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50+ Ways to celebrate Pride in the Bay Area

SAN MATEO – Pride month is finally here, and there are countless ways to celebrate here in the Bay Area. There are parades and festivals, of course, but also dance parties, movie nights, drag shows, bar crawls and more. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or a wild night on the town, there’s something for everyone. Here are 50 possibilities.

Sonoma County Pride: June 3-5, Old Courthouse Square, 600-636 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. The 35rd annual Sonoma County Pride celebration includes a morning parade through downtown, as well as a daytime festival in Courthouse Square, with entertainment, booths and activities. Free.

Castro Theatre’s 100th Birthday: June 3-12, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco. Celebrate the Castro Theatre’s 100th birthday with 11 days of film screenings from each decade of the Castro’s history and a “Happy Birthday” special event on June 22 with movies filmed in San Francisco. Prices vary.

Proud of My Family: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 4, Children’s Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Celebrate Pride at the Children’s Discovery Museum, where visitors will enjoy activities designed to celebrate all types of families, especially LGBTQ+ parents, relatives and friends. $15.

Out In Tech Pride Rooftop Social: 1 to 5 p.m. June 4, OASIS, 298 11th St., San Francisco. Kick off Pride on the rooftop and socialize and network with other local LGBTQ+ folks working in tech. Free. Eventbrite:

Introduction to Queer Tango: 2 to 5 p.m. June 4, Berkeley Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley. Celebrate Pride with this introductory tango class followed by a one-hour práctica to practice what you’ve learned and socialize with dancers from the queer community. $45-60. All Events:

The Cookout – An exclusively Black, queer and trans party: 3 to 8 p.m. June 4,1035 7th St., Oakland. Join this curated congregation centered around Black, queer and trans joy. This party is hosted by Yxnibrmp with sounds by Micahtron, KKINGBOO, Fela Kutchii and more. $10-15. Eventbrite:

Queer Trans Asian Pride – Community Gathering: 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 4, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland. Join the QTAPI (Queer Trans API) Coalition for an evening of food, drinks, films and performances by Asian queer trans artists. Free.

Pride Wine Fest at The Academy: 6 to 9 p.m. June 4, The Academy SF, 2166 Market St., San Francisco. Join the second annual Pride festivities featuring outstanding LGBTQ+ vintners and wine paired with culinary delights from Classic Culinaire. $85-125.

Pride at Filoli: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 and 5, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. Celebrate with a weekend of joyful creative expressions and experiences including live performances, dancing and food. Free with Filoli admission.

2022 Trek Pride Ride: 9 a.m. June 5, Trek Bicycle, San Francisco Cow Hollow, 3001 Steiner St., Alamo. Bring your family, neighbors, coworkers and friends to this casual, no-drop Pride ride. Snacks, drinks and free swag provided. Free. Eventbrite:

Pacifica Pride Parade: 11 a.m. June 5, Pacifica Community Center, 540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. Pacifica presents its first-ever Pride celebration with flags raised across town and speakers at the community center, followed by a parade including Dykes on Bikes, a CoastPride float, community groups, hot rods and classic cars. Free.

Wigs and Waffles Drag Brunch: 11:30 a.m. June 5, 630 Steakhouse, 288 Golf Course Drive W., Rohnert Park. Sonoma County Pride invites you to a drag brunch hosted by Juanita More, who has blitzed San Francisco with high glamor, drag irreverence, and danceable beats for almost three decades. $85. Eventbrite:

Head West Pride at the SF Ferry Building: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 5, One Ferry Building, San Francisco. Join the Pride kick-off with festivities that include  live performances by local drag performers and musicians, accompanied by food and drinks. Free. Facebook Events:

Pride Day at the San Mateo County Fair: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 5, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. Celebrate unity at the third annual Family Pride Day at the County Fair. Activities include a flag raising ceremony, a freedom march, a dance off and live shows from Bay Area drag performers and musicians. Free. SF Peninsula:

Pink Pool Party: 1 to 6 p.m. June 5, Graton Resort and Casino, 288 Golf Course Drive W., Rohnert Park. Join Sonoma County Pride’s Premier LGBTQI+ Pool Party, hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Rock M. Sakura. Starting at $35. Eventbrite:

The Deep End! Santa Cruz’s Premier Pride Pool Party: 2 to 7 p.m. June 5, Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, 611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. Get stoked and soaked at this Pride pool party complete with a lineup of DJs and drag performers. $40. Eventbrite:

Freak Chic Pride Gala: 5 to 11 p.m. June 5, OASIS, 298 11th St., San Francisco. Get Pride started right with this freaky fun night of community, spectacle, performance and style. Activities include a fashion bazaar, a pop-up drag closet, a runway show and a dance party. $15-100. Eventbrite:

Play Something Sweet and Light and Gay: 6 p.m. June 8, Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post St., San Francisco. Come celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with this musical author event where local writers speak about the use of music in their books. Free. Eventbrite:

The Business of Pride: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 9, Four Seasons Hotel, 222 Sansome St., San Francisco. This awards ceremony and cocktail celebration honors the leaders paving the way for LGBTQ equality in the workplace. $300. Biz Journals:

After Dark – Pride – Unheard Stories: 6 to 10 p.m. June 9, Exploratorium, Pier 15 Embarcadero, Green St., San Francisco. Celebrate LGBTQ+ heritage and culture by coming together to share unheard stories, past and present, of LGBTQ+ identities, histories, resilience and achievements. $20.

Celebrating Pride – ‘As She Appears’: 7 p.m. June 9, 1727 Haight St., San Francisco. Booksmith will host local luminary Shelley Wong for a celebration of Pride complete with readings from her debut full-length poetry collection, “As She Appears.” Free. Passage:

‘Romeo and Juliet’: 7 p.m. June 9-13, 1320 Willow St., San Jose. William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers — in the form of two female protagonists — arrive in San José to kick off Pride. Free:

OutWatch Pride Film Series: 7 p.m. Every third Thursday June 9-July 21, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. Rialto Cinemas partners with Sonoma County Pride for a series of queer film screenings including “Poppy Field,” “Mama Bear” and “Framing Agnes.” $10-12.

Queer Movie Night – ‘Pariah’: 7 p.m. June 10, Manny’s, 3092 16th St., San Francisco. Celebrate Pride in one of the coziest spaces on Valencia with a screening of “Pariah,” the story of a 17-year-old Black teenager embracing her identity as a lesbian. Free. Eventbrite:

Long Live the Queens: 7:30 p.m. June 10, W San Francisco,181 3rd St., San Francisco. Live it up with a show-stopping drag performance complete with cocktails and seasonal bites. Get in the mix with sounds by DJ Works and photo-ops with the Queens after the show. $15. Eventbrite:

Passionflower Duo – In Bloom, A Pride Program: 8 p.m. June 10, Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento St., San Francisco. Passionflower Duo perform a collection of songs by composers and authors from the 19th and 20th centuries celebrating the countless contributions to song forms by queer artists. $25.

Queer Afro Latin Dance Festival: June 10-11, Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose. Celebrate Pride with two full days of dance workshops, a Bachata performance challenge, a pool party and social dancing. $25-225. Eventbrite:

Queer Women of Color Film Festival: June 10-12, Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave., San Francisco. Experience the power of art and justice as 35 new films are premiered over the course of three days. Free.

Summer Garden Pride Party: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11, Chandon, 1 California Drive, Yountville. Toast to the many contributions of the LGBTQ+ community with a day of puppy cuddling, lawn games, a photo booth, an art exhibition, flower crown making and live music. $55-65. Visit Napa Valley:

San Mateo County Pride: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11, San Mateo Central Park. Celebrate 10 years of Pride on the peninsula with live entertainment, resource and vendor booths, family-friendly fun and more. This is a sober event. Free.

Pride Pour: 4 p.m. June 11, Sonoma, Napa. This new premier Pride-themed wine tasting unfolds at more than 30 Sonoma and Napa County wineries, complete with hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. $175 and up.

Pride Concert: 8 to 10 p.m. June 11, San Francisco Conservatory, 50 Oak St., San Francisco. Join the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony for a Pride concert featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Alisa Rose and Adolphus Hailstork. $10-35.

Pride in the Park: 12 to 5 p.m. June 12, Andrews Park, E. Monte Vista Avenue, Vacaville. Come celebrate Pride with drag queens, live music, DJ Renee Ortiz, crafts, community resources, vendors and food trucks. Free admission. Facebook Events:

LOL – Love Out Loud Pride Edition: 12 to 8 p.m. June 12, 7th West, 1255 Seventh St., Oakland. Love Out Loud is Disco Donutz’ newest evolution of its Sunday Funday Daytime Dance Party. Expect all of the normal Disco Donutz shenanigans, just gayer! Free. Pink Spots: /

Celebrate Pride at McEvoy Ranch: 1 to 4 p.m. June 12, 5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma. Join us at our Ranch Milk Barn for live music, olive oil tastings, wine and LGBTQ+ storytelling. $35. Sonoma County Pride:

LGBTQ+ 360 SF Pride Cruise Party: 7 p.m. June 12, Pier 40, 89 Knight St., San Francisco. Come celebrate Pride and enjoy breathtaking sunset views on this fun and safe sunset cruise through San Francisco. $60. Eventbrite:

Queer History Conference: 5 p.m. June 12 and 7:30 p.m. June 15, San Francisco State University,1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco. Join historians and educators as  they share, discuss and debate the newest developments in the histories of same-sex sexuality, trans identity and gender non-conformity. $30-100. Eventbrite:

Drag Me to the St. Francis: 8:30 p.m. June 16, 335 Powell St., San Francisco. Eight legendary queens, many from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and San Francisco’s very own local icon Heklina, will showcase their stellar singing, lip syncing, and fierce dancing skills as they work the runway at this extravagant drag show. $45-125. Eventbrite:

Frameline International LGBT Film Festival: June 16-26, San Francisco. Celebrate Pride with the largest, longest running and most widely recognized LGBT film festival in the world. Prices vary.

Swish – A Pride Concert by SVGMC: 8 p.m. June 17-18, Get wet and wild with Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus when they present their water-themed PRIDE concert, Swish! $20-30.

Pride Pop-Up: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 18, 100 Sonoma Creek Way, American Canyon. This celebration of LGBTQ inclusivity and community includes live music, art displays,  resource booths, park games, food and raffle prizes. Free admission. Explore American Canyon:

The Pride + Purpose Beer Festival: 12 to 6 p.m. June 18, East Brother Beer Company, 1001 Canal Blvd., Richmond. The festival will include a Pride + Purpose panel discussion, as well as a showcase of more than 50 different beers, at least half of them lagers from Northern California breweries. $20-60. Eventbrite:

Coast Pride: 2 to 6 p.m. June 18, 785 Main St., Half Moon Bay. The theme for this wonderful visibility gathering for LGBTQ+ and allies is Cool World, a celebration of ‘80s music accompanied by food trucks and a parade celebration. Free. Pink Spots:

Pride Bar Crawl: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. June 18, Mac’s Club, 39 Post St., San Jose. Join your fellow LGBTQIA+ community for the proudest bar crawl of the year. $20. Eventbrite:

Pride Night at the Opera: 7:30 p.m. June 18, 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Join this gathering at the San Francisco Opera House for a performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” followed by a Pride after-party complete with drinks, dancing and jubilation. Prices vary.

Resonance Drag Queen and Kings Showcase: 9:30 p.m. June 18, Epicenter, 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa. Celebrate Pride with a night of drag shows, bowling, axe throwing, queeraoke, dancing and a Lady Gaga ticket raffle. $10. Sonoma County Pride:

It’s Pride Day at California’s Great America: June 18, 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. This is a day-long celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community complete with music, food, vendors, art installations, drag performances, contests and, of course, theme park fun. This event is for all ages during the day, with a 21+ after‑hours party in the evening. Prices vary.

Breaking Bread – Pride Opening Reception Dinner: 6 to 10 p.m. June 22, 3320 Grand Ave., Oakland. Oakland Black Pride invites you to a six-course tasting menu dinner prepared by Chef Zeus of Eat Good with Zeus and Noir Chef Collective. Find ticket information at

San Francisco Trans March: 3 to 7 p.m. June 24, Mission Dolores Park, San Francisco. Join San Francisco’s largest transgender Pride event and one of the largest trans events in the world, featuring a stage in the park with live entertainment from 3 to 6 p.m., followed by a march downtown and a 21+ afterparty at El Rio. Free.

Queer Pub Crawl: 6 p.m. June 24, 468 25th St., Oakland. Oakland Black Pride leads this crawl to some of Oak Town’s queer-friendly bars and restaurants, with drink and food specials on the menu at each stop. Free.

Electroluxx Pride Party: 9:30 p.m. June 24, The Midway, 900 Marin St., San Francisco. Celebrate Pride with a showcase of art, music and performance across multiple dance rooms and experience spaces. $40-50. The Midway:

Clayton Pride Parade: 10 a.m. June 25, The Grove, 6100 Main St., Clayton. Join Clayton‘s first-ever Pride parade. Everyone is welcome to march, volunteer, donate or participate in any other way that you see fit. Free.

San Francisco Pride — ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’: June 25-26, San Francisco. Join the 52nd annual Pride celebration and follow along as marchers parade along Market Street toward City Hall, where a huge gathering of vendors and performers will welcome parade-goers to the plaza celebration. The event is free. Grandstand tickets can be purchased at

Everyone Loves a Corgi – Beach Pride Picnic: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25, Crissy Field South Beach, San Francisco. Pack a beach blanket and snack for you and your corgs and join the fun on the beach for a Pride celebration and corgi meetup. Free.

Gary Virginia & Donna Sachet’s Pride Brunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25, Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., San Francisco. This brunch celebrates all things Pride, with all proceeds going towards services that help San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations struggling with HIV-AIDS, substance use and mental health issues. $150. PRC:

Mr. QUEEN San Francisco Gay Pride: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 25, 620 Jones St., San Francisco. Celebrate your diversity at this new outdoor, daytime Pride event, complete with drinks, dancing, a special food menu and Go-Go gods and goddesses. $45-70. Noise Pop:

Polyglamorous –  Pride Block Party: 1 p.m. June 25 to 2 a.m. June 26, The Great Northern, 119 Utah St., San Francisco. Join this queerific block party featuring five stages packed with local and national talent and a sick mix of DJs, live performances, art and food trucks. $35-110. Eventbrite:

SF Pride Pub Crawl: 2 to 8 p.m. June 25, The Market Bar, 1355 Market St., San Francisco. Rendezvous at The Market Bar for food, drinks and intros before heading for Civic Center to partake in Pride activities. Afterward, explore the best bars around the neighborhood. $10-25.

Windsor Pride Festival: 2 to 9 p.m. June 25, Windsor Town Green, 701 McClelland Drive, Windsor. Celebrate Pride at Windsor’s first-ever Pride event on the Town Green complete with music, food, family-friendly games and colorful surprises. Free. Ronnie’s Awesome List:

San Francisco Dyke March: 5 p.m. June 25, Dolores and 18th Streets, San Francisco. Join the 30th annual Dyke March at Dolores Park, followed by a rally. All lesbians are welcome to march or sign up to volunteer. Free.

The Black Pride Party: 9 p.m. June 25, 1035 Seventh St., Oakland. Oakland Black Pride presents its official Saturday Pride Party featuring body-painted muses and exotic aerial dancers. $30.

Afterglow – Pink Saturday Blacklight Discotheque: 10 p.m. June 25, Space 550, 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco. Grab your neon hues and head out for a night of fluorescent splendor complete with dancing, a cuddle tent, an LED circus and a show featuring “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Raja Gemini. $25-150. Eventbrite:

The Journey – Afterhours Pride Party: 3:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. June 26, 715 Harrison St., San Francisco. Celebrate Pride by partying through the morning at this massive City Nights venue.  $50-70. See Tickets:

Juanita MORE!’s Pride Party: 12-7 p.m. June 26, 620 Jones St., San Francisco. Join this iconic drag queen for her annual, nonprofit Pride party. $60.

Black Masq – The MasQueerade Gala: 9 p.m. June 26, 1736 Franklin St., Oakland. Oakland Black Pride presents a night of sophisticated dress, mysterious masks and striking performances during this evening of splendor and intrigue. $50-100.

Ascend – Down the Rabbit Hole: 10:30 p.m. June 26, DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., San Francisco. Evan J. Sun and Cecil Russell are joining forces once again to bring you on an amazing musical journey at this annual San Francisco Pride closing event. $40-75.

During COVID, the San Mateo Event Center was unable to host most events but instead played a vital role in protecting our health care workers and most vulnerable populations by serving as a COVID-19 testing site, operations hub, and supply center, 250-bed temporary overflow hospital, and vaccine distribution center for the San Francisco Bay Area. To date, the Event Center has administered 250,000 COVID-19 tests and vaccinated more than 90,000 individuals.

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