SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE FESTIVAL
Since the 1960s San Francisco has been associated with the gay rights movement.
Considered by many to be the gay capital of the world, thanks to the city’s liberal tolerance to people of all persuasions, San Francisco also hosts one of the world’s largest Pride festivals. The San Francisco Pride Festival takes place on the last weekend of June and is one of the city’s most exciting festivals. Saturday sees an all-afternoon celebration at the Civic Center before the massive evening party, but the real show begins on Sunday at 10.30am. The Pride Parade runs along Market Street and is a fantastic exhibition of color, dancing and high campness. Traditionally held on the last full weekend of June, this festival is a must for any visitor to San Francisco.