San Francisco Pride Guide
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San Francisco Pride Guide
All you need to know about SF's massive festival and parade | June 23-24
Oakland's LakeFest
Fairs & Festivals
Oakland's LakeFest
Brand new festival for 2018 with live music, DJs, samba dancing at Lake Merritt
SF's NOW Festival
Fairs & Festivals
SF's NOW Festival
Three days of fun like beach bonfires, boat races and giant bubbles | June 22-24

Saturday, June 23

Giant Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks: Set-Up & Ceremony | Pride 2018
Saturday, June 23 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend the ceremony, but an RSVP is requested to volunteer for the set-up
| Twin Peaks - Vista Overlook
Giant Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks: Set-Up & Ceremony | Pride 2018

Besides the outdoor marches and gatherings, one of Pride SF’s most public displays is the giant cloth pink triangle installed for the weekend at the top of Twin Peaks to remember gay victims of the Holocaust.
The pink triangle was used by the Nazis in concentration camps …

Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose
Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose

Lululemon Athletica invites you to free Summer Yoga sessions every Saturday morning now through September at Park Valencia across from Left Bank Brasserie. Bring your mat and enjoy a free, outdoor morning workout. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and class begins at 9 am.

Diablo Ballet: “Paws de Tutu” Dog Festival | Lafayette
Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: $10*
*Each admission receives a complimentary goodie bag
| Lafayette Reservoir
Diablo Ballet: "Paws de Tutu" Dog Festival | Lafayette

Come out for a dog-gone good time as Diablo Ballet presents the 3rd Annual PAWS de Tutu dog festival on Saturday, June 23rd, at the Lafayette Reservoir.
Benefiting Diablo Ballet’s PEEK (Performing Arts Education & Enrichment for Kids) Youth Outreach Program, this PAWsome day includes:

Demo – Oh …

2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay

Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival …

24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz

I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come). You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come). – Jan & Dean
Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the …

2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 for 1 day; $15 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under, free.
| Fifth & A (San Rafael)
2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael

Held annually in downtown San Rafael, California, the Italian Street Painting Festival showcases approximately 100 master street painters who turn the streets into an amazing gallery. View the world through the eyes of the Madonnari and enjoy this captivating ephemeral experience. 2018 Italian Street Painting Festival June 23-24, ...

2018 Kiteboarding Competition: Big Air, Freestyle & Poker Run | East Bay
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Riverview Park
2018 Kiteboarding Competition: Big Air, Freestyle & Poker Run | East Bay

Come witness the fourth annual Delta Board Meeting, June 23rd & 24th, 2018 in Pittsburg, California. Watch as kiteboarders compete in the disciplines of big air, freestyle, and an all new poker run in the Delta Waters to fight for the top spot. Don’t miss out on the action ...

Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway | Oakland
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dimond Park Recreation Center
Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway | Oakland

Celebrate Pride weekend at the Oakland’s Drag Queen and King Story Hour, with face painting, lawn games, craft and science projects, a book giveaway and more.
Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10 am to 1 pm
Dimond Park, 3860 …

Frankenstein’s Birthday Party & Opening Reception | SF
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hosfelt Gallery
Frankenstein's Birthday Party & Opening Reception | SF

This year, is the bicentennial of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein”; or, The Modern Prometheus. Why does a 200-year-old ghost story continue to feel so relevant? It’s important to remember that the Frankenstein of Hollywood and pop culture – Boris Karloff, The Munsters or Rocky ...

“SummerFest” at TreasureFest | Treasure Island
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
"SummerFest" at TreasureFest | Treasure Island

Join in to celebrate the start of the Summer at TreasureFest.
Brighten up your closets and living spaces with the latest trends in vintage apparel and home decor. This weekend they’ll feature a special roster of 400+ curated summertime vendors. Plus happy hour 2-for-1 summer cocktails from …

SF Dyke March & Rally 2018 | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
SF Dyke March & Rally 2018 | Dolores Park

Join  the rally at Dolores Park and then a march through Castro Street back to Dolores Park. Enjoy the speeches, camaraderie, and the music of our many talented artists who will perform on the day.
The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march …

2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda

Take to the waters to celebrate the annual Summer Sailstice featuring free sailboat rides, a Boat Building Contest, exhibits, seminars, live music and more.
Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sailing. Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, …

BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free. but an RSVP is requested.
| Murdock Park
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park

You’re invited to the Burner family reunion picnic and the last hoorah before they head for the desert at this South Bay and East Bay joint picnic on June 23, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
This is a get-together is for the entire community, and they’re …

2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament | First Day
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields
2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament | First Day

Come and witness the 2018 Battle of the Bay Lacrosse Tournament at the world class venue in the heart of San Francisco – walking distance to Ocean Beach in world famous Golden Gate Park. Perfect summer weather, there will be a vendor village for 2018, with ...

4th Annual Insanely Fun Nerf Gun Battle | American Canyon
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Community Center Gym
4th Annual Insanely Fun Nerf Gun Battle | American Canyon

The 4th annual Nerf Battle is bigger and better than ever.  They have teamed up with the Northern Bay Area Coalition of Nerf to bring you some insanely fun nerf games.
4th Annual Insanely Fun Nerf Gun Battle
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 11 am to 4 …

1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland | Lake Merritt
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boating Center
1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland | Lake Merritt

Join the 1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland, presented by a passionate and talented team of organizers who have a love for producing large, free, public events in the City of Oakland.
Many of the Oakland natives who grew up in Oakland, attended Oakland schools, and want …

“Sunset Mercantile” Open Air Market & Ice Cream Eating Contest | SF
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bank of the West (Portola)
"Sunset Mercantile" Open Air Market & Ice Cream Eating Contest | SF

Join for some “Fun in the Sun-Portola Style” as Sunset Mercantile pops up in the heart of The Garden District.
Sunset Mercantile
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm
Bank of the West at Burrows(Parking Lot), 2675 San Bruno Avenue, SF
FREE
Featuring 30+ local makers, merchants, artists, …

NAMI SF Fort Funston Hike: Walk & Tours | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fort Funston
NAMI SF Fort Funston Hike: Walk & Tours | SF

This summer they are building resilience, growing community and celebrating San Francisco’s natural beauty with a dose of outdoor recreation. Get to know the city’s gorgeous public parks and make some new friends while you’re at it. Proven to lift mood, boost longevity and even …

Creative Family Fun: Solstice Suncatchers | The Presidio
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Solstice Suncatchers | The Presidio

Celebrate the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer by making beautiful suncatchers to hang up and enjoy.
Registration is not required, but preferred.​

World Cup (Germany v. Sweden) on Cannery Courtyard’s Big Screen | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cannery Courtyard
World Cup (Germany v. Sweden) on Cannery Courtyard's Big Screen | SF

The Cannery Courtyard, located in Fisherman’s Wharf, will be hosting sixteen free public viewing events for the FIFA World Cup and World Rugby Sevens championships from June 15-July 22. Viewers can watch the games on a large outdoor screen from the public courtyard, with limited ...

2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup. 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Noon to 6 pm – ...

2018 Conservatory of Flowers ‘Curiosities’ Kickoff: Botanical Illustration | SF
2018 Conservatory of Flowers 'Curiosities' Kickoff: Botanical Illustration | SF

Enjoy some peaceful plant sketching or get a silly portrait drawn with your favorite foliage. Anoosh Books is a local business providing commissioned artwork and drawing workshops.

6th Annual “Pink Mammoth” Summer Block Party | SF
6th Annual "Pink Mammoth" Summer Block Party | SF

On Saturday, June 23rd Pink Mammoth and The Great Northern present the 6th annual Pink Mammoth block party, one of the West Coast city’s largest outdoor deep house music events.
Proceeds from the event enable Pink Mammoth to fund its yearly production at Burning Man and …

Pride Jockstrap Party | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover charge is listed
| Mr-S-Leather
Pride Jockstrap Party | SF

Come celebrate Pride with the Mr. S Crew.
Strip down to your jock, grind, flirt and be proud. Jockstraps are highly encouraged. They will have clothes check available so come in your street clothes and strip down when you get here.
Pride Jockstrap Party
Saturday, June 23, 2018 …

60 Minute Escape Game : Escape the Space Alien | SSF
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP.
| South San Francisco Main Library
60 Minute Escape Game : Escape the Space Alien | SSF

Our spacecraft has been breached and infected with a hostile alien parasite. You and your team are special trained forces given 60 minutes to deduce the infected and eradicate the threat. Use clues and solve puzzles for your escape. 60 Minute Escape Game : Escape ...

Apple x SF Pride Weekend: Two-Day Fest of LGBTQ Musicians, Dancers & Artists | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Apple (Union Square)
Apple x SF Pride Weekend: Two-Day Fest of LGBTQ Musicians, Dancers & Artists | SF

Join Apple for a special 2-day event celebrating SF Pride Weekend at the Apple Union Square store. Spotlighting eight amazing LGBTQ+ musicians, filmmakers and dancers hailing from the Bay Area and beyond, they’ll feature live performances and inspiring conversations on what it means to be ...

Sketchpad Closing Party & Sale | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Bring cash for purchase.
| Sketchpad Gallery
Sketchpad Closing Party & Sale | SF

Dear artists, art lovers, friends, frenemies, and well wishers. Sketchpad is closing its physical location at the end of this month, and they wanted to get together one last time in the gallery to see you, hang out, and talk about the good old times.
Sketchpad …

Win Tix: Godzilla X Fest 2018 | Historic BAL Theatre
Saturday, June 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$10 adult, $5 kids
| Historic BAL Theatre

Godzilla X Fest 2018. Godzilla battles winged creatures called “MUTOs” that are threatening humanity. In the ensuing chaos, cities are leveled and a bomb-disposal expert and his family struggle to survive.
Get Tickets – $10
We will have select Vendors Kimono My House and Artist Anthony Martinez creating Personalized …

16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill
Saturday, June 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill

June marks the beginning of the Gallery Cafe’s Abominable Snowman Summer Fest.
Don’t miss the Citizen Kane of Yeti movies. Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Hammer Films at its best on their 16mm monster movie on our big screen the fourth Saturday of every month.

Vegan Summer Solstice Potluck & Springroll Making Party | Berkeley
Saturday, June 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
* Free, but please being a vegan dish to share for the potluck
| Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Vegan Summer Solstice Potluck & Springroll Making Party | Berkeley

Join Vegans of the Bay in celebrating the sunshine and awesomeness of summer by having a vegan potluck and making vegan spring rolls together. Everyone is welcome to come to this event, vegan or not; just please ensure that the food you bring is vegan.
The …