San Diego Pride & Events in July

Barbarah Meireles
San Diego Pride

Welcome to the best pride parade in the US!

The LGBTQIA+ pride month is celebrated in June around the world. What makes San Diego unique is that the main events are going to happen in July (so you have some time to organize your trip).

In this article, you will find the best pride programs and events of 2022. Furthermore, you will also know the most famous LGBTQIA+ bars in San Diego. You can come with your friends, family, and dogs (yes, everybody is welcome)!

The first pride parade happened in 1970

The world started to celebrate pride month because of the necessity to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community through a happy and peaceful celebration. Unfortunately, the violence and the judgment about LGBTQ+ people are still a reality. In this way, participating and engaging in the activities is a kind of support – and with more support, more conscious people are about this social issue. Keep it in mind and come to enjoy it!


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She Fest – Saturday, July 9, 2022 12-6 PM at Hillcrest Flag

She Fest is a woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of women.

Pride 5k – Saturday, July 16, 2022 @ 8 AM

If you enjoy some adrenaline, you should participate. Run the parade route right before the parade starts in our annual Pride 5K!

Parade – Saturday, July 16, 2022 @ 10 AM

The pride parade is always the main attraction of the month – people wait a year for this moment. San Diego’s Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Pride in the United States. The celebration attracts over 300,000 cheering supporters of the LGBTQ community.

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Lez My Choice Party – Jul 3, 2022, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You enjoy at the same time you support women’s rights!

Unite! Music festival – Jul 15, 2022, 10:00 pm – Jul 18, 2022, 9:00 am

The festival will happen in multiple locations

Youth Zone – Jul 16, 2022, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

It is a fun space for young, queer, middle school through high school youth and their allies to celebrate pride

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Gossip Grill:

We visited the bar and we can say that it is an excellent place for women. You can dance, drink and talk to other women without worries. It doesn’t matter if you are lesbian, bisexual, or have other orientations, we are pretty sure that you will feel at home! You should try the happy hour and the drag show!


Games, karaoke & more than 15,000 video clips create a fun & festive atmosphere at this gay bar. Most visitors are men, but you can enjoy it even if you are not a man. On Wednesdays, you can buy drinks for $5! On Sundays, you can enjoy Karaoke.


In this bar, you can find fair prices and wonderful energy. The lights and the shows are super good to enjoy all night.

Click here to see more cool bars in San Diego.

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The best thing about these events is that we have the ITH Adventure Hostel located in Little Italy, super close to all the places you found here – a short walk and voila, you will enjoy the best of San Diego Pride Month. Click here to discover what to do in Hillcrest.

If you want to know more you can check the official website of pride month San Diego right here.

We are waiting for you soon!

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