The San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the nation’s largest gathering of its type and it’s right in the heart of the city. Find out where to be to show your support over the weekend of June 29 -30, 2019.
It’s a two-day event. Attendance is free to all, although organizers will circulate to request donations of $1 to $10 to continue support for the nonprofit Community Partners Program.
Next to San Francisco’s beautiful City Hall, Civic Center Plaza is a poignant spot, where City Supervisor Harvey Milk addressed a crowd of parade-goers more than 30 years ago. As many as 250,000 attend the outdoor party where live entertainment is scheduled throughout the day on several stages on Saturday, June 29 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The San Francisco Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, June 30, 2019 beginning at 10:30 a.m. from Market St. at the corner of Beale St. downtown, ending at Market St. and Eighth St. near Civic Center Plaza.
As many as one million people are expected to attend on Sunday, so spectators are urged to use public transportation including BART and Muni. Detours will occur on routes normally using Market Street, including the F-Market streetcars, so up-to-date information is found at www.511.org.
Prizes will be awarded to absolutely fabulous and absolutely outrageous costumes and floats, so remember your camera for some outlandish and memorable shots...it’s all part of the fun.