Showing posts with label san jose pride. Show all posts
Showing posts with label san jose pride. Show all posts

Monday, August 21, 2023

Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival this weekend

One of the best parts of living in such a diverse community are the cultural activities we can experience. San Jose has an epic Pride Festival this weekend, but the events actually start today and continue throughout the week.

Silicon Valley Pride started in 1975 as a gay rights rally and evolved into the parade and festival it is today in 1977. I actually did not realize it started that long ago. Today it's the largest Pride celebration in the South Bay and is family and ally friendly. 

The Festival featuring live music and entertainment takes place on Saturday, August 26th from 6pm to 11pm and Sunday, August 27th from 12pm to 6pm. The Parade will be on Sunday from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Tickets are only $5 per day at the door. For more info and the full event schedule, head over here.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Silicon Valley Pride 2017

This is going to be one of those better late than never posts! The Silicon Valley Pride festival is still going on today until 6pm at Plaza De Cesar Chavez in Downtown San Jose. Admission is only $5, kids are free, and I'm sure it will be a blast.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Drag Queen Brunch at SoFA Market

Join the Silicon Valley Pride Drag Queen Brunch at the SoFA Market. Enjoy brunch food, mimosas, live music, and drag queen performances for two Sunday brunch dates leading-up to the SV Pride Parade and Festival in late August.

Bottomless Mimosas will be available from 11am-2pm. Cost is $20 per bottomless mimosa, but patrons get a $5 discount for purchasing a dish from any of SoFA Market's participating brunch eateries.

387 South 1st Street in Downtown San Jose’s SoFA District
Sunday, July 30th 11am-2pm
Sunday, August 20th, 11am-2pm

Brunch reservations begin at 10am. To reserve a table, please RSVP on Facebook. Open seating is also available.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Silicon Valley Pride festivities take place this weekend

Pride kicks off tomorrow in Downtown San Jose with an electronic dance music party on Almaden Boulevard from 6pm to 11pm. Then on Sunday, the parade starts at 10am on Market Street and is followed by a huge festival from 11am to 6pm. There will be food, drinks, cosplay, a family garden, games, and live performances. They are even advertising 7 hours of Pokemon Go lures (why not). For more information and for tickets, head over to

Friday, August 28, 2015

Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival this Sunday!

Silicon Valley Pride is celebrating their 40th anniversary this Sunday with a huge parade and festival. The parade starts at 10:30am on St. John and ends at Park Avenue. Immediately after is a Festival on Almaden Boulevard (entrance at Park Avenue and San Fernando) that runs from noon to 7pm. There is also a family garden with activities for kids from noon to 4pm. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the event.

Purchase tickets here or learn more about the event and see the full lineup here.

P.S. Great logo.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Stats: San Jose Ranks as the #10 Best City of Same-Sex Weddings

With the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act, California cities can now be included as the best places for gay weddings. Those cities will benefit from increased dollars being pumped into the economy for ceremonies and receptions, as well as happier residents that are no longer discriminated against.

San Jose ranked #10 on the list of best cities for same-sex weddings in the country. San Francisco ranked #1, and I will say that is well deserved (there, I paid a rare compliment to SF =).

The rankings are based on 12 different pieces of criteria including the HRC Equality Index, % of gay population, gay bars per capita, florists per capita, bridal shops per capita, hotels per capita, wedding planners per capita (SJ ranked #3), DJs per capita (SJ ranked #4), catering companies per capita, bakeries per capita, and photographers per capita (SJ ranked #3). See the full top 10 list below:

Top 10 List

1.) San Francisco, CA
2.) Seattle, WA
3.) Boston, MA
4.) Minneapolis, MN
5.) Riverside, CA
6.) Washington, D.C.
7.) San D9iego, CA
8.) Rochester, NY
9.) Los Angeles, CA
10.) San Jose, CA

Same Sex Wedding Big Deal list

Source: Movoto Blog

Friday, August 19, 2011

36th Annual San Jose Pride Festival

Info on the San Jose's annual pride event this weekend at Discovery Meadow:

August 20th and 21st will be the 36th annual Pride Festival in San Jose. It is the largest South Bay event to celebrate the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies community. There will be food, vendors, business and non-profit booths surrounding two stages. Martha Wash, Luciana, Lady Bunny, Sherry Vine and the Cheeseballs will headline the entertainment with local acts and DJs filling out the bill.
Saturday is family day and features the Women's Stage, with Free Admission. There will be children's activities in conjunction with the Children's Discovery Museum as well as a rock wall and bounce house.
Sunday is the climax with the headliners and thousands more folks in attendance. Admission is $15 at the gate or $10 if purchased on Saturday or at the Billy DeFrank in advance. Tickets may also be purchased online. Annual religious service will precede the festival at 10 AM Sunday.
We will be working toward Zero Waste Certification this year in conjunction with San Jose Green. Composting and dividing food waste will be featured for vendors and guests. The City Parks and Recreation department prohibits animals, cans and bottles from this event. The park is no smoking per San Jose City law. ATMs available on site. Parking is available throughout the downtown area for various fees. For parking locations visit: The VTA Light Rail station is right next to the entrance, so ride don't drive!
Come Out and enjoy the excitement and offerings that this festival is known for as well as some new surprises! Join your community in Moving Forward Together!

36th Annual San Jose Pride Festival
August 20 & 21, 2011
11 AM - 7 PM
Discovery Meadow
Corner of Woz Way and San Carlos

Sunday Headliners:
Martha Wash
Lady Bunny
Sherry Vine
The Cheeseballs

Free Saturday, $15 Sunday, ($11 online or
$10 in advance at the Billy DeFrank Center or the gate on Saturday)

Parking available
Light Rail to the park
No animals, cans or bottles
No Smoking
Wheelchair Accessible