The San Francisco Pride Parade
The San Francisco Pride Parade is a huge event throughout the city, and has been called a “rite of passage” for residents and travelers alike. No matter what your sexual orientation, the celebration includes events for everyone. The theme this year is “Equality Without Exception,” and the celebration takes place June 27-28, with events at the Civic Center at the foot of City Hall, the historic building where Harvey Milk stood more than 30 years ago and gave an address so memorable they made a movie out of it.
Where and When
The actual parade kicks off at 10:30am on June 28, starting at Market & Beale and ending at Market & 8th Street. With more than 300 exhibitors, 200 parade contingents, and 20 stages and venues, the event is the largest LGBT gathering in the entire country.
The event begins on June 27 with a host of local musical talent on the main stage. Take in the music with food and drinks from area restaurants. On June 28, the parade is the main event. Watch contingents from all over the country celebrate their organization and keep an eye out for creative costumes and elaborate floats. Throughout the day, world-renowned performers take the stage, joined by Bay Area entertainers. The Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, Karmin, Solange Knowles, and many more have headlined in the past, so be sure to stop by the stage to see who’s headlining this year.
Don’t forget to stop by the exhibitor booths scattered throughout the event. From tons of food booths to non-profit organizations, each exhibit offers something new and exciting for visitors.
If you’re looking for a way to attend the entire event while saving money, go with a Pride Pass, available here.
The event prides itself on being a safe and peaceful celebration. Therefore, all attendees are expected to follow a few guidelines. Participants should avoid throwing objects into the crowd – even in good spirit. No jumping on or off vehicles in motion, including parade vehicles. And lastly, it is prohibited to participate in the parade when intoxicated by any substance that has mind-altering effects. Failure to comply with guidelines could results in warnings or up to a $500 penalty. The Pride Parade is a happy, peaceful celebration, and no matter how large it gets the organizers hope to keep it that way.
San Francisco Parade Transportation
As you plan to attend the SF Pride Parade of 2015, you will probably need transport. Parking will be limited and expensive, and driving can take away from the fun. Whether you’re coming to town for the event and looking for transportation to and from the airport, or for a ride to and from the event, the Pride Parade makes for a fun day to travel in style. Call Nationwide Limousine Service today at 800-339-8936 for more information on how you can ride to the Pride Parade in luxury.