InterPride Social Activities


Welcome Reception: Wed, Oct. 25, 6-8 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral

Generously sponsored by US Bank and hosted by St. Paul’s

Join us at the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral as San Diego Pride welcomes our global guests for a joyful evening of unity and celebration! Our region’s LGBTQ elected officials, community, and interfaith leaders will help ground us in our international convening and set our intentions for the conference ahead. Light appetizers and drinks will be available as you enjoy a night of queer music, art, and history.


Scholarship Reception: Thurs, Oct. 26, 6-8 pm, Rich’s San Diego

Our scholarship reception always reminds us of the global impact of InterPride’s philanthropic work. Join us at Rich’s San Diego, a true community partner, as we honor the history and impact of our drag community and ballroom culture. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and several local drag icons will serve up looks, moves, and history before inviting you to dance the night away as we raise money for a worthy cause.


Pride & Business Leadership Mixer: Fri, Oct. 27, 7-9 pm, Westgate Hotel

Generously sponsored by Sony and hosted by the Westgate Hotel

Join us at the beautiful Westgate hotel rooftop as we bring together LGBTQ business leaders and Pride organizers from 30 countries and over 150 Pride organizations around the world. Delight in delicious refreshments and clink glasses in celebration with your new friends as you network and celebrate our mutual commitment to diversity, inclusion, and global collaboration!


Queer Entertainer Showcase: Fri, Oct. 27, 8-10 pm, Diversionary Theatre

Hosted by Diversionary Theatre

Join us Friday night for an unforgettable night of LGBTQ+ talent and networking. The evening will feature a fantastic lineup of queer performing artists who are donating their time and talent for a fabulous Pride showcase. You’ll witness incredible entertainers and get the chance to connect with regional, national, and global Pride Organizers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate our LGBTQ+ performing arts community and outstanding talents at this free event!


Nightmare Night Market - Gala: Sat, Oct. 28, 7-11 pm, The Center & Pride Plaza

Generously sponsored by See Tickets and hosted by The Center

Get in the spooky spirit as we reimagine our annual InterPride Gala as a nightmarish night market hosted at our local LGBTQ community center. Enjoy a diverse multicultural selection of food and drinks served up by some of San Diego’s best QTBIPOC small businesses and Pride supporters. Come casual or in full Halloween costume to enjoy music, face painting, interactive art, and live contortionists. We’ll then dance the night away as we move down to Nightmare on Normal Street, San Diego’s annual LGBTQ Halloween costume contest and block party. It’s a night of fun, fright, and fantastic food you won’t want to miss! 

(Nightmare Night Market food & 2 beverages are hosted. Nightmare on Normal food & beverage are cash/credit only.)

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