LGBTQ+ Pride activities for families - 510 Families

LGBTQ+ Pride activities for families

Thanks to Our Family Coalition 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.

Rainbow flags above the SF city hall | Photo: Anna Azimi
Rainbow flags above the SF city hall | Photo: Anna Azimi

Wednesday, June 5, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Rainbow Family Night at Habitot. LGBTQ+ parents are invited to join our facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to our families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum.

Tuesday, June 11, 10am to 11:30am Parent-child playgroup (ages 0 to 5) at Destiny Arts. LGBTQ+ parents and little ones can play at interactive circle time, stories, and snacks.

Wednesday, June 19, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Drag Queen Story Hour & lunch at Berkeley Art Center celebrates Juneteenth and having glamourous queer role models. Bring a picnic lunch. Suggested donation of $10.

Sunday, June 23, 10:00am Frameline Family Matinee: Movie and details TBD (previous years have seen the likes of The Lego Movie). Families will enjoy a free screening, healthy snacks, and door prizes. Fun for kids 2-12 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Dressing up is encouraged!

June 24 – 28, 9:30am – 12:30pm Celebrate Pride all week long with Rainbow Arts Week in Habitot’s Art Studio. Explore every color of the rainbow with mixed media and multicolor themed art projects. Make rainbow spin art, rainbow slime, rainbow ribbons, rainbow sun catchers and more!


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

Friday, June 28, 2:00pm – 5:00pm Pre-Trans March playground parky fun at Dolores Park playground SF; family activities start at 2pm with march to follow. Called “one of the best Pride events,” you can spend time and march with trans parents and gender-creative and expansive kids and their families. Youth area will have face-painting and snacks.

Saturday, June 29, 11:00am to 1:00pm Dyke March Playground potluck brunch at Hellen Diller Dolores Park Playground.

Sunday, June 30, 9:00am to noon SF Pride Parade. March begins at 10:30am but we’re gathering early to reduce stress and increase fun. Bring snacks, water, wagons, and other goodies to keep the kiddies occupied. Should be wonderful day but check the website for all the restrictions (like no bags over 18″x18″).

Sunday, June 30, 11:00am to 4:00pm Family Garden at SF Pride March. Celebrate #FamilyPride at the Civic Center Plaza Playground after the parade. Parents can relax while the children play – hands on art activities, face-painting and a playground. Drug-free, smoke-free, and alcohol-free place to hang out with our families.

Sunday, Sept 8 Oakland Pride. Save the Date!

Pride: The next generation of voters and policy-influencers
Pride: The next generation of voters and policy-influencers | Photo: Polly Pagenheart

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.


[Photo Credits: Anna Azimi, Sharon McCutcheon, and Polly Pagenhart]

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