From the silver screen to the ballpark, to the heart of the city, San Francisco celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month throughout June, culminating in its world-famous San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade.
“Generations of Strength” is the theme for this year’s San Francisco Pride celebration – the 48th – and participants will see the signs of that heritage over a weekend of festivities starting Saturday, June 23.
Earlier in the month, filmmakers offered their perspectives at the LGBTQ Film Festival, and the Giants will welcome the community at a Padres game. And right here in the Bayview neighborhood, you can sign up to join the parade alongside a Bayview community float.
Here’s a run-down of just a few of the many events going on during Pride Month!
Venues: Most films will be screened at the Castro Theatre, with others at the Roxie Theater and Victoria Theatre.
Cost: Prices start at $14 for the general public, with a range of other options too. Buy tickets here!
This world-class film festival – with a list of superlatives including biggest, longest-running, and most widely known – is out to change the world. Founded in 1977, the festival attracts over 60,000 people a year as the Bay Area’s premier LGBTQ+ arts program. The drawing card is a vast array of provocative, socially relevant and entertaining cinematic breakthroughs.
June 21, 7:15 p.m. | AT&T Park
Cost: Enjoy big perks with a special-event ticket package.
The Giants take on the Padres in this PG&E-sponsored game partnering with Team SF, the Federation of Gay Games, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, San Francisco Pride, and Horizons Foundation. The team invites members of the LGBT community, family, friends and organizations to come and show their pride at the ballpark. Premium tickets include the LGBT Night pre-game party, 5-7 p.m., and a limited-edition SF Pride Expandable Backpack. Partial proceeds will benefit local LGBT nonprofits.
June 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Market Street
Host: D10 Pride
Everyone’s welcome to join in and support the neighborhood in the Pride Parade 2018, by marching alongside the official float for District 10 representing Bayview, Dogpatch, Potrero, and Visitacion Valley. D10 Pride is looking for performers, families, friends – anyone who wants to celebrate the diversity, heart and spirit of the city’s southeastern neighborhoods. The D10 Pride Float will reinforce the vibe with its salute to days gone by and those yet to come. Here’s how to participate.
Celebration: Saturday, June 23, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Civic Center Plaza
Cost: Free, but $1-$5 donations suggested
Parade: Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. | Market Street, from Embarcadero to Civic Center
Cost: Registration and Event Tickets, details here!
With 270 parade groups, over 200 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and other venues run by community groups, the city comes alive with this commemoration of diversity, freedom and “Generations of Strength.” The festivities begin on Saturday in Civic Center Plaza, and the parade launches at Beale Street and proceeds along Market. The mission of nonprofit organizer SF Pride is to educate, commemorate LGBT heritage, celebrate LGBT culture, and to liberate.