The Sacramento LGBT Community Center produces Sacramento Pride Weekend events

Sacramento Pride Weekend events are produced by the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. Our mission is to create a region where LGBTQ+ people thrive. We work to support the health and wellness of the most marginalized, advocate for equity and justice, and build a culturally rich LGBTQ+ community. Pride is our largest community engagement event of the year, gathering more than 20,000 people throughout the weekend to celebrate LGBTQ+ arts, culture, and activism. Net proceeds from the events support year-round services at the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, making up approximately 2.5% of the Center’s annual budget. For more information on the impact of our work, visit the Center’s website.

After cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to present a full-scale in-person Sacramento Pride March and Festival, June 11-12, 2022. Capitol Mall will be transformed into an LGBTQ+ village and entertainment zone with bars, vendors, and music stages that feature International Stars, Drag Performers, and live musical acts. On Sunday, community comes together for the Pride March from Southside Park to the State Capitol, complete with floats, signs of solidarity, and marchers in remembrance of Stonewall and continued demonstration of advocacy.

Since 1979, Sacramento Pride has commemorated the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street, a critical tipping point in the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. In the decades since, Pride marches, parades, and festivals around the world have evolved to both commemorate the struggle of the Stonewall era and celebrate the progress we’ve made in the fight for equity and justice in the decades since. We remember the victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre and the murders of trans women every year. We acknowledge this land was, and still is, the Tribal land of the Nisenan and Plains Miwok people and that AAPI community members faced extreme discrimination and violence during the pandemic. Sacramento Pride is the region’s largest and most inclusive celebration of diversity, advocacy, LGBTQ+ culture, and community building in Sacramento Region, providing an incredible and safe opportunity for visibility and action.

Sacramento Pride 2023 will feature the Pride March Sunday, June 11, a two-day festival on June 10-11 on Capitol Mall, and a multitude of community partner events throughout Pride Month.