OC Pride Parade & Festival Things To Do
The annual Orange County Pride Festival brings thousands to the area each year in the name of enriching the identity of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The weekend event falls within Pride Week, which includes a number of events prior to the main event, the OC Pride Parade on Saturday June 25.
The festival is organized by Orange County Pride, an entirely volunteer nonprofit charity. The first OC Pride Parade was held in 1989. This year's OC Pride Parade will be held in Santa Ana. Check back, or at Orange County Pride Week's website, for more details on Pride Week events as they come.
Where to Stay
Stay close to the festivities in Costa Mesa! Costa Mesa's central location is convenient to all major Orange County attractions, including Orange County's world-famous beaches. With all of this plus our eternally sunny weather, you may never want to leave!
Costa Mesa is near the heart of the South Coast Metro area including easy access to freeways, plus incredible dining and shopping. Book a Costa Mesa hotel at great rates for OC Pride.SEE ALL COSTA MESA HOTELS
Where to Play
Leading up to parade day, explore all that the city has to offer from the arts to dining and nightlife like Orange County’s premier gay men’s bar, Tin Lizzie Saloon - and make sure to stop by STRUT for drag shows, nightly events and a world of fun.
As the biggest and best queer-friendly bar in Orange County, STRUT is the host of the official OC Pride Parade afterparty. Don't miss dancing the night away and celebrating Pride here!SEE ALL COSTA MESA NIGHTLIFE
Where to Eat
Costa Mesa is home to some of Orange County's finest restaurants, plus OC's only three Michelin Star restaurants. With a variety of cuisines from vegan to barbecue, Costa Mesa has you covered as the culinary center of OC. Take a couple days to spend in Costa Mesa and experience not just a vacation, but an Eatcation®!SEE ALL COSTA MESA DINING
Where to Shop
Costa Mesa offers shopping for every style. From world-renowned retailers that define luxury experiences at South Coast Plaza to one-of-a-kind boutiques at The CAMP filled with designs by local emerging artists, visitors will find that fashion and unique style is an essential part of the Costa Mesa lifestyle.SEE ALL COSTA MESA SHOPPING