Silicon Valley Pride: August 26th-27th, 2017

Silicon Valley Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community which started back in 1975 as a gay rights rally and evolved into San Jose Pride Festival in 1976. In 1977, San Jose added its first parade to the celebration.  Furthermore, in 2014, San Jose Pride decided to include neighboring cities with the goal of encouraging unity. As a result, the event was renamed to Silicon Valley Pride. The  festival recently became the largest Pride celebration of the South Bay and is a family friendly event.

In all, that makes 42 years of honoring and celebrating the rights to choose whom we love and spend our lives with! The LGBTQ+ movement has been built on the backs of people who have fought hard for equality and progression. Additionally, SV Pride chooses to honor those individuals and those who have been lost along the way. It is important, now more than ever, to make our voices heard and to celebrate our diversity! As a result, the LGBT community demands not be pushed aside and remains determined not be erased! So come out and celebrate Gay Pride at Silicon Valley Pride on August 26 and 27. Let your rainbows shine!

Highlights:

  • The 2017 sponsors for Pride will be Delta Airlines.
  • Additionally, Kym Sims will be the headlining artist on Sunday August 27th.
  • The Pride Parade starts at 10:00 am in Downtown San Jose.
  • Volunteering is the best way to get involved, click here for more information.

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PRIDE PARADE
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
10:00 am
Silicon Valley Pride Parade starts at 10:00 am in Downtown San Jose. The Parade ends at the main entrance of the Silicon Valley Pride Festival on Cesar Chavez Park! 

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DAYTIME ACTIVITIES 
Day Festival
Sunday August 27,2017
12:00pm – 6:00 pm
This is the place to be after the parade, come enjoy your Sunday at the Day Festival. Enjoy great food and drinks from all over South Bay and enjoy performances by Kym Sims, Milk, and Chi Chi Kat DeVayne. 

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PRIDE AT NIGHT
Night Festival
Saturday August 26th, 2017
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Join the Silicon Valley team and have a great time at the Night Festival at Cesar Chavez Park. There will be music, entertainment and of-course some amazing food.  

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