Cancelled for Pride 2016: Pink Saturday “Pink Party” | Castro
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Castro & Market | Castro and Market Street, San Francisco, CA
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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)
The 53rd Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade will be held on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2023. The Parade/March is Sunday, June 25th in the heart of downtown San Francisco beginning at 10:30 AM. A two-day Celebration and Rally is scheduled from Noon to 6:00PM on Saturday, June 24th, and from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 25th at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and surrounding neighborhood.
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
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
Typically featuring over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than 20 community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade remains the largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the nation.
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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.”
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