San Diego CA— San Diego Pride 2019 is just around the corner! The Pride Festival takes place in Balboa Park, July 13-14 and features Melissa Etheridge and King Princess as the headliners. This year celebrates Stonewall’s 50 years of legacy, community and resistance. The annual festival boasts over 100 entertainers across 4 stages, hundreds of community vendors and partnerships with over 50 LGBT+ organizations providing educational and tangible resources throughout the weekend.
This year highlights the largest group of queer artists to perform at San Diego Pride’s Festival with headliners and performers like Melissa Etheridge, King Princess, RuPaul’s Drag Race queens, Greyson Chance, Mykki Blanco, Snow Tha Product and many local entertainers!
The Festival includes:
- Stonewall Mainstage: Mainstage of the festival with headliners King Princess, Melissa Etheridge and various other queer performers
- Mundo Latino: Snow Tha Product headlining with acts like Jessica Wild and more
- The Movement Hip-Hop Stage: Mykki Blanco headlining
- Euphoria Dance Garden: Presented by Bud Light with music and entertainment from Sony.
- Athlete Alley: Drinks, games, and various LGBT+ San Diego athletic organizations.
- Prism: Art, Literacy, and Recovery: Community art, culture, and recovery resources.
- Recovery Village: LGBT+ organizations providing support and resources.
- Burner Village: Dynamic and interactive art village
- Trans Pride Village: Trans, nonbinary, genderqueer and intersex community resources.
- Children’s Garden: Fun activities, prizes and snacks! For children under 13 and families.
- Youth Zone: Hosted by Pride youth, you’ll find youth-centered resources and activities.
The annual two-day festival, held July 13 – 14 in Balboa Park, draws in over 45,000 visitors and offers 100+ musical acts across four stages alongside vendor booths, educational and art exhibits, cultural presentations, free HIV testing, delicious food and more. The Saturday Stonewall headliner is LGBTQ advocate, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer King Princess and the Sunday headliner is LGBTQ advocate, pioneer, and iconic Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge. Previous San Diego Pride performers include Ke$ha, TLC, Kathy Griffin, JoJo, Kim Petras, Margaret Cho, En Vogue, Estelle, Ruby Rose and Big Freedia. For a map of the festival click here to learn more about the festival and here for the festival map.
All proceeds from the festival and parade support San Diego Pride’s LGBTQ-centered philanthropy and year-round education and advocacy programs.
“We are about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that gave birth to the international Pride movement. We don’t have Pride because we’re free. We have Pride because we’re not. Our collective efforts all year round now culminate in the creation of intentional space for our community where for a weekend, a day, a few hours, or a moment – our people can revel in joy.” said Fernando Z. López, executive director of San Diego Pride. “This year’s theme is “Stonewall 50: A Legacy of Liberation.” Our events are a reflection on and celebration of the Stonewall generation, their activism, and all that our community has gained through their efforts. We all benefit from that legacy, and if we approach our own lives with intention, we can build on their successes to leave a better world for those who come next.”
San Diego Pride is dedicated to ensuring that all of our guests experience a wonderful weekend. To make this possible, we have created an array of features designed to make Pride and its events accessible to everyone. Information & resources for accessibility at Pride for each event is available here: sdpride.org/accessibility/. We strive to make your visit enjoyable and accessible; if you are unable to find information for an accommodation, a service, or if you have a general question regarding accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival general admission tickets are $20 for single-day admission and $25 for a weekend pass. All day of GA tickets will be $30 at the entrance. VIP tickets are $175 in advance or $200 at the entrance, if not sold out. Discounted senior general admission passes are available at the box office. Volunteers and youth high school-aged and younger will be admitted free. Meet & Greet tickets are available for King Princess and are sold out for Melissa Etheridge. View the full entertainment lineup at www.sdpride.org/lineup.
San Diego Pride was formed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, which produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego in 1975 to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street. San Diego Pride was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1994.
About San Diego Pride
San Diego Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which has distributed more than $2.7 million in the advancement of its mission: “fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.” You can learn more about the organization by visiting sdpride.org.