11 Can't-Miss Pride Parties in San Francisco
Get down at the Electroluxx party at SF Public Works on Friday, June 28th. (Courtesy of @electroluxxprty, via Kidd With Camera)

11 Can't-Miss Pride Parties in San Francisco


It's Pride month, and there are gay AF happenings all over the Bay Area.

Here are a couple fistfuls of our favorite events for celebrating San Francisco Pride.

50 Shades of Pride

Saturday, June 22, 9:30pm to 4am

Public Works, 161 Erie St. (Mission)

It's been 50 years since the Stonewall riots signaled the catalyst in the gay right movement. Remember that milestone at tonight's discoteque-inspired party hosted by Mystopia. // Tickets ($13–$25) are available ateventbrite.com.

Trans March

Saturday, June 22

Dolores Park (Mission)

Festivities will really get going around 3pm in Dolores Park. You can rosé all day before the march gets going at 6pm, and then hit the afterparty at Wicked Grounds and El Rio. // For more info, go totransmarch.org.

Pride NightLife Party

Thursday, June 27, 6pm

California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.org

Join Heklina for her annual Hella Gay Dance Party complete with a drag show, DJ sets, dance lessons, a queer scientists panel, and more. // Tickets ($18/members, $22/non-members) are available atcalacademy.org.

Polka Dot Prom

Thursday, June 27, 8pm to 2am

The Stud, 399 9th St. (SoMa), studsf.com

The Stud's legendary queer-inclusive Polka Dot Prom is back. Don your spots to snag a reissue of an original, out-of-circulation Stud button—it's a piece of history from the oldest gay bar in SF. // $5 cover before 10pm

Electroluxx Pride Party

Friday, June 28, 9:30pm

Public Works, 161 Erie St. (Mission)

Hosted by a gaggle of queer artists and creatives, Electroluxx has garnered a reputation over the years as being the alpha-and-omega of left-of-center festivities during both Pride and Folsom weeks. For Pride this year, Electroluxx will be taking over Public Works to showcase artwork and installations from a long roster of creatives, Dj sets and drag shows, face painting, stiff drinks, and so much more. // Tickets ($30–$40) and are available on ticketfly.com.

Holy High Tea

Saturday, June 29, 4-7pm

Hotel Zeppelin, 545 Post St. (TenderNob), victoryhotelsandresorts.com

Lip sync for your eternal life as The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host their annual Holy High Tea at Hotel Zeppelin. The event will start with bites, teas, and queer-themed cocktails from Rambler. The afternoon happening will finish with a lip sync battle among the nuns. There will also be DJ sets, face painting, and other gay AF activities; a percent of proceeds benefit the causes supported by SPI. // Tickets ($25) can be purchased oneventbrite.com.

SF Pride Run

Saturday, June 29, 9am

Golden Gate Park

Sweat out last night's shots and sins in 5K and 10K runs to benefit Project Homeless Connect. // Participation is $30 per person; register online atsffr.org.

Dyke March

Saturday, June 29

Dolores Park (Mission)

Stand up for identity, community, and bad bitches on bikes at this annual event with programming in the park (beginning at 11am) and the usual street march through the Castro (5pm). Then head to the official afterparty (8pm to 2am) at Folsom Street Foundry. // For more info, go tothedykemarch.org.

Pink Block Party With Juanita More!

Saturday, June 29, noon to 9pm

The Great Northern, 119 Utah St. (Mission)

Join SF's famous drag diva for this daytime, pre-Pride block party at The Great Northern with multiple stages, buckets of musical and creative talent, art installations, food trucks and drink vendors, and an openhearted crowd. // Tickets ($20–$50) are available at eventbrite.com.

San Francisco Pride

Sunday, June 30

Market Street / Civic Center

You know how this goes, but just in case... The day will kick off at 10:30am from the Embarcadero with the world's oldest, largest, and most fabulous Pride parade. Follow the floats down Market Street to Civic Center for the day-long celebration with live performances featuring headliner Pablo Vittar plus more than 200 exhibitors, food vendors, and drinks. This year's celebrity grand marshals are Mrs. Vera, Vince Crisostomo, Mrs. Billie Cooper, and Donna Persona. Party in VIP style at the annual bash at City Hall with catering by Whole Foods. // For more info, go tosfpride.org.

Juanita More!'s Pride Party

Sunday, June 30, noon to 10pm

Jones, 620 Jones St. (Tenderloin), juanitamore.com

Want more Juanita More!? Her annual Pride night bash goes down at Jones with DJs, drag queens, and delicious bites and drinks. Online tickets have already sold out, but cash-only ones are available at various businesses around The Castro; a handful of tickets will be up for grabs at the door as well. // Find tickets at juanitamore.com.

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