SF Pride is the United States’ largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, making for a vibrant and memorable day every single June for 53 years. This year’s Pride Celebration will take place on June 24-25, 2023 at San Francisco’s Civic Center. Read on for all the details.
SF Pride 2023: Location and times
The free two-day celebration takes place at SF’s Civic Center Plaza with performances across 8 different designated areas in the surrounding neighborhood. Each year the event hosts nearly 1 million attendees. Events will go from 12pm-6pm on Saturday, June 24; and 11am-6pm on Sunday, June 25.
The SF Pride Parade/March begins at 10:30am at the Embarcadero, proceeding down Market Street to end at Civic Center. Prepare to see hundreds of colorful contingents, dancers, floats, and performers.
SF Pride 2023: Headliners and performers
SF Pride has confirmed this year’s headliners and performers. On Saturday, June 24, Princess Nokia will perform on the Main Stage around 5pm following a packed lineup of performers including Shaun Ross, Kaleena Zanders, THE BLSSM, Rock M. Sakura, Tomas Matos, and Cheer SF.
On Sunday, June 25, Hayley Kiyoko will perform on the Main Stage around 5pm following performers such as Vincint, Alex Lahey, Kelechi, and Saturn Risin9.
SF Pride 2023: Looking Back and Moving Forward
San Francisco Pride is the nation’s largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. The event’s organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for everyone to unite and celebrate the best of the LGBTQ+ community through programs, events, and advocacy.
The theme for SF Pride’s 53rd annual celebration is “Looking Back and Moving Forward.” and the organization has now announced 7 Community Grand Marshals to be honored at the event. They are Dr. Nasser Mohamed, a Qatari physician and LGBT rights activist; Drag Story Hour, an organization of drag storytellers that host kids’ storybook readings in public libraries; Honey Mahogany, trans activist, founder of SF’s Transgender District, and Chair of the SF Democratic Party; Laura Lala-Chavez, executive director of the LYRIC center for LGBTQQ+ youth; Breonna McCree, who has done groundbreaking work in the world of behavioral intervention and mental health with UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health; Paul Aguilar, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal, who is an HIV and AIDS activist; and Grey’s Anatomy actor Jake Borelli, this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshal.
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