5 San Francisco Pride Events Worth Visiting This Year

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This month, we’re all about celebrating Pride. If you’re ready to celebrate with us, make sure you head out to the following San Francisco Pride events and let your colors shine!


1. The San Francisco Pride Parade

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No list of San Francisco pride events would be complete without the iconic Pride Parade. First held in 1970 exactly 1 year after the iconic Stonewall Riots, the San Francisco Pride Parade has long served as one of the main celebrations of Pride in the US and abroad.


This year’s festival is named Generations of Strength and celebrates the efforts of past LGBTQ leaders and advocates who began paving the way for equality and awareness of LGBTQ issues. This year's festival will be held on June 23 and 24 and, as always, will feature hundreds of contingents and one huge celebration.


When: Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24


Where: The parade route runs along Market Street, from Embarcadero to Civic Center


More information: http://www.sfpride.org/


2. The Pink Triangle

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SF Bay Times


The Pink Triangle has long served as a symbol of LGBTQ pride across America. However, it was eventually dropped after it was linked to Nazi Germany where it was used by Nazi soldiers to identify sexual “deviants.”


Today, the annual Pink Triangle installation and commemoration ceremony still plays a key role in San Francisco’s Pride movement. This year, the installation will take place on Saturday, June 23 from 7 am - 10 am, followed by the commemoration ceremony at 10:30 am.


The Pink Triangle serves as a major commemoration of gay victims of the Holocaust. To pay your respects and find out more about this iconic ceremony, make sure to follow the link below.


When: Saturday, June 23


Where: Twin Peaks, 501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA


More information: http://www.thepinktriangle.com/


3. Under The Rotunda

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SF Pride


When it comes to San Francisco Pride events, this is one you won't want to miss. Under The Rotunda is SF Pride’s official after party. It takes place after the Pride Parade and is set to feature live music, a hosted bar, appetizers, and plenty of entertainment. Note that this event is known to sell out, so grab your tickets quickly to avoid missing out.


Some of the acts at this year’s installment of Under The Rotunda include:


- Three rooms of live entertainment and music.

- A presentation of the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress by the Dutch Consulate of San Francisco.

- Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.

- Music by Taina Asili, Olga T, Siobahn Aluvalot, and Femme Deadly Venoms.

- Delicious hors-d'oeuvres.

- A hosted bar serving up the best refreshments.

- Catering by Whole Foods.


When: 2 pm - 5 pm, Sunday, June 24


Where: San Francisco City Hall, Van Ness Avenue Entrance


More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-pride-18-under-the-rotunda-official-vip-party-tickets-44573549687


4. High Tide Pride Boat Party

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SF Station


San Francisco Pride events come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and this one is the perfect way to party this Pride month. Make sure to get your tickets to the High Tide Pride party organized on one of Hornblower’s premier party boats.


The night will be complete with music by San Fran’s very own Honey Soundsystem, LE1F, and Saturn Rising. Plus, the entire night will be commandeered by Deep Eddy Vodka, meaning you’ll have more than enough opportunities to dance the night away.


The party will also feature Gay Beach, an awesome collaboration beer made by DoTheGay and Local Brewing made especially for pride month 2018. Each ticket also includes a complimentary wine tasting from Day Owl Rosé. Need we say more?


When: Thursday, June 21


Where: Hornblower Cruises and Events, Pier 3, Hornblower Landing, San Francisco, CA


More information: http://gay.dothebay.com/high-tide-pride-sf


5. Frameline Film Festival

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Frameline Film Festival


If you’re a movie buff, then this is one San Francisco Pride event you won’t want to miss. Founded in 1997, Frameline is the US’ first and oldest LGBTQ film festival. The festival runs all through June at The Castro Theatre, with various screenings throughout the month.


Some of this year’s highlights include;


- When The Beat Drops, a documentary about ‘bucking’, a type of dance culture popular with the Southern black LGBTQ community. The film documents the dance’s transition from an underground subculture to a fierce competitive dance performed at large venues and competitions.


- Hard Paint, the story of Pedro, who spends his days smearing paint over his naked body for webcam sex shows. Pedro suddenly discovers that somebody is copying his style, only to be lead down a trail of more mysterious surprises.


When: Various dates. Opening night is Thursday, June 14th.


Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA


More info: https://www.frameline.org/festival


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