Pride events happening around San Jose including Newark Pride tonight


In-person events may still be limited, but it’s not 2020 folks. Various South Bay spots are hosting in-person Pride events this month, as well as virtual events. Hoodline has compiled a partial list of some of the most significant occurring in the region. And stay tuned for Pride of Silicon Valley, coming at the end of August!

Friday June 11: Newark Pride Driving Parade, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The City of Newark’s inaugural Driving Pride Parade will be held at the Silliman Center, 6800 Mowry Ave., Newark. There will be prizes, a photo booth and more. Pre-registration is required; $ 10 per car. More information: www.facebook.com/events/528757305158528

Saturday June 12: San Mateo County Virtual Pride Celebration, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

An online celebration featuring entertainment from BettaWork, Waiting for Frank, Aima the Dreamer and Rebel Kings of Oakland with host Jesús U. For more information: www.smcpridecelebration.com

Sat June 12: Youth Pride Picnic at the Santa Cruz Diversity Center, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

LGBTQ + youth from Santa Cruz County are invited to join a picnic at the Diversity Center, 1117 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. For more information and for RSVP: www.diversitycenter.org/calendar/2021/6/12/youth-picnic

Sunday June 13: Pride Interfaith Service in Santa Cruz, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Calvary Episcopal will host an interfaith worship service, organized jointly with Santa Cruz Pride. Au Calvaire Episcopal, 532 Center St., Santa Cruz. For more information: www.diversitycenter.org/calendar/2021/6/13/pride-interfaith-service, (831) 423-8787


Photo: www.santacruzmah.org

Sunday June 13: Queer Kite Frolic at Capitola, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Bring your favorite kite, gather your pod, and enjoy an outdoor kite on Sunday afternoon with the LGBTQ + community at Jade Street Park, 440 Jade St., Capitola. More information: www.santacruzmah.org/events/queer-kite-frolic

Tuesday June 15: Cupertino Pride FLag-Levée, 10 a.m.

Watch a flag-raising ceremony at Cupertino Town Hall’s Civic Plaza, 10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, where the Pride Flag will be hoisted to fly for the rest of the month. More information: www.cupertino.org/Home/Components/News/News/5334/

Friday June 18: Coast Pride Drive-in movie night at Half Moon Bay: “Inside Out”, 9 p.m.

Coast Pride and Beach Break Entertainment are hosting a movie night to benefit Coast Pride. Doors open at 8 p.m. Behind Notre-Dame du Pillar Church at 400 Church Street, Half Moon Bay. Tickets cost $ 40 / vehicle. For information and ticket purchase: coastpride.org/events/drive-in-movie-inside-out


Source: Pride of Silicon Valley

Sunday June 20: Drag Brunch in San José, 11 am-2pm

Silicon Valley Pride is bringing back its monthly Drag Brunch. Hostesses Alpha Andromeda and Jackie Layshun bring together a rotating cast of drag artists for “over-the-top drag performances”, bottomless mimosas and special SoFa Market restaurant brunches. At 387 S. 1st St., San José. More information: www.svpride.com

Sunday June 20: Black Queer Liberation and Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Cruz, 1 p.m.

Event in the MidTown neighborhood next to the Santa Cruz Diversity Center. Details to be determined: santacruzpride.org/2021prideevents

June 18, 24 and 30: Palo Alto Library Pride-Themed Virtual Children’s Story Hours, 11 a.m.

Join the Librarians at Palo Alto for pride-themed stories, nursery rhymes and songs on Facebook Live. More information: library.cityofpaloalto.org/blogs/post/celebrate-pride-at-palo-alto-city-library/

All month: Pride cocktails for a cause

Buy a special Pride Month cocktail at Eureka! in Cupertino this month, and they’ll donate $ 1 for every item purchased from The Trevor Project. The “Pride Party” cocktail consists of vodka, pineapple, lemon juice and sparkling wine. Located at 19369 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite 130, Cupertino. More information: eurekarestaurantgroup.com/locations/cupertino/



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