Travel to San Francisco Pride
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San Francisco Pride consists of a two-day Celebration and our world-famous Parade. The two-day Celebration takes place in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, June 29, 2013 and Sunday, June 30, 2013.
The Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Market and Beale Street in downtown San Francisco and ends near the Celebration site at 8th Street and Market.
Every year at the beginning of June, 500 rainbow flags are hoisted the length of Market Street and San Francisco explodes with queerness. San Francisco has been called the "Gay Mecca" for the City's reputation for openness and diversity.
Pride Month in June is the culmination of San Francisco's vibrant LGBT roots. The International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Queer Arts Festival and, of course, San Francisco’s vibrant club, bar and community scene leaves hardly an idle moment. San Francisco is also the restaurant capital of the US offering some of the best dining that California has to offer.
The energy in the City peaks on Pride Weekend, which falls on the last weekend of June each year in commemoration of the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. On Pride Saturday close to 150,000 folks will gather at Civic Center for the first day of the two-day Celebration! Stages of music, more than 300 exhibitors, great food and drinks are available to enjoy. That same night, 200,000 revelers will pour into the Castro and party into the wee hours of the night.
On Sunday morning, the roar of 500 motorcycles heralds the start of the Pride Parade, a dazzling cavalcade of diversity. The streets are lined 12 people deep as 750,000 people cheer the contingents on. During and after the Parade is the second day of the Celebration at Civic Center. More than twenty community stages and venues entertain the crowds with world famous acts.