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Your ultimate guide to San Diego Pride 2018

Here's everything you need to enjoy a great San Diego Pride!
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SDPIX - San Diego Pride 2017

Well here it is once again San Diego Pride and there is a reason why America's Finest City boasts one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the country, just look at everything there is to do. Of course, you have the formal Pride events such as the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, the Parade, and the Music Festival, but there is so much more to the weekend and we don't want you to miss a single thing. 

So bookmark this handy-dandy guide on your smartphone and you'll have everything you need to enjoy the weekend. We have even included a map. Click on all the links below to find out more information.

Pride of Hillcrest Block Party

Get ready San Diego, the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party is back, and this year it's a free event. The celebration is presented by iHeart Media and San Diego County Credit Union and is inclusive adhering to the theme: “Find Your Home Here.” This will kick off San Diego Pride immediately following the Spirit of Stonewall Rally on Friday, July 13, from 2 pm until 11 pm at the Pride Plaza.

San Diego Pride Parade

San Diego Pride Parade draws more people than Comic-Con each year and generates millions of dollars to the local economy. The parade sees an estimated 200,000 people; Comic-Con, 135,000. This year the parade starts on Saturday, July 14. 

Pride Music Festival

Following the Pride parade at noon on Saturday, crowds will make their way to the festival in Balboa Park to enjoy entertainment across four stages with 40,000 fellow Pride-goers. It's the Pride Music Festival and this year the iconic group TLC is headlining along with many other number-one artists including Kim Petras, JoJo, and Le1f. 

LE Parties events (throughout the weekend): 

Plunge into Pride weekend 2018 with the many exciting events LE Parties has in store for you in San Diego this July. LE Parties out-do themselves every year and set the mood for Pride. This year, they are pulling out all the stops with a new venue and some great special guests. 

LE Parties' new host hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Mission Valley is all about the pool, and it's only a trolley stop or rideshare away.

UNITE! Music Festival (throughout the weekend):

UNITE! Music Festival is pulling out all the stops to start Pride weekend with a BANG and unleashing Italian maestro Danny Verde for it's open to Pride called Trade, and then get into their signature party OVERDRIVE and close out the weekend with Masterbeat's The Club.

Porto Vista Hotel

The Porto Vista Hotel has always been one of the gems of San Diego. It's a place for the community to spend some time, have some drinks and socialize to kick off your Pride weekend on Friday, July, 13.  

Joe Whitaker Presents for Pride

Joe Whitaker knows how to throw a party and San Diego Pride is no exception. This year he and Man Upp are bringing back the very popular adult male party DILF to The Rail to kick off the weekend on Friday night. Then on Saturday, July 14, there's the Happiness Pride Tea Dance followed by "Escapade" Sunset Boat Cruise. 

Hale media wishes everyone a happy and safe Pride!

Friday, July 13

12 pm to 5 pm Splash Pre-Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

2 pm to 11 pm Pride of Hillcrest Block Party

11 am Pride Friday at Baja Betty's

12 pm to 2 am San Diego Pride at Pecs

1 pm to 5 pm San Diego Trans Pride at Balboa Park

1 pm to 2 am Pride Friday at Urban Mo's

4 pm to 7 pm Pride Cigar Social at the Rail

5 pm Pride Friday at Hillcrest Brewing Company

6 pm to 10 pm SDPIX Presents Top of the Bay at the Porto Vista Hotel

6 pm to 7 pm San Diego Pride Spirit of Stonewall Rally at the Hillcrest Pride Flag

6 pm to 10 pm Rob Benzon Foundation Pride Launch Party

6 pm Pride Friday at Gossip Grill

7 pm Womxn's Annual Pride Dance at the Sunset Temple

7 pm to 2 am Pride Kick-Off House Party at #1 Fifth Avenue

8 pm to 2 am DILF San Diego Out & Proud Pride Party by Joe Whitaker Presents at the Rail

9 pm to 2 am Noche Del Diablo Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

10 pm to 4 am Unite Music Festival: Trade Noir at Spin Nightclub

10 pm to 4 am Impact Circuit Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

9 pm to 2 pm SubWOOFer San Diego Pride Party at the Merrow

9 pm to 2 am Pride T.G.I.Flicks Friday at Flicks

9 pm to 3 am Electro Pop Pride at Rich's

9 pm to 3 am Nudies Pride

Saturday, July 14

9 am to 11 am San Diego Women's Pride Brunch at Gossip Grill

9 am Pride Saturday at Baja Betty's

9 am Pride Saturday at Hillcrest Brewing Company

9 am to 1:30 am Pride Saturday at Urban Mo's

10 am to 2 pm 4th Annual Pride Parade Viewing Party at Flicks

11 am San Diego Pride Parade

11 am to 5 pm Pride Parade Party at Rich's

12 pm to 10 pm San Diego Pride Music Festival

12 pm to 7 pm Techniche Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

4 pm to 9 pm Happiness Pride Tea Dance & Escapade Sunset Cruise at Hornblower Cruises & Events

9 pm to 2 am The Red Pride Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

11 am Pride Saturday at Gossip Grill

11 am to 10 pm Summer of Love: Pride 2018 at Uptown Tavern

12 pm to 4 pm The Children's Garden at the San Diego Pride Festival

12 pm Pride on the Pier at Broadway Pier

12 pm to 2 am San Diego Pride at Pecs

12 pm to 9 pm Pride Parade Party at the Rail

​12 pm to 2 am Pride Lollapalooza Party at #1 Fifth Avenue

8 pm to 2 am Pride Saturday Night at Flicks

9 pm to 2 am Furrageous San Diego Pride Party at the WorldBeat Cultural Center

9 pm to 5 am Pride Massive at Rich's

10 pm to 4 am Circuit Daze at the House of Blues

10 pm to 8 am Unite Music Festival: Overdrive at Spin Nightclub

Sunday, July 15

10 am to 1 pm Pride Drag Yourself to Brunch at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

11 am to 9 pm San Diego Pride Music Festival

11 am to 7 pm Heat Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

9 am Pride Sunday at Hillcrest Brewing Company

9 am to 1:30 am Pride Sunday at Urban Mo's

10 am Pride Sunday at Baja Betty's

10 am Pride Sunday at Gossip Grill

10:30 am to 12 pm Pride World Forum at Balboa Park

12 pm to 2 am San Diego Pride at Pecs

12 pm to 12 am Pride Sunday at the Hole in the Wall

12 pm to 2 am Pride T Sunday Funday at #1 Fifth Avenue

2 pm to 8 pm Pride Sunday Funday at Flicks

3 pm to 9 pm Souleil/Techniche Pride at Rich's

3 pm to 8 pm Pride Afternoon Tea Dance at the Rail

10 pm to 9 am Unite Music Festival: Masterbeat at Spin Nightclub

4 pm to 11 pm The Zoo Party at the San Diego Zoo

4 pm to 8 pm Pride Sunday Disco at Brick Bar

9 pm to 3 am Stripper Circus Pride at Rich's

10 pm to 4 am Fete Accompli at the House of Blues

Monday, July 15

9 am to 1 am Party on the Patio Pride Recovery Monday at Urban Mo's

11 am Pride Monday at Baja Betty's

11 am Pride Recovery Monday Industry Party at Gossip Grill

12 pm to 5 pm Free Industry Day Pride Pool Party at the DoubleTree Mission Valley

12 pm Pride Recovery Monday at Hillcrest Brewing Company

12 pm to 2 am Industry Pride at #1 Fifth Avenue

9 pm to 2 am Manic Monday Pride Edition at the Rail