Accessibility at Light Up the Cathedral
What to Expect at Light Up the Cathedral
- Light Up the Cathedral starts inside St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, where guests sit down while listening to an interfaith, non-denominational service with music from the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and the San Diego Women’s Chorus, prayer and call and response, speeches from LGBTQ+ Faith leaders, and a presentation of the Light of Pride Award. The service lasts for about one hour. After the service, guests proceed out of the Cathedral to watch as the Cathedral is lit up in rainbow colors. Guests then proceed to Fellowship Hall where a dessert will be served and guests can mingle.
- The event is on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.
- The event starts at 7 PM and usually lasts around 1.5 hours.
- The event is at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103)
- The entrance is through the arches on the 5th Ave. side.
- This event is free and open to the public.
- Service animals are permitted at this event.
- Non-service animal pets and emotional support animals will not be permitted at this event.
- Service animal relief areas will be outside of the Cathedral on the pedestrian sidewalk. Waste can be discarded in outdoor trash cans.
Mobility Accessibility Information
- Light Up the Cathedral is accessible to all mobility devices.
- An accessible entrance can be found through the arches on 5th Ave.
- Accessible seating will be provided. If you arrive after seating fills up, overflow seating will be provided in Fellowship Hall and is accessible by elevator.
- Accessible, gender-inclusive restrooms are available at this event.
Sensory Accessibility Information
- Here are some examples of sensory stimulation that you may encounter at Light Up the Cathedral:
- Music and speeches, microphone noises
- Cheering and clapping from the audience
- 500+ people who may be talking before and after the event
- Bright colors and lights
- Tasting dessert after the event
- Volunteers and event coordinators are encouraged to refrain from wearing scented products at this event.
- Headphones and fidget toys can be made available for use at this event. Please contact [email protected] or (619) 289-8842 to request this so we can plan to bring these for you.
Communication Accessibility Information
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation will be provided for this event.
- This event will be live-streamed with captioning through St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. More information about accessing the live stream will be made available closer to the event date.
- Large-print, braille, or other print and communication methods for our program information are available with advance request. Please contact [email protected] or (619) 289-8842 by June 14th to enhance our ability to fulfill your request.
- If you are in need of anything else to support your communication at the event, please contact [email protected] or (619) 289-8842.
Transportation and Parking
- Limited street parking is available surrounding St.Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.
- An ADA parking space is located on 5th Ave. near the cathedral.
- Additional ADA parking and other parking is available along Balboa Dr., in Balboa Park across from the Cathedral.
- This parking is about 800 ft. away from the Cathedral entrance. You can cross through the sidewalk from the parking lot across the park to cross the street at Sixth Ave. & Nutmeg St., then make your way to St.Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral.
- Public transportation options:
- Bus 3 – Get off at 5th Ave. & Nutmeg St. (less than 100 ft. from entrance) or 4th Ave. & Nutmeg St. (0.1 miles from entrance)
- Bus 11 – Get off at 1st Ave. & Nutmeg St. (0.3 miles from entrance)
- If you use MTS Access, you can set your drop-off location to 5th Ave. & Nutmeg St. (Please note this service may be limited or unavailable at this time.)
- Click here to find the best transportation option for you.
- San Diego Pride adheres to best-practice COVID protocols based on local, state, federal, and global health guidelines.
- As we navigate a world where COVID continues to be present, we ask that you not attend if you test positive for COVID, feel sick or ill or present any symptoms associated with COVID.
- Face coverings, vaccinations, and obtaining a negative COVID-19 test, if accessible to you, are strongly recommended for attending this event.
- This event will be inside for the most part, except for the lighting of the Cathedral. Guests may be in close vicinity with one another.
- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at this event.
- Please follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations for your safety and the safety of others.
- Cupcakes will be provided at the conclusion of this event.
- If you have any questions regarding accessibility at Light Up the Cathedral before the event, please feel free to contact [email protected] or (619) 289-8842.
- If you have any questions regarding accessibility when you are at Light Up the Cathedral, please find an event organizer.