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San Diego Pride Festival 2024: Everything You Need to Know

A guide to the biggest civic event of the year in America's Finest City
2024 San Diego Pride Festival and Pride Week featuring a group of people LGBTQ people after the Pride Parade
Courtesy of San Diego Pride

Each year, San Diego Pride Festival raises funds to support its community philanthropy efforts to foster equality and respect for all LGBTQ communities here and across the globe. Honoring diversity and inclusion in Balboa Park, the fest is the region’s largest civic event, taking place across two days and featuring food and drink vendors, community booths, and five stages of live entertainment.

If you’d like to join in on this year’s festivities, here is everything you need to know about the 2024 San Diego Pride Festival.

When is the 2024 San Diego Pride Festival?

The San Diego Pride Festival 2024 will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, July 21, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where is the San Diego Pride Festival?

The festival will be held at Marston Point in Balboa Park, located at 6th Avenue and Laurel Street, San Diego, CA, 92101.

2024 San Diego Pride Festival and Pride Week featuring music performers on stage at Marston Point in Balboa Park
Courtesy of San Diego Pride

How much are San Diego Pride Festival tickets?

San Diego Pride Festival 2024 tickets are available for purchase online. VIP tickets cost $219 plus service fees and include two-day access, better stage views, four free drinks, and an exclusive entrance, restrooms, and lounge (with free food). Two-day general admission tickets are $38 plus service fees until July 19. 

If you buy tickets at the box office during Pride weekend, expect prices to increase ($239 for VIP and $42 for GA). High-school-aged youth and younger and volunteers who have completed a five-hour shift get in free (though children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult), while seniors aged 65 and up can get $15 passes at the box office.

What to expect at the festival?

The San Diego Pride Festival is a celebration of diversity, inclusion, and the LGBTQ community. The festival features five stages of live entertainment, including music, dance, and drag performances. Hundreds of vendors will be at the event, selling food, apparel, and other products. There are also community resources and booths, where you can learn more about local LGBTQ organizations, services, and support.

2024 San Diego Pride Parade in Hillcrest near Balboa Park featuring a LGBTQ flag banner
Courtesy of San Diego Pride

How can I get involved?

If you’re interested in volunteering at the San Diego Pride Festival 2024, you can sign up on the San Diego Pride website. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles—you might serve as a member of the stage crew or security team or work as an information booth attendant. If you can’t attend or volunteer, donations are accepted here.

Where is the San Diego Pride Parade?

The San Diego Pride Parade starts west along University Avenue at Normal Street. The 1.5-mile course turns south onto Sixth Avenue and continues left onto Balboa Drive, ending at Quince Drive.

2024 San Diego Pride Festival music lineup list

Who is featured on the 2024 San Diego Pride Festival lineup?

  • Todrick Hall
  • Rico Nasty
  • Sheila E.
  • Slayyyter
  • J. Worra
  • Tommy Genesis
  • Kaleena Zanders
  • Nymphia Wind
  • For the Girls ft. Lady Camden, Bosco & Daya Betty

See full lineup here

What are pride donations used for?

Donations help provide virtual youth programming (including Pride’s Youth Leadership Academy) to more than 4,000 LGBTQ children and young adults. They also support groups like the QAPIMEDA Coalition, Black LGBTQ Coalition, and Latinx Coalition, as well as more than 30 LGBTQ programs and events throughout the year.

What items are prohibited at the San Diego Pride Festival?

  • Alcohol (though alcoholic drinks are available for purchase onsite)
  • Bicycles, skates, scooters, or skateboards (though the festival provides free bike storage)
  • Drones or remote-control aircraft, cars, or toys
  • Illegal drugs
  • Laser pointers
  • Outside food & beverages (excepting unopened disposable water bottles & empty reusable water bottles)
  • Weapons

See full list here


By SDM Staff

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