradition where queerions travel from all over the galaxy to get to El Rio's sunny deck dance party and chill in the sun with cold drinks and fierce queer djs, bands, art, and performers all day long. We have lost count but we think this is the 9th annual.
- 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.
- Pride! at The Chapel
Sun., June 25, 8 P.M. - 2 a.m.
- 2017 LGBT Night Giants vs the Rockies
Mon., June 26, 7:15 p.m.
Sit with your fellow Gay San Francisco Giants fan page members Section VR314 is now SOLD OUT...but there are 16 tickets in VR 315 available Spring Training is almost here and Pride will be here before you know it... 97 tickets are now SOLD for the event (between the 2 sections).