Pride Events in the US

Pride festivals and parades are a fantastic opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community to assemble and celebrate pride and culture as they fly the LGBTQ+ Pride flag high. The event offers a unique opportunity to advocate and demonstrate for rights such as equality, same-sex marriage, and honor.  

The Pride events commemorate rights activists that fought for the rights of LGBTQ+ community. FlixBus is here to ensure you arrive at the Pride events in comfort, style and on time.

Attending an LGBTQ+ Pride event using FlixBus offers you an opportunity to not only see the city, learn its history and landmarks, but it also connects you with other like-minded community members. All you have to do is pack and plan your transportation with FlixBus.

  • Dallas Pride, TX: June 1-2, 2019
  • Pride Houston, TX: June 22, 2019
  • Pride San Antonio, TX: June 29, 2019 @ Crockett Park
  • San Francisco Pride (SF Pride), CA: June 29-30, 2019
  • NYC Pride, NY: June 30th, 2019
  • San Diego LGBT Pride, CA: July 12-14, 2019
  • San Jose Pride (Silicon Valley Pride), CA: August 24-25, 2019
  • Oakland Pride, CA: Pride September 8th, 2019
  • Greater Palm Springs Pride, CA: November 1-3, 2019

San Francisco Pride – June 29-30, 2019

The San Francisco Pride celebration is a festival and a parade that is held at the end of June every year in the city of San Francisco, California. The Pride parade in San Francisco is one of the largest gatherings in the LGBTQ+ community in the United States. The event has been held in San Francisco since 1970 and the two-day celebration boasts itself of having more than one million attendees.

The 2019 edition of the festival will be held on the 29th and 30th of June.

The colorful event will begin on Saturday the 29th at noon. Those who decide to go on the 30th of June 2019 should strive to arrive at the San Francisco pride festival by 11:00 AM.


Parade Schedule: 

SF Pride Parade will take place on Sunday the 30th of June on Market Street. The start is expected from Embarcadero at 10:30 AM and the march will arrive to the Civic Center.

Pride Celebration schedule:

  • Saturday 06/29: 12 PM - 6 PM, Main Stage, Latin Stage
  • Sunday 06/30: 11 PM – 6 PM, All stages.

The SF Pride festival is filled with pomp and color and features different stages and the main stage with world-class entertainment from different artists. The event also features various speakers and advocates known for their contribution to the LGBT community.

Some of the notable stages in the festival include different music genres, entertainment, and public speakers. Latin stage, women’s stage, the family garden, the Freedom Village, the INDIE Oasis among others.

The celebration has food vendors and refreshments. The Pride festival features more than 200 exhibitors. On some events, it has featured a parade of motorcycles. The festival’s highlight is on Sunday morning.

The theme for this year’s event will be Generations of Resistance. The event will be free to attend. You can easily reach the Pride location with FlixBus.

More info on SF Pride official page.

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San Diego LGBT Pride – July 12-13, 2019

The San Diego Pride festival is the largest single day event in the region and the largest LGBTQ+ Pride in the United States. The two-day event attracts more than 200,000 participants and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community.

The event is slotted to take place on July 12th – 13th of 2019. The celebration is characterized by a colorful crowd which celebrates and honors the community at the San Diego Parade in Hillcrest. The 2019 festival will be held at Marston Point in Balboa Park, on Saturday ending on Sunday.

Parade Details:

The theme for this year’s event is Stonewall 50: Legacy of Liberation. Those who are planning to attend the event should be at the venue at 10:00 AM. The parade will begin at the Hillcrest Pride flag at the Normal Street and University Avenue. The procession will then turn south on the 6th Avenue and left on the Balboa Dr. Event will culminate at Quence Dr. The event is free for all including those who are not members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Festival Details:

This year’s edition of the event will include diverse entertainment such as concerts, conferences, workshops, yoga classes, an art exhibition to commemorate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, and much more.

The minimum number of expected attendees for this year’s show is 40,000. The event is headlined by notable guest artists and entertainers like King Princes, Movement Stage which has Hip-hop Music and a Latin Mundo Latino Stage and Melisa Etheridge who have graced many National Pride Day.

This year’s celebration will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall chaos and riots that will remember and honor the generation for their activism and overall roll in the LGBTQ+ community. The event will feature the famous Unite Music Festival with various artist lined up for performance.

The San Diego Pride festival brings people from all walks of life together to dance, live, and laugh together. Attendees have an easy way to go to the pride festival by booking for a trip with FlixBus. 

More info on San Diego Pride official page.

Palm Springs Pride - November 01-03, 2019

Palm Springs is often referred to as a Mecca for the LGBTQ+ in California. The event is slated to take place from November 1st, 2019 until November 3rd, 2019 in various locations in the Palm Springs.


Palm Springs Pride schedule:

  • Friday 11/01: Stonewall Equality Concert from 6 PM to 10 PM on Arenas Rd.
  • Saturday 11/02: from 11 AM to 11 PM in Downtown Palm Springs and Arenas Rd.
  • Sunday 11/03: from 10 AM to 4:30 PM in Downtown Palm Springs and Arenas Rd.

The parade of this year's Palm Springs pride celebration will take place on Sunday the 3rd from 10 AM until noon by the Uptown Design District at Tachevah and Palm Canyon Dr. and will then proceed to Museum Way.

The festival offers a diverse line up of many events. The celebration has several notable exhibitions and cinema and some significant stories about the LGBTQ+ community will be told through the big screen.

Attendees of the Palm Spring Pride celebration get a chance to watch the best in the LGBTQ films and documentaries, which represents various types of cultures. Award-winning films will be showcased in theaters in Palm Springs.

The event has grown to become one of the most significant pro LGBTQ+ events in the US since it's launching in the 1990s. The celebration features many events and competitions that cover the needs of all the attendees.

Notable events on the day include drag queen, bartender battles, a bed race, art fairs, booths and a brunch which comes with snacks and meals.

Music lovers are in for a treat with after hours, dance nights, and live concerts with deejays and bands which represent different music genres. The event has a female-oriented party that will include sun-soaked parties by the pool, late night dancing, and a comedy show.

The white party takes place on Saturday night. Attendees are advised to plan for the event for them to enjoy free entry to the festival towards the end of the parade route.

The famous Prime Canyon Drive will be closed due to huge traffic. The drive will be converted into a vigorous, vibrant, pedestrian, friendly Pride festival.  The attendees can go to the beverage gardens and access all sorts of things like jewelry, snacks, and sweets.

The beautiful Downtown Palm Springs will serve as a gathering spot for friends, family and those visiting to be part of The National LGBTQ+ Pride Day. The event will have food vendors, exhibitors, and non- profit Organizations.

More info on Palm Springs Pride official page.