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Your Guide to Pride in San Francisco

Updated On 06/11/2018 at 05:30PM EST Updated On 06/11/2018 at 05:30PM EST
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Vicki Thompson
Thursday
Jun 14
Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is hosting a Trail Mixer with cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka, beer from Fort Point, vogue dance lessons, a drag queen host, small bites, and more fun activities.
Cost: $35
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Jay/Fresh Meat Festival
Thursday - Saturday
Jun 14-16
Z Space
The Fresh Meat Festival features everyone and everything from queer disabled dance stars, a transgender superhero rock opera, and world champion gay ballroom. It’s entertaining, it’s inspiring, and it’s definitely worth going to.
Cost: $15 to $55
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 14-24
Various theaters
Attend the Opening Night Gala, regular screenings, or the Closing Night Party of this landmark showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema.
Cost: $14 to $90
Saturday
Jun 16
JCCSF
The JCC is hosting Rainbow Connection, a family-friendly drag show performance, where people can enjoy a screen-free afternoon of live music, cocktails, happy hour specials, and activities for the kids.
Cost: Free
Saturday
Jun 16
The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz is giving its signature afternoon tea the Pride treatment with rainbow-colored pastries. The hotel will donate 50% of all proceeds from the tea to the Human Rights Campaign. Reservations can be placed by calling 415-773-6168.
Cost: $80 per person
Tuesday
Jun 19
Precita Park Café
This neighborhood spot is hosting its 4th annual Gay Pasta night with 20% of the proceeds going to Art for AIDS and The Alliance Health Project. The menu includes dishes like rainbow ravioli, GrindR fusilli, Pride pizza, and diva dumplings. For reservations go to Opentable or call the cafe directly at 415-647-7702
Cost: Varies
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Vicki Thompson
Tuesday
Jun 19
Oasis
The JCCSF is throwing a happy hour where people can drink, schmooze, and celebrate diversity while also learning about ways to get involved in the celebration.
Cost: Admission is free; drinks are not
Thursday
Jun 21
Church of 8 Wheels
Lace up those roller skates and put on your bell-bottoms because Skyy Vodka is hosting a 1970s-themed roller Pride disco bash with free drinks, bar bites, XO bakes cookies, and lots of giveaways, including vintage-inspired roller skates and a disco ball. Even better? 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the ACLU.
Cost: $15
Thursday
Jun 21
California Academy of Sciences
Pride Nightlife is a fun party at one of the city’s most fascinating museums where you can check out all of the exhibits while sipping on adult beverages, and also enjoy a drag show, a set by Swagger Like Us, and a ton more.
Cost: $22
Thursday
Jun 21
Hornblower Cruises & Events, Pier 1 1/2
#DoTheGay is throwing a Pride boat party with music from Honey Soundsystem, Le1f, and Saturn Rising, performances by Bay Area drag queens, cocktails, wine tastings, bites, and more.
Cost: $49.95 to $59.95, includes a complimentary drink and wine tasting
Thursday
Jun 21
ODC Dance Commons
This dance company is hosting two free classes followed by a reception to celebrate inclusion, diversity, and community. Choose between “Vogue and Tone” where you’ll learn the hands, spins, catwalk, and more, and “Roryography,” a dance/aerobic/theater class where you’ll laugh and sweat. No dance experience necessary.
Cost: Free
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Peter Liu
Thursday - Friday
Jun 21-22
Goorin Bros. North Beach location
The Speakeasy is co-hosting an LGBTQ happy hour with Goorin Bros. in celebration of Pride. There will be live music, performance, booze, and giveaways.
Cost: Entry to the happy hour is free, but space is limited and ticket holders for The Speakeasy will be given priority.
Friday
Jun 22
Dolores Park
This march is one of the largest trans events in the entire country and is your chance to dress up, show up, bring signs, speak out, and support each other as a community.
Cost: Free  
Friday - Saturday
Jun 22-23
Finn Town
The Castro hotspot is transforming into a “classy, not trashy” Pride nightlife destination on Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm to 1:30am. There will be special cocktails, a red carpet and step and repeat, and shot boys to keep the party going. There will also be special themed brunches on Saturday and Sunday.
Cost: Varies
Saturday
Jun 23
18th St. and Dolores
This march aims to bring the dyke communities together to celebrate unity, raise consciousness, and be visible, as well as showcase the community’s artists, critical thinkers, and political activists.
Cost: Free
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 23-24
Civic Center Plaza
This party is the heart of the city’s Pride celebration. There will be two days of entertainment on 20 different stages, as well as artists, nonprofits, artisans, and food and beverage vendors.
Cost: They’re requesting a $1 donation at the gate
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Rick Gerharter
Sunday
Jun 24
Market St. from Embarcadero to Civic Center
The parade is the highlight and culmination of Pride, which is why over 100,000 people with gather to watch over 270 contingents show their pride for the LGBTQ community.
Cost: Free
Sunday
Jun 24
Bluestem Brasserie
Bluestem is hosting a party on its terrace that overlooks Market St. and is one of the best spots to see the parade. Your wristband gives you in and out access to the rooftop and two cocktails. There will also be a full bar where you can purchase additional drinks and brunch bites.
Cost: Wristbands are $45
Sunday
Jun 24
Under the rotunda, Civic Center
This Sunday afternoon gathering has a hosted bar, passed apps, and three hours of non-stop entertainment. Plus, you get to be a VIP, which always feels good. Even if you have to pay for it.
Cost: $85 (this event will sell out)