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SF’s Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest is Back for 2023 (Dolores Park)

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Sunday, April 9, 2023 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations greatly appreciated

Mission Dolores Park | Dolores St., and 19th St., San Francisco, CA

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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Host their Annual Easter in the Park Free Party Celebrates the 44th Anniversary of SPI.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc., San Francisco’s beloved and storied drag nuns are delighted to announce that they will be back to celebrate Easter in Dolores Park on Sunday, April 9, 2023. Easter also marks the 44th anniversary of the Sisters, who started when a couple gay men donned nuns’ habits and went to the Castro on a lark, and realized there was a need for nondenominational and nonjudgmental ministry.

This year’s theme “Peep Show” will explore all the permutations from sugary sweets to North Beach diversions. This is the second year returning to an in-person event and in keeping with the Sisters’ core values of promoting public health, harm reduction and safety, CDC guidelines for outdoor events will be followed. All attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended when around others whose vaccination status is unknown.

The Sisters Easter Celebration at Dolores Park
Sunday, April 9, 2023 | 10 to 4pm
Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, San Francisco
FREE (donations appreciated)

  • Children’s Easter: from 10am to noon
  • Easter Celebration: noon to 4pm (Hunky Jesus at 3pm)

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Children’s Easter featuring a special appearance by the Easter bunny, an Easter egg hunt, story time, and other family friendly activities. At the conclusion of Children’s Easter, the community should be advised that the show becomes more adult oriented as the day progresses. While nudity and profanity are prohibited, some parents may find the content objectionable for children under 16 years of age.

At noon, San Francisco trans activist, performer, and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Honey Mahogany will take the Main Stage to host a variety show full of fierce performers, surprise guests and sister miracles. This year’s lineup features San Francisco favorites Connie Champagne, Kitten on the Keys, Polesexual, Baloney, The Cockettes featuring Steven Satyricon, Trixxie Carr, Alex U Inn and The Mommaz Boyz, and a Drag Revue starring Linda Summers, Christina Ashton, Nikita Vega, Theresa Giudcoochie & Tony OMFG! Throughout the day the audience will take center stage as they show off their Easter spirit competing in the colorful Easter Bonnet contest. And of course, Easter in Dolores Park would not be complete without the world-famous Foxy Mary and Hunky Jesus Contests.

The contests are open to all! Potential contestants are asked to arrive wearing their Easter bonnet, Foxy Mary or Hunky Jesus looks and line up backstage when the contest is announced from the main stage. There will be an initial screening process to determine which contestant(s) are most divinely fabulous and invited to move on to the stage.

Sisters’ Easter – “Peep Show” is produced by the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. in conjunction with event partners San Francisco Recreation and Parks, Love Dolores, JK Sound, and Recology. Peep show would not be possible without the support of our amazing allies, platinum sponsor GILEAD, and sponsors Tito’s Vodka, Junipero Gin, Cointreau, and Falcon | NakedSword.

About the Sisters

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns who believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry, and outreach to those on the edges and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity, and spiritual enlightenment. The Sisters use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency, and guilt that chain the human spirit. To learn more about the Sisters, visit their website, www.thesisters.org, or their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Muni Stop: J line – 18th and Church or Right of Way/20th Street Station
Bus Routes: 14R, 33

Please no glass or smoking in Mission Dolores Park.

Media and ADA inquiries
Sister Tilda tilda@thesisters.org

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Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Donations greatly appreciated
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Address: Dolores St., and 19th St., San Francisco, CA