Family Pride Day at the County Fair

Sunday, June 6, 2021

11am - 10pm

The San Mateo County Fair has designated Sunday, June 6 as Family PRIDE Day. In conjunction with Pride Month, the Fair is committed to celebrating the LGBTQIA community, allies and family members.

Pride flags will be displayed throughout the fairgrounds. The Fair will fly Pride flags in accordance with the County Visibility Project. Information about the County of San Mateo LGBTQ Commission project can be found here. LGBTQIA and allied entertainers will perform on the Community Stage.

The special day will culminate with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring Queen Nation, a tribute to the music of Queen.

Anyone wanting to participate on the community stage on Pride Day should sign up with the application below.

AIDS Memorial Quilt

This year, the San Mateo County Fair is proud to display panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Each panel is an impressive12 feet by 12 feet. This will be one of the first displays of the AIDS quilt in Northern California in over a year.

On October 11, 1987, the Quilt was displayed for the first time on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It covered a space larger than a football field and included 1,920 panels. Today, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is an epic 54-ton tapestry that includes more than 48,000 panels dedicated to more than 100,000 individuals. It is the premiere symbol of the AIDS pandemic, a living memorial to a generation lost to AIDS and an important HIV prevention education tool. With hundreds of thousands of people contributing their talents to making the memorial panels, the Quilt is considered the largest community arts project in history.

Learn more at aidsmemorial.org

AIDS Memorial Quilt