Pride on the Peninsula: a guide to Pride Month celebrations in the South Bay

Pride Month stands as a powerful celebration of love, identity, and resilience within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Pride Month began Thursday, June 1 with flag raisings in the Bay Area and across the United States in support for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Join the South Bay community as they gather to embrace the LGBTQIA+ community through a kaleidoscope of June events.

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Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

When: June 9, 2023, at 12 p.m. 

Where: Santa Clara City Hall Quad Area, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara 

About: Join community as the City of Santa Clara raises the Progress Pride Flag over City Hall in 7th annual LGBTQIA+ Pride Month ceremony. Learn more here.

Silicon Valley Pride Block Party

When: June 10, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Where: Holiday Inn San Jose-Silicon Valley, 1350 N First St., San Jose

About: Immerse yourself in a dynamic celebration, featuring resource fairs, electrifying drag performances, talented musicians, DJs, and a pool party. Learn more here.

Viva Calle Pride

When: June 11, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: SoFA Market, 387 S 1st St., San Jose

About: Viva Calle San Jose in partnership with Silicon Valley Pride and Filco Events presents Viva Calle Pride. An event to celebrate Pride Month with fabulous drag artists and DJ. Learn more here.

California’s Great America Pride Day

When: June 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Where: 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara

About: Explore the famous Northern California theme park at Pride Day, featuring family-friendly festivities, various stages, food, vendor, and entertainment options. Learn more here.

Pride Bar Crawl

When: June 18, 2023, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Where: Mac’s Pub, 39 Post St., San Jose

About: Members of the LGBTQIA+ 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. Learn more here.

2023 Sunnyvale Pride Event

When: June 22, 2023, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Historic Murphy Avenue, Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale

About: Join the community on Murphy Ave (closest to Evelyn) for a free, public casual celebration. Art Feature by the Sunnyvale Art Club. Swag, Prizes, Music, Mom Hugs, and more here.

Pride Party

When: June 23, 2023, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The View Teen Center, 263 Escuela Ave., Mountain View

About: An afternoon of fun, inclusion, and celebration of pride! Scavenger Hunt, Snow Cones, Rainbow Snacks, Pride Giveaways, Rainbow Crafts and more Happy Mayhem! Learn more here.