Accessibility at the Music Festival


***Note: if a person with a disability requires a companion to assist them at the Pride festival, that companion will be admitted free of charge. Pride staff may request proof of disability.***


Please read our complete list of Music Festival Accessibility Features.

Accessibility at the San Diego Pride Music Festival

Accessibility Team Members

Our Accessibility Team members are specially trained to assist people with disabilities.  They can be easily identified by their blue shirts and will be stationed at key locations throughout the Music Festival including

*The Main Gate on Balboa Drive just south of Laurel Street

*The Information Booth, located at the northwest intersection of Balboa Drive and Juniper Street, which is also known as the Crossroads

*Roaming the Music Festival site, ready to help anyone who asks

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters

American Sign  Language (ASL) Interpreters, provided by Deaf Community Services , can be found at a variety of locations throughout the Music Festival, including at the Stonewall Main Stage.

They can also be requested at the Information Booth, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Juniper Street and Balboa Drive.

Companion Policy

Pride realizes that sometimes the best way to make an event truly accessible is to provide assistance one-on-one.  Specially trained Accessibility Team members are available to provide this type of aid, including skills in guiding sight-impaired individuals, pushing individuals in wheelchairs, working with people experiencing intellectual or cognitive disabilities and more. If you want such a service, please ask at the Gate, Information Booth or anyone in a Pride volunteer shirt.

Our volunteers are unable to provide help with such personal tasks as eating and toileting.  Should you need such assistance, or feel more comfortable with someone you know, a person attending the Music Festival to assist you will be admitted free of charge. Ticketing or Gate staff may ask you to show Proof of Disability.

Information Booth

Located on the northwest corner of the crossroads (intersection of Juniper Street and Balboa Drive), here you will find people knowledgeable in all aspects of the festival, including Accessibility team members, ready, willing and able to provide the assistance you need.  Specifically, you will find:

*Tactile map of the Music Festival

*Wheelchairs to be loaned free of charge, thanks to a generous donation by 211 San Diego.

*Braille and large-print performance and workshop schedules.

*A place to recharge your wheelchair or power mobility device

*A  place  to request an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter

*A place to request a one-on-one assistant

*Information about safe travel routes for those using wheelchairs and mobility devices

*A lost and found

Paws at Pride

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

Senior Cool Zones

The Senior Cool Zones, located on both the upper and lower levels, are for people who are fifty or better or who have a disability.  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).

General Event AccessibilityFestival Accessibility Map

Below is a list of links to useful accessibility resources for people with disabilities attending this summer’s Pride festivities:

  • Access Guide to Pride: this guide provides an overview of all the accessibility options at the Pride Music Festival.
  • Accessible Program Guide: our accessible version of the Pride festival program guide, including stage performance schedules.
  • Useful Directions for Individuals with Sight Impairments: directions and other information tailored to those with visual impairments.
  • Proof of Disability Status: learn what constitutes proof of disability, which is especially important for those who wish a helper to accompany them at the festival free of charge.
  • Service Dog Information: Pride welcomes service dogs and documented emotional support dogs at the Music Festival. Please read this policy carefully prior to deciding to bring your dog.
  • Shuttle Information: find shuttle information such as schedules, times and routes, as well as how people with a specific need for an accessible van can get one as a shuttle.
  • Items Prohibited within Festival Grounds: all bags brought into the Pride Music Festival are searched. Please review this list in preparation.



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