Access Guide to San Diego Pride

Services & Accommodations for Guests with Disabilities

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Here at Pride, we strive to make your visit enjoyable and accessible. If you are unable to find information for an accommodation, a service, or if you have a general question regarding accessibility, please contact us at [email protected] and we will get back to you with an answer.

Accessibility Team Members: Who We Are

Our Accessibility Team members are support volunteers and interpreters who are trained to provide accommodations to Guests with disabilities.  Support volunteers will be wearing blue shirts; printed on the back of the shirts will be the word “ACCESSIBILITY” and various disability icons.

While attending any of our events, if you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to any of our Accessibility team members, we will be happy to assist you.

Where to Find Us

At the July 14th Rally: Spirit of Stonewall

  • Accessible Seating Area

Beginning at 5 pm

At the July 15th Parade

  • Accessible Seating Area from 10:30 am to end of parade

At the July 15th & 16th Music Festival

  • 211 San Diego and Rainbow Wellness Project area

Located just outside the Music Festival north of the ticket and admission gate

  • Accessibility/Information Booth

Located at the northwest intersection of Balboa Drive and Juniper Street (inside the festival)

  • Leather Realm (during workshop hours)
  • Main Gate

Located on Balboa Drive just south of Laurel Street

  • Main Stage, Accessibility section
  • Roaming the Music Festival site

Accessibility Booth – Services Offered at the Music Festival

Braille and Large Print

  • Stationary Braille Map of Music Festival with Tactile (raised) graphics highlighting key landmarks
  • Large-Print Map indicating all ramps, safe passage routes, and accessible key features
  • Schedule of performances and workshops
  • List of Booths and Vendors
  • Pick up your pre-ordered reserved copy of braille and large print orders

**Braille orders must be received by June 28th to ensure delivery by July 14th** order your copy by emailing your request to [email protected].

  • A few unreserved copies are available while supplies last please visit our Guests with Blind and Visual Disabilities page for a complete list of services and accommodations. If you prefer we email you the schedule, please make the request to [email protected].
  • **NOTE: Performers, Workshops, Booths and Vendor files can be emailed to you by Accessibility Team member at the Information Booth during the Music Festival. 

Charging Station

  • For powered chairs/power mobility device

**Bring all cords and accessories needed to charge your chairs/devices

Music Festival Maps

Questions Answered

Request Special Services

  • Interpreter, Support Volunteer or Guide can be requested at the Accessibility Booth for your assistance when visiting vendors, informational booths and other attractions
  • Know you will need an interpreter or support volunteer/guide? Make a request early to [email protected]
  • Water for Service Dogs
  • Wheelchairs for Loan (manual)
    • Available for loan on a first-come, first-serve basis

(Thanks to a generous donation by 211 San Diego)

  • Requirements: Wheelchairs are not designed to hold more than 1 person
  • Photo ID is required

***SPECIAL SERVICES AND ACCOMMODATIONS

Support Provider can assist with the following activities:

  • Assistance in purchasing and carrying food purchases to your seating area (Support volunteers do not handle money for transactions)
  • Interpret at Information and Vendor Booths (Interpreters do not handle money for monetary transactions)
  • Guide within the Music Festival for guests with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mobility or Visual Impairments
    • for locating and visiting booths and vendors inside the Music Festival and outside to the 211 San Diego and the Lesbian Wellness Project
    • from Music Festival to the Shuttle Stop
  • Usher at musical stages to Accessible seating and/or viewing areas (let us know if you want to be picked up after the performances)
  • Please read the Service and Companion Policy page for a list of what we can and cannot do, as well as Companion Policy to see if you are eligible    

Restrooms

Accessible portable restrooms for Guests with Mobility Disabilities are available.

Locations:  COMING SOON

Additional Services

Paws at Pride:  Pride welcomes service dogs and documented emotional support dogs, Please read our Paws at Pride Policy before bringing your dog to the Music Festival.

Senior Cool Zone

The Senior Cool Zones are for people who are fifty+ and Guests with disabilities.  Here you can relax in the shade, sipping water and nibbling snacks (while supplies last). Our furry service dog friends can also take a break in these spaces. These spaces result from our wonderful community partnership with FOG (Fellowship of Older Gays).

  • 2 Locations
    • Upper level
    • Lower Level

For more information about San Diego Pride and events, please visit the San Diego Pride page.

Please explore the links below, and if you have further questions, email us at [email protected].