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Cancelled for Pride 2016: Pink Saturday “Pink Party” | Castro

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Unfortunately in 2016 The Pink Party is cancelled.

Castro & Market | Castro and Market Street, San Francisco, CA

2023 San Francisco Pride Festival & Parade (June 24-25)

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is one of the largest LGBT gatherings in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. The Parade takes place on the last Sunday of June annually. The 2023 theme is “Looking Backward and Moving Forward)

Pride Celebration and Rally
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
– Saturday, June 24, 2023 | Noon to 6:00 PM
– Sunday, June 25, 2023 | 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday (June 24) headliner is Princess Nokia. Sunday (June 25) headliner is Hayley Kiyoko

53rd Annual SF Pride Parade and March
Sunday, June 25, 2023 | Starting at 10:30 AM
Market Street from Embarcadero / Beale to 8th Street ending at Civic Center

The Pride Parade will be on on June 25th, beginning at 10:30am and going down Market Street from Embarcadero to the Celebration at Civic Center (around 8th). The parade has over 200 contingents and may go on for over 3 hours.

Typically featuring over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and 7 different stages, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade remains the largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the nation.

Main Stage Lineup

Saturday, June 24, 2023

  • Princess Nokia (headliner)
  • Shaun Ross
  • Kaleena Zander
  • Rock M. Sakura
  • Tomas Matos 
  • Cheer SF
  • Ensamble Folclorico 
  • Colibri Oakland
  • To All Vogue Ball
  • Parivar Bay Area

The Saturday lineup also includes former SF Pride President Carolyn Wysinger, Baaits Blessing, and DJs Lady Ryan & Booty Juice, who will keep the energy high throughout the day.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

  • Hayley Kiyoko
  • Vincint
  • Alex Lahey
  • Kelechi
  • Saturn Risin9
  • Tookta Topline
  • Cheer SF

The day’s events will be hosted by D’Arcy Drollinger, with additional highlights such as Drag Story Hour and a special appearance by San Francisco Mayor London Breed. DJs Rapture and Saint Hills will provide the beats to keep the crowd moving.

Getting There

BART to offer its most robust Sunday service ever for SF Pride 2023
BART will open at 8am and will run 5-line service until 9pm with added special event trains as ridership warrants. After 9pm, BART will run 3-line service. Event trains will bolster our service between Millbrae and downtown San Francisco as well as between Pleasant Hill and downtown San Francisco from 9:30 to 11am. Later in the day, event trains will be staged to depart San Francisco stations beginning at 4pm to Millbrae and Pleasant Hill and all stations between.


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Saturday, June 25, 2016
Pink Saturday | 2023 San Francisco Pride Festival & Parade (June 24-25)

The night before the Pride Parade, The Pink Party typically takes over the streets of the Castro by closing them to cars and then pumping multiple sound stages to celebrate a long-time tradition of fabulous, queer parties, but… unfortunately in 2016 the party is cancelled.

From SFist: “Coordinated and run by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence since 1995, the group last year declined to continue organizing the event as incidents of violence and the growing need for security made it an increasingly costly — not to mention an at times gay-unfriendly — affair. Last year (you surely remember) the LGBT Community Center swooped in, renamed the event Pink Party (because the Sisters are holding onto the Pink Saturday name), and held it earlier in the day. The Center is unable to do so this year, Castro Supervisor Scott Wiener told the BAR, and no other organization has offered to deal with it either.”

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*
*Unfortunately in 2016 The Pink Party is cancelled.
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Address: Castro and Market Street, San Francisco, CA