14 Pride events in San Diego, California 🏳️‍🌈

San Diego Pride

Local Pride celebrations kick off Sat., July 9. The Parade is on Sat., July 16. | Photo via San Diego Pride

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San Diego Pride’s annual celebration of local LGBTQ+ art, culture, and resources kicks off this Saturday with She Fest at the Hillcrest Pride Flag.

After that, the next 10 days will be filled with community events (including the iconic San Diego Pride Parade) that unite the community — fostering equality + respect for all. We’ve got your San Diego Pride 2022 highlights. 🌈

San Diego Pride

The annual Pride Festival goes down on Sat., July 16 + Sun., July 17. | Photo via San Diego Pride

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  • She Fest | Sat., July 9 |12-6 p.m. | Hillcrest Pride Flag | Free | Build connections and celebrate the talents + contributions of women in the LGBTQ+ and larger San Diego communities.
  • Pride LGTBQ+ Business Mixer | Mon., July 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Gossip Grill, 1220 University Ave. | Free | The San Diego Equality Business Association hosts this opportunity to network + mingle over light bites and drinks.
  • Light Up the Cathedral | Wed., July 13 | 7-9 p.m. | St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave. | Free | Join LGBTQ+ Faith Leaders and Dean Penny Bridges to celebrate the community’s resilience; after the service, the cathedral will light up in rainbow colors.

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    She Fest kicks off the Pride celebrations in San Diego on Sat., July 9 | Photo via San Diego Pride

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  • Pride of Hillcrest Block Party | Thurs., July 14 + Fri., July 15 | 4-11 p.m. | Pride Plaza, 1500 University Ave. | $40+ | The official kickoff to San Diego Pride, complete with drag shows + a massive dance party.
  • Strike a Pose: Pride Yoga | Thurs., July 14 | 6:30-9 p.m. | The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park | Free | RSVP ahead of time to snag your spot to this waterfront yoga class followed by a dance party “shell-ebrating” Pride.
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The Pride Parade takes over the streets of Hillcrest in uptown San Diego. | Photo via San Diego Pride

  • Spirit of Stonewall Rally | Fri., July 15 | 6-7 p.m. | Hillcrest Pride Flag | Free | The annual San Diego Pride ceremony honors leaders who have worked over the decades to preserve the gains of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Pride Weekend Kickoff BBQ | Fri., July 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Ave. | Free | A celebration of Pride that includes free food, affirmations, singings + the breaking of rainbow-colored communion bread.
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A past Pride Parade in the heart of Hillcrest. | Photo via San Diego Pride

  • UNITE! Music Festival: San Diego Pride | Fri., July 15 | 10 p.m.-4 a.m. | Spin Nightclub, 2028 Hancock St. | $39+ | The first round of this weekend-long fest features sets from two DJs: Blacklow + J Warren. 🎧
  • Pride 5K Walk + Run | Sat., July 16 | 8 a.m. | Startline: 3909 Centre St. at University Avenue in Hillcrest | $49 | Lace up your running shoes + kick off San Diego Pride weekend
  • San Diego Pride Parade | Sat., July 16 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Hillcrest Pride Flag | Free | The procession through the heart of Hillcrest runs along Normal Street, west on University Avenue, south on Sixth Avenue, Balboa Drive + ends at Laurel Street — right at the entrance to the Pride Festival.
  • San Diego Pride Festival | Sat., July 16 + Sun., July 17 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Balboa Park | $26+ | Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with dancing and live entertainment.
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San Diego’s big Pride weekend is on July 16-July 17. | Photo via San Diego Pride

  • UNITE! Music Festival: San Diego Pride | Sat., July 16 | 10 p.m.-8 a.m. | Spin Nightclub, 2028 Hancock St. | $99+ | This all-night fest features five DJs spinning sets at different hours: Autumn Leilani, Andrew Bayer, Sharon O’Love, Pagano, Jinx Mirage. 🎧
  • UNITED We Groove Sunset Harbor Cruise | Sun., July 17 | 4-10 p.m. | The Inspiration Hornblower | $109+ | Cruise around San Diego Bay to the sounds of six progressive, trance, and house DJs across the Sky + Mid decks. 🎧
  • Lestinas en Español | Tues., July 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Center in Hillcrest, 3909 Centre St. | A support group, in Spanish, for women who identify as lesbian or bisexual. 💜
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