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6 Tips for SF Pride!

June 18, 2017

SF Pride: Here are 6 tips for the weekend

Whether you’re a Californian or an out-of-towner, you know how iconic San Francisco Pride is! As a long standing mecca and safe haven for the LGBTQ community, San Francisco and its Pride celebrations commemorate this fact along with its legacy and culture of liberation. And let’s not forget that it’s always a blast!

Happening Saturday and Sunday June 24-25, here are 6 tips on how to take on SF Pride:

  1. Arrive a little early on Sunday and stake out a spot on Market St. near Civic Center for great views of the parade—it starts at 10:30am. You can even buy tickets for grandstand seating if you want to ensure a good view!
  2. For an unforgettable party experience, get tickets to the official VIP party at City Hall! Happening Sunday, 2-5pm.
  3. If this is your first time celebrating, get a Pride Pass! You’ll receive access to grandstand seating and the VIP party, along with discounts and free admission to the GLBT History Museum, a walking tour of the historic Castro district, Castro Tattoo, Good Vibrations, and much more.
  4. Local tip, get yourself some interestingly shaped cookies and Pride themed baked goods at the famous Hot Cookie in the Castro!
  5. Not everything Pride related is exclusive to Sunday! Catch the Dyke March (Rally at 11am, March at 5pm) in the Mission and a celebration at Civic Center Plaza (12pm-6pm) on Saturday June 24.
  6. Walk around! There are hundreds of things happenings everywhere and you’re bound to have fun where ever you go, whether you’re hanging out in the Mission District (El Rio Bar, Dolores Park), Castro (Lookout Bar, Badlands Club), around Civic Center plaza (official Pride celebrations, downtown parade and bars) or anywhere else in the city.

We hope that’s enough to get you started! And if you want more guidance on specific events, check out this piece from San Francisco Travel.