Pride by the Beach
October 13, 2018
Join in celebrating Pride at the largest coastal Pride festival in California. The first Pride event had 800 attendees and now crowds of up to 8,000 are expected. Located in the heart of Downtown Oceanside at the Civic Center plaza, the all age, family friendly Pride festival will feature a giant game section, main stage performances by local blues sensation Casey Hensley, The Tighten ups and more, in addition to a photo shoot from Stronger Together. There will also be a carnival type youth zone complete with a tot lot. The festival will feature many local artists, live painting by Micheal Summers and panels from the historic AIDS Quilt. Over 100 exhibitors will be in attendance offering resources, Pride gear and flags, candles, jewelry and more. Event is accessible to people with disabilities. Make it a weekend stay in Oceanside! Keep an eye out for Pride flags along Coast Highway for businesses offering discounts through the week.