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JOIN US – JUNE 2, 2018 @ NOON

Join us for our 31st annual Sonoma County Pride Parade on June 2, 2018, in downtown Santa Rosa on 4th Street. Parade states at noon, followed by our Pride Festival from Noon to 8PM. This year’s theme is Together We Rise. The idea behind the theme is to combat hateful rhetoric and policies of the current national political leadership and to stand behind the people of the community who feel threatened by the words and actions of others who have been emboldened by the last election. The event will also embrace people who have been traumatized and dislocated after the recent tragic fires that devastated the county and surrounding areas. The entire event will be about joining together to resist bigotry and discrimination and helping the community to heal and rebuild.

grand marshals

Grand Marshal
Alec Mapa played the role of Adam Benet on the popular prime time show Half & Half, as well as, Suzuki St. Pierre on Ugly Betty and Vern on Desperate Read More
Alec MapaGrand Marshal

Alec Mapa played the role of Adam Benet on the popular prime time show Half & Half, as well as, Suzuki St. Pierre on Ugly Betty and Vern on Desperate Housewives. He recurred as Renzo on Switched at Birth.

In 2013, Alex debuted in his own one-man show, Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy which was made into a concert film and premiered on Showtime.

Visit Alec’s website to learn more him and to join him on social media.http://www.alecmapa.com/

Don’t miss America’s Gaysian Sweetheart!
An Evening of Stand Up Comedy with Actor and Comedian ALEC MAPA

parade route

judges

Dianna L. Grayer PhD., LMFT
Dianna L. Grayer PhD., LMFT is a multi-talented woman with vision. Dianna, a Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice located in Petaluma, loves to work with clients who want Read More
Dianna L. Grayer PhD., LMFT
Dianna L. Grayer PhD., LMFT is a multi-talented woman with vision. Dianna, a Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice located in Petaluma, loves to work with clients who want to heal, change, and grow. She is an author, professor, workshop creator and facilitator, playwright, and co-hosts Living Proof, a radio show on KRCB’S Outbeat Radio. She has produced and directed her LGBTQ+ play, Private Lives Private Lies in 6 different locations around the North Bay (and another is coming July 21 & 22 in Cotati). For fun she writes, enjoys nature, plays Pinochle and bowls in the LGBTQI league in Rohnert Park!

Judging Criteria and Awards

  • Judges will be selected from the community by the Parade committee.
  • Each unit will be judged on its overall presentation and the judges’ decision will be final.
  • Awards will be granted to three places in each judging category.
  • Performances in the parade are only allowed at the Judges stand (On Fourth Street at E Street) with a limit of one (1) minute. Stopping the parade to perform in other areas of the parade may result in being pulled from the parade lineup without refund.
  • The awards will be presented on the Festival Stage at 3:00pm, June 2, 2018. If the winner is not present the award will be held by the parade committee and the winner contacted to receive their award.

Judging Categories:

  1. Best Use of Pride Theme: Together We Rise
  2. Most Creative & Original
  3. Best Overall

Awards in each category:

  1. First: Pride Disco Ball Trophy
  2. Second: Pink Rotating Star Trophy
  3. Third: Award Plaque

schedule

Our 2018 schedule of events is still in development and subject to change

  • Pride Comedy Kick-OffStarring TV Star Alec Mapa / Laugh Cellar
  • LGBTQI Sonoma County History Exhibit UnveilingReception / Downtown Santa Rosa
  • Discover Santa RosaSave $$ While Shopping at Downtown Santa Rosa Businesses / Downtown Santa Rosa
  • 12:00
    LGBTQI Sonoma County History ExhibitDowntown Santa Rosa
  • 12:00
    Sonoma County Pride ParadeDowntown Santa Rosa - Fourth Street
  • 12:00
    Sonoma County Pride FestivalOld Courthouse Square, Downtown Santa Rosa
  • Party At The RiverR3 Guerneville, CA
  • Pride Sunday To Do ListBrunch. Matinee. Shop / Save $$ While Shopping at Downtown Santa Rosa Businesses
  • OUTwatchWine Country’s LGBTQI Film Festival / Third Street Theater, Downtown Santa Rosa

travel information

We've tried to make planing your visit to Sonoma County Pride easy. Here is some local hotel, travel details you might find helpful.

Ground Transport

By Bus, By Smart Train or By Car

Accommodation

Where to stay is always important when planning a trip.

Cafe & Restaurant

As for any trip, you need to know where to eat!

FAQs

The Sonoma County Pride planning committee is working hard to finalize details for this year’s Pride events. Once we have finalized the details we will publish FAQs and answers in this location. Thank you for your patience.

What should I wear? – Be festive! Wear lots of color! Don’t be afraid to show your pride and wear rainbows and tons of color! Be sure to dress comfortable, and remember it could be warm so be sure to wear sunscreen!