Top 30 of 2022

San Diego Pride is back in full swing! There’s so much to do during San Diego Pride Week that we’ve compiled a list of the top 30 things to do at Pride!

1. She Fest

She Fest delivers empowering and accessible programming and content that centers LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people. Our year-round efforts culminate in an annual flagship event that brings over 4,000 of our community members together to kick off San Diego’s Pride week in July.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 9, 2022, 12 pm – 6 pm
Location: Hillcrest Pride Flag, 1500 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
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2. Get Social

Take a photo, take a video, and share your community across all platforms. Don’t forget to hashtag #SDPride

Instagram: sandiegopride
Facebook: sandiegolgbtpride
Twitter: sandiegopride
Spotify: San Diego Pride
Youtube: San Diego Pride
Tik Tok: SanDiegoPride

3. No More 21+ Beverage Cages!!!

Thanks to a change in City policy, for the first time ever, we are all are able to roam free throughout the festival while enjoying our beverages and food with our friends and family of all ages!!! Enjoy the festival entire like the uncaged beauty you are!

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4. The Movement

Shake what your mama gave ya! Listen to hip hop, rap, and R&B with your family & friends and dance the weekend away at The Movement’s celebration of Black LGBTQ culture!.

The movement stage is always packed and they keep the party going all weekend long!

5. Pan-Asian Night Market

Celebrate Pride at the Pan-Asian Night Market inside the San Diego Pride Festival. This area features food vendors from APIMEDA owned businesses showcasing a diverse array of cultures as well as resources and information for the LGBTQ Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Desi community. Make sure to visit their photo booth!

6. Get Tested

Know your status. Take the time to get tested. Knowing your status is a great preventative method of transmitting STIs.

There’s always free several STI testing sites at the festival, so make sure you get a chance to stop by and get tested.

7. Volunteer

It’s never too late to volunteer with San Diego Pride.

Some perks of volunteering include: getting a cool 2022 pink volunteer t-shirt, entering the festival for free, and having a blast serving the community you are a part of. Also, there’s a volunteer appreciation picnic after Pride is over!
Become a volunteer here.

8. Our Headliners

That’s right, y’all! Our headlining performers for San Diego Pride’s Stonewall are Ashnikko, Baby Tate, Daya, and Snow Tha Product 

Don’t miss out on their Pride performances:

Saturday, July 16:

  • Snow Tha Product, 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Daya, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 17:

  • Baby Tate, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Ashnikko, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn more about the Stonewall stage lineup and schedule here.

9. Rock Your Pride

Get festive! Dress fun, crazy, fresh, and be free!

Celebrate pride and bring your Rainbow and glitter. Be authentically you and wear whatever brings you joy with no judgment.  #JusticeWithJoy

10. Children’s Garden

Calling all LGBTQ families! The Pride Festival is a family-friendly event and we have a Children’s Garden space exclusively for kids!

Join the Children’s Garden in an afternoon filled with entertainment for all ages, arts and crafts, and even a Drag Queen Or Two!
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11. Get your Tickets Online

Come out and enjoy the festival with all your buddies and friends! It makes your life so much easier to purchase tickets online.

You can avoid waiting in line and save time if you are buying your tickets the day of. Get your tickets today!
Purchase tickets here.

12.  Military Contingent

The San Diego Pride Military Department is composed of active duty and veteran service members marching proudly in the parade!

Come out and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of military foks joining the parade. So show some love by cheering them on for everything they do, and keep an eye out for the Marine Corps Marching Band.
Learn more here.

13. Light Up The Cathedral

Kick off Pride with an Interfaith Pride Celebration. Connect with LGBT-affirming Faith Leaders and churches, synagogues, and temples as we come together to light up St. Paul’s Cathedral in rainbow colors.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral (2728 Sixth Avenue).  
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14. Food Trucks and Drinks

You’re sure to work up an appetite with all the celebrating you’ll be doing, and Pride has you covered!

Stop by a food truck or any of our food vendors & fuel up all weekend! You can also drop into any of our beverage areas and enjoy a cool refreshing beverage!

15. Youth Zone

The Youth Zone is an area made by youth, exclusive for middle school and high school aged youth! Come in and get something to eat and drink, connect to resources and make new friends!

Let’s support our queer youth!

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16. Art of Pride

Check out all that we have to offer with the Art Of Pride, Expressions of Pride: On the steps of San Diego Museum of Art June 24th.Which will include free admission to SDMA

Date & Time: Friday June 24, 2022, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Be sure to visit the Art of Pride zone during Pride Festival, July 16-17 for an art show and artistinal exhibitors. 

17. Become a VIP!

Upgrade yourself by becoming a VIP!

VIPs get to hang out in the VIP lounge complete with catered food and hosted drinks, upgraded restroom facilities, and a separate VIP entrance!
Purchase VIP tickets here

18. Spirit Of Stonewall Rally

Join San Diego Pride at the 2022 Spirit of Stonewall rally which honors and commemorates those who have paved the way for our community, nationally and locally. 

Celebrate our community with pride and see keynote speaker, and Senior Advisor to Jessica Stern, the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons, Reggie Greer.

Date & Time:  Friday, July 15, 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Hillcrest Pride Flag, 1500 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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19. Pride Of Hillcrest Block Party

After the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, stay for the Hillcrest Block Party which is free and open to the public this year! Celebrate Pride under the Hillcrest Pride flag and dance the night away while enjoying amazing entertainers and drag performances.

Date & Time: Friday July 15, 2022 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: Hillcrest Pride Flag, 1500 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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20. Mundo Latino

¡El Pride Party Empieza! Ven a celebrar la diversidad de nuestra comunidad Latinx! ¡Tendremos DJs, Drag Queens, folklórico, comida, baile, vendedores, recursos comunitarios, y mucho mas.

¡Feliz Orgullo, amores! ¡Happy Pride!

21. Youth Marching Band

Make sure to watch out for the San Diego Pride Youth Marching band and cheer them on!

The Pride Youth Marching Band is composed of LGBTQIA youth from throughout the region and it’s always a crowd favorite.

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22. Make A Sign

Speak your mind and make us a sign! Parade marchers and attendees are welcome to make signs for issues and topics that matter to them! #JusticeWithJoy

Show everyone that you’re a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community!

#LoveIsLove #ProudAlly

23. Pride 5K

Join Front Runners & Walkers San Diego and run the parade route before it begins! You can register till the day of, and share the experience with fellow community members in kicking off the annual Pride Parade.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 16, 2022, 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Location: Race start and Finish: University Ave at Centre St

Register for the run here.

24. Unite! Music Festival

Join UNITE! Music Festival for their 6th annual Music Festival. It will wow you with a diverse, international musical landscape spanning the electronic music spectrum from deep and progressive house & tribal to progressive trance & techno. At UNITE! Music Festival, they believe that music is the answer

Date & Time: Friday July 15, 2022, 10:00 pm – Monday July 18, 2022 9:00 am

Location: Multiple Locations

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25. Get there (Shuttle or Bike)

Get to Pride hassle free. Make it easy on yourself by finding other, less stressful options!

Bike to the parade and festival and leave your bike securely with the bike corral. There’s also a free parking lot complete with a free shuttle to get you to the parade and festival safely!

Learn more here

26. Know your History

Drop by the LGBTQ History area hosted by Lambda Archives to learn about all the amazing things they do to collect, preserve, and share the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in San Diego, Northern Baja California and the Imperial County region.

Learn more here

27. Senior Pride

Our senior leadership ensures that there’s intentional spaces for our LGBTQ elders to enjoy Pride! Watch the parade in our reserved senior seating, cool off at our Senior Cool Zone locations in the festival, and enjoy free entrance into the festival as well as a complimentary senior breakfast on Sunday in the festival!

Learn more here

28. Trans Village

Come and enjoy a TRANSTASTIC area curated by and for our wonderful trans community. Get connected to trans inclusive and uplifting resources.

29. Athletes Alley

Come get involved and join one of the many LGBTQIA+ sport leagues by exploring our athletes alley where you can be connected to queer affirming and inclusive sports groups within San Diego region.

30. Pride Merch

Get your San Diego Pride merchandise! We’ve got pins, tanks, and so much more exclusively at the festival. So you better make sure to stop by and snatch up your official pride swag daaahling.

Bonus! 18+ at The Leather Realm

The Leather Realm is open to anyone over the age of 18 to provide visibility and awareness of the BDSM, leather, and fetish communities.

Available in the Leather Realm are live demonstrations, workshops, and community organizations in place to help further the education of these communities.

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About San Diego Pride

San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.