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40th Annual Santa Cruz Pride PARADE and FESTIVAL

Pride street banner

Schedule of Festivities for Sunday, June 1, 2014    

Parade: kicks off at 11 a.m., starts at Pacific Avenue and Cathcart in downtown Santa Cruz   

Festival: 11a.m.-4 p.m., Pacific Ave. from Cooper St. to Water St.


Join us for our 40th Annual Santa Cruz Pride event
Bring a friend! 




2013 Pride info:


Start your day off with the Santa Cruz Pride Parade parade rollerswDiversity Center board membershich kicks off at 11:00am on the first Sunday of June each year, or better yet come and join the parade!  Complete your parade reservation form to reserve your space in the parade.  The parade moves north on Pacific to Church St. (by the Regal Cinema 9).  Come out and see our Grand Marshals and hundreds of other folks proceeding up Pacific Ave.! 




street dancing

Pride stage

North of Church St., the Santa Cruz Pride street festival will run until 4:00pm on Cooper St., Locust St., and Pacific Ave. (from Cooper to Water).  Stop at the main stage at Cooper St. (in front of Vinocruz at the MAH) and see proclamations from the City and County.  Stroll along the booths on Pacific and see the resources and attractions available in Santa Cruz.  




Pride 2013 THANKS!!

Thanks to all of our supporters:  First Congregational Church (Peace United), Wells Fargo, Tri County Towing & Transport, Out In Our Faith, Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Temple Beth El, CHEER San Francisco, Pure Pleasure, KION, Frog Hollow Farm, The GAP, Target, Teresa Marlow of Monterey Bay Properties, Motiv, Blue Lagoon/Blue Lounge, The Royals, DJ AD, DJ Reb and Rebel Music, Pacific Cookie Company, Streetlight Records, A Brighter World, Starbucks, Cafe Gratitude, Frootie Flavors, Moe's Alley, Pulse Productions, Dynamic Press, Pizza My Heart, Fab Friday, Taylor's Tonics, New Leaf, Staff of Life, Santa Cruz Info Kiosk, Sheldon Wiseman... and the list just keeps growing!

Sponsorship Opportunities

We depend on our sponsors to help us bring PRIDE to our community.   Santa Cruz Pride is run in large part by volunteers, as a program of The Diversity Center, serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning Community of Santa Cruz County.  Sponsor packages are available starting at just $600 and include exposure to thousands of people via booths, stage and the web!  Check out our sponsor packages here! 


We Need Volunteers!

Help make Santa Cruz Pride a success. Volunteer for an hour or two, or for the whole day! Lots of opportunities available. For information regarding volunteering:

or call (831) 425-5422.  Or click here to complete a volunteer form online.

Things to know about Santa Cruz Pride:  

Admission is free.

This is a tobacco-free event.

No outside alcohol is allowed; alcohol available only in designated area. 

Service animals only please.

Any political statements, actions or endorsements made by participants in the Santa Cruz County Pride Parade and Festival are not necessarily the opinions expressed by the Santa Cruz Pride Committee or the Diversity Center.

Details and Applications: 


Proclamation Details

Grand Marshal Details




Check out the press from past years!

2013: Calling All Allies!!!   

Photos by Sarah Mollenbrink




2012: Awesome photos by Bradley Stuart Allen (

2012 parade


Gay Pride Parade organizers seek worldwide acceptance: 38th annual fest draws hundreds to Pacific Avenue (Santa Cruz Sentinel online 6/3/12)



Santa Cruz Pridefestival has new home (Santa Cruz Sentinel online 6/1/12)

Pride Crowd shots 2012


 Santa Cruz Pride PARADE 2012 onYou Tube:

Gay Pride Parade takes over downtown Santa Cruz (KSBW Action News 8 6/3/12)

Pride Parade in downtown Santa Cruz

CHEER Folsom at Santa Cruz Pride 2012

SC Derby Grils at Pride 2012

TDC Board at Pride stage 2012


Santa Cruz Pride STAGE 2012 on YouTube:

Frootie Flavors rocked the street!

Pride Stage 2012

 Thank you to DJ Reb for running an awesome dance area!!!


And another cool thing: check out this important film by Cheri Lovedog!

All American Gender Outlaw

    For More Information: string(49) "Smarty error: mailto: missing 'address' parameter" or call (831) 425-5422. 


  Support the local LGBTQ community! 


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