What’s Going on for Long Beach Pride Weekend 2016
This weekend marks the opening of the 33rd Annual Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade. Known for its boisterous crowd and colorful nature, this festival is a Southern California favorite and draws thousands of visitors into the city every year. This years theme is Solidarity Through Pride and the festival once again hopes to raise awareness and understanding for the entire LGBT community.
The festival runs this Saturday and Sunday and is jammed packed with live music, parties and contests to keep you plenty busy. The most well known part of this two day event is the Pride Parade, which runs down Ocean Blvd. on Sunday morning. The parade starts at 10:30 am, but get there early because it can be crowded and parking is a challenge.
The parade is free to attend, and tickets to the festival can be purchased at LongBeachPride.com
Below is a list of popular events to consider during your Pride weekend.
SATURDAY – Dej Loaf, Havana Brown, Sexual Deviants, Bite Dance, Deejay Tish, Santos de Los Angeles, Delta Work, Ido Politi, Kevin Dekimpe, Wasi
SUNDAY – Neon Trees, Trans Chorus of LA, Rocky Rebel, New Season, DJ Mike Bryant, Cheer LA, Alexx Mack, Corday, Adam Barta
SATURDAY – DJ Michael Moves, Kickers Cloggers, DJ Rosa
SUNDAY – DJ Michael Moves, Kickers Cloggers, LA Wranglers, Honey County, DJ Rosa
SATURDAY – Goodboy, Jack Pharoah
SUNDAY – Femme A, D. Painter
SATURDAY – Elvis Crespo, Lady Phizz, DJ, Eksel, DJ Rubin, Danza Azteca Grupo Cuahtli, Barby Comedia, Paquita, Amy Y Su Sonora, Ana Carla Sinclair, Show Celia Cruz
SUNDAY – Ivy Queen, Lady Phizz, DJ Twolips & MC JPlay, DJ Arnold, Brenda La Guzman, Banda Nueva Imagen Del Valle, Carmen Rios, La Academia, Samba Angles, Invasion Latina
Urban Soul Stage
SATURDAY – Deejay Spinn, Ronnie D Ron, Lady Cultura, Deejay Key Key, Kalypxo & Hym, Deejay Boom, Micah Tron, Deejay Ghen,
SUNDAY – Kristina DeBarge, Deejay Scarlett, Cesar Lopez, Deejay Keebler, Deejay Spank, Deejay Jiji Sweet
The Pink Party – Friday May 20, 7-11pm at WE Labs at the Packard
Teen Pride – Friday May 20, 4-9pm at Long Beach Pride Festival
The Wahlberg Group