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Sonoma County Pride Parade is Proudly Presented by:

STONEWALL TO SONOMA, A HERITAGE OF LOVE
Saturday, June 1, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Fourth Street & Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa

Who doesn’t LOVE a parade? Our 32nd annual LGBT Pride parade, presented by Hansel Subaru will bring a smile to your lips and warmth to your heart. Fun for all ages. Following the Stonewall Uprising, the first “Gay Power” Parades were radical marches, which slowly evolved into the “Pride Celebrations” we see today. The Sonoma County Pride parade is a festive celebration with colorful floats, elaborate costumes and some zany sites you won’t soon forget.

Our parade is for the whole community and everyone is welcome. We invite you to join the parade or enjoy watching one of the greatest spectacles in the North Bay Area. There will be a special commemoration of the Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising during the parade. Details are secret, you’ll have to be there to find out!

master of ceremonies

Eloy is a NorCal native, born and raised in Santa Rosa. He says “hella,” loves horror movies, and has a slight obsession with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.  Eloy’s dreamt of being on the Read More
Eloy Camacho-Panoski

Eloy is a NorCal native, born and raised in Santa Rosa. He says “hella,” loves horror movies, and has a slight obsession with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.  Eloy’s dreamt of being on the radio all his life, so he’s VERY excited to be on Hot 101.7!  Give him a call while you’re working at 636.1HOT!

grand marshals

Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer. Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by pioneer LGBT activist Harvey Milk Read More
Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer. Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by pioneer LGBT activist Harvey Milk and worked in Milk’s City Hall office as a student intern until Milk’s assassination in 1978.

Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983 and founded The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the world’s largest community arts projects, in 1987. HarperCollins published his first book, “Stitching a Revolution,” in 2000.

Jones was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning film, “MILK,” and was the historical consultant for the production. Jones led the 2009 National March for Equality in Washington, DC and served on the Advisory Board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged California’s Proposition 8 in the US Supreme Court.

Hachette Book Group published his new memoir, When We Rise, in November 2016. The ABC TV mini-series inspired in part by stories from Cleve’s book was broadcast in February 2017 with a screenplay by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black.

Jones lives today in San Francisco, California and works as an organizer for the hospitality workers’ union, UNITE HERE. 

honorees

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parade route

judges

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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 1, 2019. 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: Love
  2. Most Creative & Original
  3. Best Overall

Awards in each category:

  1. First: tba
  2. Second: tba
  3. Third: tba

parade contingents

421 Group
Breathless Wines
Church Ladies and Gents for Gay Rights
Food for Thought
Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County
Gary (Buzz) Herme
HPEACE
Hubbub Club
Jim Obergefell
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa
LezResist
lifeworks of Sonoma County
Mike Thompson
North Bay LGBQI Families
Pat Kerrigan
Positive Images
Pride United-United Way of the Wine Country
Redwood Rainbows Square Dance Club
Rhianna Jones
Santa Rosa City Bus
Santa Rosa Junior College
Sebastopol Senior Center
Sista Boom
Sonoma County Democratic Party
Sonoma County Rollar Derby
Sonoma Pride Bowling League
Starbucks Coffee Company
Tom Schwedhelm Mayor of Santa Rosa
TransLife
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Rosa
United Methodist Churches of Santa Rosa
Verity
West County Community Services

As of May 3, 2019

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!

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.

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Stay updated on the 2019 Sonoma County Pride Events! Join us for Parade & Festival on June 1, 2019 

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The 31st annual Sonoma County Pride Parade & Festival will take place in Santa Rosa on June 2, 2018. Join our mailing list and we will keep you informed about our upcoming events.