The Guide to San Francisco Pride | San Francisco Travel
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San Francisco Pride is one of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the country.

The Guide to
San Francisco Pride

In the city that practically invented gay, we're excited to get back to the fun of celebrating San Francisco Pride.

When it comes to Pride celebrations, nobody does it quite like San Francisco—and in 2023, Pride is back and better than ever. For its 53rd year, under the banner of "Looking Back and Moving Forward" this year's Pride celebration will reflect on the lessons and triumphs of the past, while also focusing on contemporary social justice leaders.

Come be yourself in our 49 square miles to experience the loud, raucous, irreverent, and true celebration of love, equality, and expression. San Francisco will be decked out in rainbow-colored hues from head to toe.

Bookmark this page, as more events are still being announced.

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Celebrate queer cinema with Frameline’s 47th season, June 16-24. The beloved film festival hosts documentaries, feature films, conversations with film stars, and everything in between. Best of all, you can catch streaming encores of these special selections in the comfort of your home!

26th Anniversary National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)

This annual multidisciplinary festival is the largest queer arts festival in North America and is held throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This year’s NQAF will feature in-person and virtual events under the theme “Murmurations of Queer Power,” which celebrates the convergence of a swarm of queerness and the power of coming together in service of liberation. Learn more.

Drag Me Downtown

Mark your calendars for Drag Me Downtown, a series of fierce pop-up drag shows each Thursday in June, from 5 to 7 p.m. Featuring new performers at a new venue each week, this sequin-studded series will help support our favorite local businesses while also serving as a fabulous reminder that all are welcome in downtown San Francisco! Drag Me Downtown is free to attend; however, pre-registered attendees are guaranteed a Drag Me Downtown fan and rainbow feather boa. All pre-registration proceeds benefit Trans Thrive, a trans-centric nonprofit which aims to create safe spaces, events and services for the entire trans/GNC community.

Thursday, June 16 through July 4

Fleurs de Villes PRIDE

Experience the U.S. premiere of "Fleurs de Villes PRIDE,"  a fresh floral celebration of joy and inclusivity at The San Francisco Mint, created by some of San Francisco’s favorite florists. This showcase features a series of floral mannequins inspired by San Francisco’s LGBTQIA+ icons and trailblazers, including drag legend Heklina, visionary activist Harvey Milk and “Queen of Disco” Sylvester to name but a few. Buy tickets.

Friday, June 17 through July 1

Pink Triangle

In a reclamation of the symbol once used to shame the gay community, San Francisco illuminates a massive pink triangle atop Twin Peaks each year. The tradition began in 1996 and has served as a reminder of both a painful past and a hopeful future ever since. You can catch this nightly beacon of love, hope, and resilience each night through Pride. Learn more

Saturday, June 24

Civic Center Celebration

From noon to 6 p.m., the public plaza in front of City Hall will be Pride central! More than 20 community stages—including the Urban Global Village Stage, the API LGBT Stage, Homo Hip-Hop, and Soul of Pride—will offer visitors incredible live performances. Don't worry if you miss a show; most groups will be back the next day.

Sunday, June 25

San Francisco Pride Parade

With participants representing every color of the rainbow flag and tens of thousands of spectators lining the route, San Francisco's Pride Parade is like no other. From downtown, marchers will work their way west along Market Street toward City Hall, where a huge gathering of vendors and performers will encircle the plaza and welcome parade-goers to the celebration.

This year's Grand Marshals include: performer and activist Honey Mahogany, author and activist Paul Aguilar, executive director Laura Lala-Chávez, counselor and healthcare advocate Breonna McCree, physician and LGBT rights activist Dr. Nasser Mohamed and Drag Story Hour, Bay Area Chapter. Grandstand tickets are already on sale.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride Party

It wouldn’t be Pride without Juanita MORE!’s famous party! The esteemed drag queen hosts her annual shindig benefiting The Q Foundation at 620 Jones. Advance tickets are available for $60 (cash only). Learn more

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Tyler Cohn

Tyler is the Sr. Manager of Global Content & Communications at San Francisco Travel. He has lived in San Francisco since 2015 and has been part of the San Francisco Travel team for just as long. He enjoys splashy production numbers and outdoor sporting events equally, which means you can usually find him at one of San Francisco’s many great theaters or at Oracle Park, cheering on the Giants. 

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