With so many fun Pride celebrations clustered at the end of June,
it’s great that San Diego LGBT Pride – one of the nation’s most vibrant,
colorful, and friendliest such events – is scheduled for mid-July. It’s
also a great place to beat the heat! While most of the country is
steaming in summer’s intolerable temperature and humidity, San Diego is
relatively cool, especially in the evening, much to the surprise of many
This year’s theme for the 38th annual celebration is “America’s
Pride” and also honors the 40th anniversary of Stonewall with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally to be held on Friday, July 20. Check below for main highlights of the 2012 San Diego LGBT Pride event.
San Diego LGBT Pride Festival
6th Ave and Laurel St
San Diego, CA 92103
Saturday, Noon – 10 PM
Sunday, 11 AM – 8 PM
One day ticket $20
Two day ticket $30
Buy tickets online here.
Parking lots in Balboa Park are free, but
fill up fast during Pride weekend. A free shuttle is offered to the
parade and festival when parking at the Old Naval Hospital parking lot.
Pickup/drop off at 6th Ave. and Juniper St.
San Diego LGBT Pride sure knows how
to throw a party! Once again there will be three entertainment stages
packed with amazing talent. Gay favorite and iconic comedian Sandra Bernhard headlines Saturday, along with Randy Report favorite and Billboard dance chart artist Matt Zarley, and UK pop diva Natasha Bedingfield
on Sunday. Other notable performers Erika Jayne, Frankie Negron,
Wynter Gordon and Chris Cox. Festival amenities this year include a
Farmers Market, hiNrg dance floor, Beer Gardens, Wine Grotto, Cool Zone
for those 55+, Leather Realm, Interfaith Pavilion, Art of Pride (LGBT
local artists), Youth Zone, Children’s Garden, and over 300 vendors. Click here or click the banner below for the entire weekend line-up.