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 2022 Pride Month ideas for young families in the comments!
All month, Pride cookies at Arizmendi, Emeryville. The most cheerful (big) rainbow shortbread cookies will bring smiles to faces of all ages. 4301 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville.
Try a Pride Sundae at Humphry Slocombe in Berkeley or Oakland. The sweet treat includes cotton candy, edible glitter and Froot Loops. 2948 College Avenue, Berkeley or 2335 Broadway, Oakland.
Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 10 am to 5 pm. Filoli Pride Weekend includes fluttering ribbons, a rainbow walk, and all the colors in the garden. Learn more >
Sunday, June 12, 10 am to 1 pm, Community PRIDE Bike Ride. Join Rich City Rides for a family-oriented bike ride in Richmond. It is free to join but RSVP is requested. Gather at Unity Park, 1605 Ohio Avenue, Richmond, CA.
Friday, June 17, starts at 6:40 pm. Oakland A’s play the Kansas City Royals and celebrate Pride. The free fan giveaway is a special A’s hat. See the schedule.
Sunday, June 19, starts at 10:30 am. Join Our Family Coalition at the Frameline Film Festival for a family matinee showing of Lightyear. The showing takes place at The Castro Theatre and families must register in advance. Reserve seats >
Friday, June 24, 1 to 5:30 pm. Kick off SF Pride Weekend with the Trans March at Dolores Park. This youth and family space will be welcoming you but requests RSVP to manage capacity. Join Our Family Coalition, OFC, at the Intergenerational TransNation Booth where you can learn about diverse gender stories, create gender buttons, speak with a voice coach who can help you shape your voice into the expression you want, and even get made up in gender-affirming makeup by trans artists and drag queens/kings!
Saturday, June 25, starts at 10 am. Clayton Pride Parade. This inaugural 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.
Sunday, June 26, 9 am to noon. SF Pride Parade. March begins at 10:30 am but we’re gathering early to reduce stress and increase the fun. Bring snacks, water, wagons, and other goodies to keep the kiddies occupied. Should be a wonderful day but check the website for all the restrictions (like no bags over 18″x18″). Look for a family garden near the Asian Art Museum from 11 am to 4 pm hosted by OFC. RSVP to join.
More Family-Friendly Pride Events for East Bay kidsNo Events
All month long, read books that teach and celebrate LGBTQ Pride from the Berkeley library >
September 12 Oakland Pride Parade & Festival. Save the Date! Lots more details to come.
[Photo Credits: Heather Flett and Sharon McCutcheon]