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LGBTQ+ Pride Month Activities for Families

Thanks to our awesome East Bay community for helping us to assemble these great family-friendly Pride Month activities. Here are some tips for straight allies looking to join the rainbow, glittery festivities.

Share your favorite 2023 Pride Month ideas for young families in the comments!

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They’re getting ready to march with rainbow hair and rainbow flags | Photo: Sharon McCutcheonPexels

Family-Friendly Pride Events for East Bay kids

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Rainbow ribbons flutter between the trees on the first weekend of June | Photo: Filoli

Pride Month Events for Families in SF & Beyond

Pride Weekend at Filoli

Saturday and Sunday, June 3 & 4, 10 am to 5 pm, Woodside. Filoli Pride Weekend includes fluttering ribbons, a rainbow walk, and all the colors in the garden. Learn more >

Clayton Pride Parade

Sunday, June 4, 10 am, Clayton. This 2nd Annual parade and festival will be marching down Main Street in downtown Clayton. Families are welcome to picnic in the park during or afterward. Find details >

Pride Family Storytime & Parade

Wednesday, June 7, 10 am to 11:15 am, Castro Valley. Gather at Castro Valley Library to celebrate Pride Month with a craft, storytime and parade. Space and supplies are limited. Reserve a space >

Arts + Rec Celebrates PRIDE at Bedford Gallery

Friday, June 9, 10 am to 2 pm, Walnut Creek. This all-ages PRIDE event celebrates creativity, diversity and self expression. Families can enjoy story hour and musical numbers from Miss Rahni NothingMore. Plus, participate in arts & craft stations, hands-on activities, and snacks. This is a free event, but attendees must reserve a ticket in advance. Learn more and reserve tickets >

Frameline Film Festival Family Movie Matinee

Sunday, June 17, 10:30 am, San Francisco. Join Our Family Coalition at the Frameline Film Festival for a family matinee showing of Elemental. The showing takes place at The Castro Theatre and families must register in advance. Reserve seats >

Trans March

Friday, June 23, 6 pm, San Francisco. The Trans March will take place at 6 pm, departing from Dolores Park There are events in the park earlier in the day. More info >

San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade

Sunday, June 25, starting at 10:30 am, San Francisco. The Parade/March will travel through the heart of downtown San Francisco beginning at 10:30 am. Afterwards, visit the Pride Family Garden sponsored by Our Family Coalition as part of the Pride Celebration Festival. Learn more >

Pride Day Concert

Sunday, June 25, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, San Francisco. Listen to the Golden Gate Band performance during a LGBTQ+ Pride Day concert. Visit website >

rainbow shortbread cookies on a plate
These rainbow shortbread cookies are for sale all June for PRIDE at Arizmendi Emeryville | Photo: Heather Flett

Pride Month Eats

Pride Cookies at Arizmendi

Traditionally, the bakery serves up the most cheerful (big) rainbow shortbread cookies that will bring smiles to faces of all ages. Available throughout June. 4301 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville.

Try a Pride Sundae at Humphry Slocombe

Berkeley, Oakland, or Bay Street – Emeryville. Historically served up every June, the sweet treat is totally unique and delicious. 2948 College Avenue, Berkeley; 2335 Broadway, Oakland; or 5614 Bay St ste 234, Emeryville.

Order a Strawberry Shortcake Shake at Super Duper Burger

Berkeley, Concord, or Emeryville Public Market. Order a strawberry shortcake milkshake at this delicious fast food chain to support the trans community. Super Duper Burger will donate 10% of all purchase from this seasonal shake to Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project for the entire month of June. 2355 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley;  Diamond Blvd, Ste J 100, Concord; or 5959 Shellmound St, Emeryville. Learn more >

LGBTQ Resources and Organizations

All month long, read books that teach and celebrate LGBTQ Pride from the Berkeley library >

Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy. For more activities, see their evolving calendar of Pride events for families.

September 12 Oakland Pride Parade & Festival. Save the Date! Lots more details to come.

[Photo Credits: Heather Flett and Sharon McCutcheon]


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1 thought on “LGBTQ+ Pride Month Activities for Families”

  1. Thank you THANK YOU, for posting pride events for families. Now more than ever, it is so important for kids to see and celebrate families like their own. I applaud you!

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