(KGTV) - San Diego’s LGBTQ community and visitors from around the world will gather in July to mark Pride with a festival, parade, and other special events.
Thousands of visitors are expected in the Hillcrest and Balboa Park neighborhoods for a weekend of celebration and political purpose.
The theme for 2019 is Stonewall 50: A Legacy of Liberation, marking the 1969 Stonewall Riots when members of the LGBTQ community fought back against “legal oppression.”
“This Pride we will highlight the Stonewall generation, their activism, and all that our community has gained through their efforts, as we challenge ourselves to reflect on our own role in that legacy, and how, if we approach our own individual legacies with intention, we can build on their successes to leave a better world for those who come next,” said San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando Z. López.
Spirit of Stonewall Rally
The annual rally will be held Friday, July 12, from 6-7 p.m. at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street. The event is free and open to the public.
San Diego Pride Parade
Join the crowd lining the streets for a colorful display of community pride. Be sure to wave at the 10News team - we’ll be live streaming the event to Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, and social media.
San Diego Pride Festival
Enjoy multiple stages and dance areas, beer gardens, community booths, and vendors at the Pride Festival in Balboa Park. This family-friendly event is free for kids.
Free parking for all Pride events is available at the Old Navy Hospital lot at Park Boulevard and Presidents Way. Shuttles will be available before and after events end.