Silicon Valley Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the South Bay. It started back in 1975 as a gay rights rally and evolved into San Jose Pride Festival in 1976. Next year in 1977, San Jose added its first parade to the celebration. In 2014 San Jose Pride was changed to Silicon Valley Pride, including neighboring cities to encourage unity. It is now the largest Pride celebration of the South Bay and is a family friendly event.
SV Pride’s primary events are the Night Festival on 9/26, 6pm-11pm, followed by the Pride Parade on 9/27, 10:30am-12pm, and the Day Festival on 9/27 at 12pm-6pm, all at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Tickets are $5 a day and purchased at the door.