Silicon Valley Pride festival and parade this weekend

One of Silicon Valley’s biggest annual events will crowd downtown streets in San Jose this weekend with colorful celebrations and a large-scale festival.

Silicon Valley Pride, which has been an inclusive event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community for more than 40 years, takes place at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 1 Paseo De San Antonio in San Jose, through the weekend.

Organizers are placing a high priority on safety this year, given recent events in Gilroy and other cities across the country. Festival entrances will have metal detection processes and bag checks. Bags larger than a backpack will not be allowed into the festival area. Attendees can bring non-alcoholic drinks – including water – which may come in handy with weekend temperatures forecast to be in the low-to-mid 90s.

There is a $5 entrance fee each day.

To see a full lineup of entertainers through the weekend, click here.

Recording artist Macy Gray is the headliner at Sunday’s main stage, where recent RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Yvie Oddly will also make an appearance.

A full schedule of events at 2019 Silicon Valley Pride:

  • Saturday, August 24 – 4 to 6 p.m. – Trans and Friends Rally
  • Saturday, August 24 – 6 to 11 p.m. – Night Festival
  • Sunday, August 25 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – PARADE
  • Sunday, August 25 – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Day Festival

For more information on Silicon Valley Pride, click here.

Sunday’s parade route map: