What do I get with my San Diego Pride Festival ticket?

Attendees get to experience admission to the famous San Diego Pride Festival, which includes multiple stages and dance areas, beverage areas, community information booths and vendors, and much more. The festival is full of fun attractions including Art of Pride, Children’s Garden, Leather Realm, Youth Zone, and more.

Where is the San Diego Pride Festival?

The San Diego Pride Festival is located on the west side of Balboa Park off of Sixth Avenue from Laurel Street going south into Marston Point.

Where is the San Diego Pride Parade?

The San Diego Pride Parade follows a mile-and-a-half route starting west along University Avenue (starting at Normal Street) and turns south onto Sixth Avenue. The parade goes into Balboa Park at Upas Street.

Where is the Spirit of Stonewall Rally?

The Spirit of Stonewall Rally is located at Normal St and University just under the Hillcrest Pride Flag. This event is free and open to the public.

Is San Diego Pride accessible?

Yes, all San Diego Pride events are accessible to individuals with disabilities, and there are also services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Please check out our Pride Accessibility page for more information.

What items aren’t allowed at the San Diego Pride Festival?

The following items are prohibited at San Diego Pride Festival.

  • Air Horns
  • Alcohol
  • Bicycles, Skates, Scooters or Skateboards (Store your bike at our free bike storage!)
  • Drones or Remote Control Aircraft, Cars or Toys
  • Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Instruments
  • Laser Pointers
  • Outside Beverages. Exception for unopened disposable water bottles.
  • All reusable water bottles, canteens, and hydration packs must be empty.
  • Outside Food
  • Pets or Other Animals – Except Service Animals
  • Weapons

Do youth get into the festival for free?

Yes! Youth high school aged or younger get into the festival for free which includes recent high school graduates. These tickets are not available in advanced and are only available at the front gate box office of the festival grounds when the festival is open. Your youth ticket includes admission into both days of the festival. Please note that children 13 years of younger do not need a ticket but are only allowed into the festival when accompanied by a guardian or adult. Make sure to visit our youth zone or children’s garden!