Yep, it’s that time of year again. Pride Week has hit our fair city and while the happenings are a-plenty, the fun really picks up this weekend when most of the events — from the massive Market Street parade to boutique bashes — go down. We’re on the edge of our seats waiting to ring the alarm, pop the champy, and celebrate with the rest of S.F. So, naturally, we’ve gathered a host of fetes for you to hit up when Friday rolls around. Grab your best rainbow-hued ensemble (or nothing at all) and we’ll catch you there!
Drag Yourself To Pride: Disney Prom Party
We’re not going to lie: They had us at Disney. But, add the prom-theme and Pride into the mix, and well, we’re very happy campers. Dress as your fave princess, prince, or villain and shake your booty (while winning mad prizes!) at this dirty Disney kick-off.
When: Friday, June 22, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street (at Van Ness Avenue); 415-861-2011.
Price: $5 at door.
Good Vibrations Pink Pleasure Party
The ultimate destination for goodies-on-the-go Good Vibrations will be serving up discounts on toys, sweet eats, and tunes on Saturday. So, swing by its shop on Valencia and gear up for a jam-packed fest.
When: Saturday, June 23, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Good Vibrations, 603 Valencia Street (at 17th Street); 415-522-5460.
Sui Generis Pride In Style
Sip bubbly and munch on “better than sex” cupcakes at Castro shop Sui Generis’ can’t-miss Pride party. Not only will there be tunes starting at 11 a.m. (for all you early birds), but a pretty sick raffle is going down, too. We recommend getting your early AM buzz and shop on here before hitting the town.
When: Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Sui Generis, 2265 Market Street (between Sanchez and 15th streets); 415-437-2231.
S.F. Pride Parade
This one is pretty obvious, but you can’t celebrate Pride without marching down Market Street, duh! This is the one surefire way to ring in Pride with a bang. Also, funny woman Sarah Silverman is serving as the Grand Marshal. Catch you there!
When: Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Market and Beale streets to Market and 8th streets
Sundance Saloon After-Pride Country-Western Dance
Those looking to end the weekend with some twang, here you go. The party continues post-Pride at this western-themed dance bash. Strap on your best boots and get to two-steppin’.
When: Sunday, June 24, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Hotel Whitcomb Ballroom, 1231 Market Street (between 8th and 9th streets); 415-820-1403.
Price: $10 at the door.
Photo: Via S.F. Pride/Facebook