This year’s 32nd annual Sonoma County Pride Celebration spans three days of events and activities designed to appeal to a large diversity of tastes as well as to invite our neighbors from the entire bay area to join the weekend fun. Our festival will be returning to the fabulous downtown Santa Rosa on Courthouse Square.
Our theme this year is Year of Love – 2019. In 1967 thousands of young people from around the country descended on the bay area for the summer of love. Rejecting cultural pressure to conform, they were determined to MAKE change happen and create the world they wanted to live in. The world has never been the same.
Starting with our Pride Festival, join Sonoma County LGBTQI Pride as we reimagine that summer for a new generation through a season of events and activities that celebrate diversity and queer culture and inspired by that spirit of freedom and LOVE! For Parade Details Click Here
Sonoma County Pride is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community celebrate for Sonoma County, CA.
2019 entertainment lineup
Entertainment Brought to you by:
Main Stage Entertainment
Our Entertainment committee is working on the line up and we will be updating it shortly once everyone is confirmed! So Exciting!
Community Stage Entertainment
New this year to Sonoma County Pride is our Community Stage, offering a platform for local artist to show off their talents! This stage is going to be located at the west end of Fourth Street @ B Street in front of the Santa Rosa Plaza. Interested in preforming for the LGBT community of Sonoma County? Please submit your information here
North Bay LGBTQI Timeline
Knowing Our LGBTQI History Illuminates the Path to Our Future
Take a trip down memory lane… and learn more about how the LGBTQI community has evolved in this county. Sonoma County has long been a friendly and welcoming home to LGBTQI people. In the 1970s, lesbian and gay culture flourished here. The Gay Liberation and Lesbian Feminist movements created grassroots organizations and leaders, businesses and social groups dedicated to coming out and establishing ourselves in public spaces. LGBTQI people moved to Sonoma County from other less welcoming areas to enjoy the freedom created here.
Did you know?
In the 1960’s there was a gay and lesbian bar in Guerneville.
In the mid 1970s there was a lesbian trucking team (that would be 18 wheeler!)
that operated as part of Red Clover Workers Brigade out of Santa Rosa.
By the late 1970’s Gay men from everywhere came to the Russian River to play
and to live.
The devastating AIDS epidemic changed the way we think about and experience
community, forever. We learned to care for each other in ways that have made
us stronger and more connected.
The International Intersex Movement started right here in Sonoma County.
This first year, The North Bay LGBTQI Timeline highlights the transformative years of 1970 to 1990. This collection of images and descriptive narratives will amplify your experience of PRIDE!
DO YOU HAVE PICTURES OR STORIES YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? LET US KNOW! EMAIL US!
We've tried to make planing your visit to Sonoma County Pride easy. Here is some local hotel, travel details you might find helpful.
By Bus, By Smart Train or By Car
Where to stay is always important when planning a trip.
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.
Are Dogs Allowed?– dogs are allowed so long as they are on a leash and well behaved. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after them. Please take into consideration that we expect a very large crowd and there will be music and controlled chaos.. Some animals might be stressed.