Who: Hillcrest Business Association & San Diego Pride
What: Pride Block Party & Spirit of Stonewall Rally
Where: Hillcrest Pride Flag
When: July 15, 2017, 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
For the 6th consecutive year, San Diego Pride and Fabulous Hillcrest are working together to bring one of the biggest Pride events to San Diego: Pride Block Party. We are making a collaborative effort to showcase unity and leadership by returning the Stonewall Rally to the heart of Hillcrest alongside the Block Party. Together these events will mark the official kickoff party to our San Diego Pride weekend.
The Pride Block Party is a neighborhood event and includes Hillcrest’s favorite DJs, luminescent carnival rides, guest performances, two massive bars, and a spacious dance area. 100% of the proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Hillcrest Pride Plaza.
“Our community and this country could use a little more unity right now. By bringing these two organizations together over Pride weekend to honor our history and celebrate our accomplishments we’re also highlighting all that is possible when we work together,” said Fernando Lopez, Director of Operations for San Diego Pride.
San Diego Pride’s 43rd Spirit of Stonewall Rally is a time to celebrate our LGBTQ community leaders and serves as a call to action for the challenging work that lies ahead. This year’s Trans Pride will march towards the iconic Hillcrest Pride Plaza to join the rally which concludes with a beautiful Pride Flag raising ceremony.
Benjamin Nicholls, Executive Director of the Hillcrest Business association says, “I am so happy that the Stonewall Rally is returning to Hillcrest this year. Unity is so important as we go forward in an ever more uncertain and difficult world. I know the businesses of Hillcrest are excited to be part of the kick off of Pride 2017!”
The Spirit of Stonewall Rally is free and open to the public! General admission for the block party are on presale for $20, and VIP passes are on sale for $45. You can visit www.fabuloushillcrest.com or www.sdpride.org to purchase tickets.