June 11: Sacramento Pride Festival
The annual Sacramento Pride Festival & March event returns to Capital Mall on June 10th and 11th, 2023. Join more than 20,000 visitors from all over Northern California for a fabulous two-day event. In remembrance of Stonewall, festival-goers march to the California State Capital each year, returning to the festival between 7th and 3rd streets to enjoy music, performing arts, dancing, and drag queens.
June 25: Pride with Leo and Friends
Pride isn’t just for the adults! Make plans to bring your youngsters to the Sacramento Children’s Museum for the annual Pride with Leo and Friends event. The young and young-at-heart will enjoy games, entertainment, special Pride-themed activities, and more. All families are welcome to the Sacramento Children’s Museum year-round, a proud partner of Museums for All, a nationwide access program that removes barriers for underserved families who want to enjoy the museum’s exhibits and programming.
July 30: Out at the Fair
The celebrations continue into July with the annual Out at the Fair, held at the 2023 California State Fair & Food Festival. Not only can you win prizes at the Miller Lite Grandstand during Drag Queen Bingo, but you can jump in for the group photo at the Main Gate before grabbing a pair of headphones and boogieing down to the Silent Disco.
September 3: Rainbow Festival
Celebrate the end of Summer in Sacramento at the Rainbow Festival with more than 8,000 visitors across Northern California. This annual LGBTQ Community Block Party Fundraiser is held during the Labor Day Weekend. A series of parties and events will delight you in Sacramento’s gay bars and clubs throughout the weekend, culminating in a full-day festival on Sunday, September 3, 2023. More than 8,000 visitors attend the event from across Northern California.