Where to Find Pride Events in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

San Francisco will hold its traditional flagship Pride festivities during the weekend of June 25. While San Jose will not have its official Pride events until August, several other South Bay and Peninsula communities are getting in on the action. 

Here are some upcoming events Peninsula and South Bay residents can take part in: 

Pride Tot Shabbat

June 17 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Briones Park

600 Arastradero Road 

Palo Alto

The Jewish Baby Network is holding a joint Shabbat and Pride celebration at Briones Park in Palo Alto. Parents and children are encouraged to dress in rainbow colors and join the group for stories, songs, and movement. Attendees should bring a blanket and picnic dinner. The Network will provide drinks, challah, and grape juice. 

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-tot-shabbat-picnic-registration-336712234357 

Pride Night – Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company 

June 17

4 to 10 p.m. 

935 Washington St.

San Carlos

The Community Foundation of San Carlos will host Pride festivities at Devils Canyon Brewing Company. Attendees can meet with local non-profit organizations, enjoy live entertainment, support Bay Area food trucks, and refresh themselves with cold craft beers. 

Learn more: https://www.devilscanyon.com/events-calendar.html 

It’s Pride Day at California’s Great America  

June 18 

10 a.m. – Midnight 

4701 Great America Pkwy

Santa Clara

The famous Northern California theme park will hold its Pride festivities this Saturday. The day’s events will primarily be family-friendly, featuring various stages as well as food, vendor, and entertainment options. Then late in the evening, only those 21 and over will be able to participate in some after-party activities. 

Learn more: https://festivalnet.com/93214/Santa-Clara-California/Festivals/Its-Pride-Day-at-Californias-Great-America 

Pride Bar Crawl – San Jose 

June 18 

4 p.m. to Midnight 

Start: Mac’s Pub 

39 Post St 

San Jose

Members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies will make their way through some nine bars in the San Jose area to celebrate the beauty of their diversity. Proceeds of the crawl will partially go towards the Trevor Project, the largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. 

Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/320298936839254/ 

Coast Prides’ June Pride Celebration – Half Moon Bay 

June 18 

2 – 6 p.m. 

 785 Main Street

 Half Moon Bay

CoastPride – an organization created by the local community in San Mateo County to improve the support, visibility, and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families – will hold its Pride Celebration in Half Moon Bay. The theme of this year’s event is “Cool World,” and it will be a celebration of 1980s music. The event will include no-host food trucks from Sam’s Chowder House and Tacos San Buena, with beverages from HopDogma and Table Wine, with FishWife Sweets for dessert. There will also be a raffle. 

Learn more: https://coastpride.org/

Bay Area Run Crew (BARC) Pub Run 

June 23, 2022 

Barebottle Brewing Co. 

2520 Augustine Drive 

Santa Clara

The Bay Area Run Crew will hold a Pub run in honor of Pride Month to celebrate the diversity within the local running community. Throughout June, the group will also raise funds to support The Trevor Project, the world’s largest LGBTQ youth suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/490982016047014

San Mateo County Pride Center 5th Anniversary 

June 30

6 – 8 p.m. 


Come virtually to celebrate the San Mateo County Pride Center’s 5th anniversary. The celebration will be MCed by Jesus U Bettawork and feature performances by the ever-popular Drag King troupe, the Rebel Kings! Attendees will hear from county leaders, community partners, founding team members, and community members about the impact of the Pride Center. 

Learn more: https://sanmateopride.org/events/ 

Bay Cities FC “Pride Night” 

June 18

3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

1201 Brewster Ave.

Redwood City

Redwood City’s new professional soccer club will host its first men’s and women’s doubleheader at Sequoia High School Stadium. The club will also show its Pride by donating 15 percent of ticket sales from the double-header to benefit The Trevor Project, a nonprofit focusing on suicide prevention in the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, Bay Area Drag Artist, Entertainer, and Singer Amoura Teese will perform the National Anthem before the men’s game. It will be the first time the club has had a live performance of the National Anthem.

Learn more: https://www.baycitiesfc.com/