Celebrating Pride Month in Long Beach

Long Beach LBGT+ Pride

Celebrating 40 Years of Love, Music & Community

Get ready to paint the town rainbow because Long Beach Pride is back and better than ever, celebrating four decades of love, unity, and unapologetic self-expression! What began as a modest gathering forty years ago has blossomed into one of the city’s most anticipated events, drawing more than 80,000 people each year. 

Mark your calendars for May 18th and 19th as the Marina Green park transforms into a kaleidoscope of color and sound. This year’s theme, “Rhythm of the Rainbow,” celebrates the universal languages of love and music, promising a weekend that will be music to your ears and a feat for your activities. 

From Dawn ‘til Dusk: A Weekend of Festivities

The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. each day, with the festival grounds open until 10 p.m., ensuring nonstop and vibrant excitement. Immerse yourself in live music, enjoy delicious food, and prepare to be entertained by myriad live performers. 

A Parade to Remember: Marching Towards Equality

Join the jubilant procession on Sunday morning as the Pride Parade takes center stage at 10 a.m. Floats, performers, and proud marchers, will make their way along Ocean Boulevard, spreading love and acceptance with every step. The parade route stretches from Lindero Avenue, by the Long Beach Museum of Art, to Alamitos Avenue, and the parade is a spectacle you won’t want to miss. 

Run for Price: Lace Up and Show Your Support

You can also start your Sunday off on the right foot by participating in the annual Pride Run, beginning at 8 a.m. at the corner of Junipero Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or prefer a leisurely stroll, there’s something for everyone with 5K and 10K runs, as well as a 5K walk. 

Join the Celebration: Be A Part of History

Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or simply believe in the power of love and equality, Long Beach Pride welcomes everyone with open arms. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary celebration of diversity, resilience and unity. Visit LongBeachPride.com for details on this year’s festivities and performances. 

With the festival around the corner, grab your friends, dust off your dancing or walking shoes, put on your sunscreen and prepare to make some memories that will last a lifetime at Long Beach Pride 2024. 




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