Plans are already under way for San Diego Pride 2017.
San Diego Pride and Fabulous Hillcrest are working together for the sixth year in a row to bring the Pride Block Party, in all of its rainbow glory, to life in Hillcrest this July.
Together both organizations will unify their leaderships and return the Stonewall Rally (held in Balboa Park last year) to the heart of Hillcrest alongside the annual Block Party. These events will mark the official kickoff to San Diego Pride weekend.
The Pride Block Party is a community event which includes Hillcrest’s favorite DJs, with a spacious dance area, fun and brightly-lit carnival rides, special guest performances, and two massive bars.
All of the proceeds go towards the maintenance of the Hillcrest Pride Plaza.
"Our community and this country could use a little more unity right now. By bringing these two organizations together over Pride weekend to honor our history and celebrate our accomplishments we’re also highlighting all that is possible when we work together," said Fernando Lopez, Director of Operations for San Diego Pride.
San Diego Pride’s 43rd Spirit of Stonewall Rally will celebrate LGBTQ community leaders and will also serve as a call to action for the challenging work that lies ahead.
Trans Pride will march towards the iconic Hillcrest Pride Plaza to join hundreds of others in a ceremonial Pride Flag raising.
“I am so happy that the Stonewall Rally is returning to Hillcrest this year," said Benjamin Nicholls, Executive Director of the HBA. "Unity is so important as we go forward in an ever more uncertain and difficult world. I know the businesses of Hillcrest are excited to be part of the kick off of Pride 2017."
The Spirit of Stonewall Rally is free and open to the public!
General admission for the block party are on presale for $20, and VIP passes are on sale for $45.
Hillcrest Business Association & San Diego Pride present the Pride Block Party and Spirit of Stonewall Rally on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 6 pm to 11 pm.
This event will be held at the Hillcrest Pride Flag located on University Ave and Normal St.