The San Francisco Pride Celebration has been said to be â€œone of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage.â€ This grand event happens on June 29th and 30th, 2013, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at the foot of San Franciscoâ€™s historic City Hall where Harvey Milk once stood and addressed Pride-goers more than 30 years ago. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. The Celebration at Civic Center is host to the Main Stage which has showcased such incredible acts as Lady Gaga, the Backstreet Boys, Solange Knowles, the Cliks, Margaret Cho, Kat DeLuna, Inaya Day, Crystal Waters and Big Freedia, among others.
This yearâ€™s event theme is â€œEmbrace, Encourage, Empowerâ€ as selected by Prideâ€™s Membership at the Annual General Meeting on September 9, 2012. San Francisco Pride is committed to maintaining an event that is accessible to people of all economic backgrounds, so attendance is free. Donations are encouraged, so take a stand for Pride by donating as generously as you can at the event gates. Pride requests a minimum donation of $5 to provide crucial support to this important community event.
Saturday, June 29th from Noon to 6:00 PM PST in San Franciscoâ€™s Civic Center*
Sunday, June 30th from 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM PST, SF Civic Center*
Between Van Ness Avenue and Leavenworth Street, Turk and Hayes Streets
Free to the public, donations appreciated.
For more information go to www.sfpride.org/
*Times and map are subject to change.