San Diego Gay Pride Parade and Festival

Saturday, July 29 2006
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hillcrest area
Normal St. and 6th down University ave
San Diego, Ca

Parade route: Rainbow Mile: University Avenue between Normal St. and 6th down to Ivy Lane.
Over 200 floats and contingents the Parade is the largest civic event in San Diego.

The 32nd annual San Diego event is open to all persuasions.
It's become one of the largest gay pride celebrations on the West Coast. And not only that, the San Diego Gay Pride Celebration is embraced by the entire San Diego community. Want proof? The annual three-day celebration, taking place July 28-30, attracts over 100,000 people to Hillcrest, North Park, downtown and Balboa Park, both gay and straight. It's nice to know we are, indeed, a tolerant community.

Statement by Jeeni Criscenzo, Candidate for Congress, 49th District:

"As the November election nears, no doubt marriage equality will again be brought up in an effort to divide the American people. Jeeni Criscenzo believes that "the vast majority of Americans are tired of these wedge issues" and that, as people, "we are all magnificent manifestations of the Creator, deserving of respect and equal rights."

Events, parties and rallies take place throughout the area during the event, but the main attraction is Saturday's Gay Pride Parade,July 29, where over 100,000 people line the streets of Hillcrest and Balboa Park to see what can only be described as a fabulous spectacle. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of University Ave. and Normal Street in Hillcrest and heads down University, then down Sixth Avenue towards Balboa Park.

Free Shuttle Service to Rally, Parade and Festival!
Link HERE.

Gay Pride Website LINK HERE.

Pride Festival in Balboa Park has become one of California's premier Pride events, and is San Diego's largest civic event. Highlights include: Country Western Village with dance floor and Saloon, hiNrg dance floor, three Beer Gardens, Children's Garden, Senior Connection, Leather Expo, Coffee Exchange, Youth Hangout Space, and Rhythms of Nations dance tent, Art of Pride (LGBT local artists), and over 300 vendors.

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