Downtown Long Beach

Your Guide to Pride Weekend in DTLB

So, it’s Pride Weekend here in DTLB and we’ve got your guide to all things rainbow this weekend, along with some hidden gems you definitely shouldn’t miss. ūüŹ≥ÔłŹ‚ÄćūüĆą

Thursday, May 18

4th and Olive Restaurant Pride Fundraiser

4th and Olive Restaurant and The Center are proud to present an evening with some of Long Beach and the South Bay’s finest choral voices. 4th and Olive will be hosting amazing South Coast Chorale singers to support The Center’s efforts to provide LGBTQ youth with a safe space to grow and develop community and relationships.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Mentoring Youth Through Empowerment (MYTE) program at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.

4th and Olive will provide guests with a special happy hour and shower you with gift cards with every donation. Come in Thursday, May 18th, for a fantastic evening of amazing voices, great food, and delicious wines.

Friday, May 19

Pride Rally

May 19th  7pm-1am

Pride Rally will be held on Friday, May 19th on the Promenade in Downtown Long Beach and goes all night from 7 p.m. ‚Äď 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 at the door, but are available $10 pre-sale for a limited time. This event will also kick off the Long Beach Pride Weekend, as the Pride Rally is the official kickoff to the weekend‚Äôs festivities, while a portion of the proceeds will benefit¬†The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.

A Brief History of Long Beach Pride

Friday, May 19th 6pm-9pm

Join ARTX in celebration of “A Brief History of Long Beach Pride” presented in collaboration with The Historical Society of Long Beach.

2017 Equality Plaza Induction Ceremony

May 19, 11am

Join Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, Mayor Robert Garcia and the Harvey Milk Park/Equality Plaza Selection Committee for the 2017 Equality Plaza Induction Ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at Harvey Milk Park located at 185 E. Third Street 90802. This year’s honorees are Pat Crosby – a former Long Beach Pride President, Denise Penn – a former journalist who covered the LGBTQ community for several publications including Lesbian News, Paul Self – former president of the Long Beach Lamda Democratic Club and Ron Sylvester – a former board chair with the Long Beach LGBTQ Center.

To RSVP for this event please contact Councilwoman Gonzalez’s Office at (562) 570-6919 or District1@longbeach.gov

Teen Pride

Friday 5/19, 4pm -9pm

A free Pride event for LGBTQ+ youth and allies from 13-19 at Rainbow Lagoon Park

Play@ Maya

Saturday, May 20 12pm-5pm

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate Long Beach LGBT Pride in style at LGB2Network’s Play@ Maya. It’s a Pride Weekend Pool Party. Soak up the sun with superstar DJs Dan De Leon and Pacifico and enjoy one of Long Beach’s best views from the gorgeous waterfront pool at Hotel Maya.

Pride Brew & Booze Garden

5/19-5/21 Renaissance – Sip

It’s time to celebrate Long Beach Pride! Join us for live entertainment featuring Queen Califia, guest DJ Vinnie Toma and DJ Akasa as you enjoy our Brew & Booze Garden and party like there’s no tomorrow.Free Admission

Live Entertainment By:
QUEEN CALIFIA MAY 19 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DJ VINNIE TOMA MAY 20 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
DJ AKASA MAY 21 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 20

Pride Festival

5/20   11am Р10pm

Pride Festival takes place at Marina Green and Rainbow Lagoon parks Рan all day festival featuring Chaka Khan / Jody Watley Feat. SRL / Chad Michaels / Tish Hyman / Mann Feat. Lanaamak / Monica / Bre-Z / Taylor Bennett / Ty Herndon / Amanda Miguel / La Chiqui Baby / Kat Deluna / Sonora Tropicana / Mariana Seoane / Selena Tribute Band / Ana Victoria / Maria Jose / Dj Angie Vee / Ashley Thrasher

Overboard LBC’s LB Pride’s Biggest Dance Party

5/20 8pm

On Saturday, May 20th, Overboard LBC puts on another anticipated show at The Queen Mary Ship, bringing in Tel Aviv DJ/producer, Oren Nizri, Ibiza/ New York’s DJ Anthony Mazza, and SoCal’s very own DJ Shane Stiel. Their sets will take you on a musical journey, shifting from tech-house to minimal techno, and be setting a mood that lasts hours on end, especially when you have a custom system on the top deck of the ship.

Sunday, May 21

Pride Parade

10:30 a.m. Sunday at Lindero Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. A tribute to the victims of the Orlando night club shooting nearly a year ago will be held at 9:45 a.m. at the start of the parade at Lindero and Ocean.

The parade heads west and ends at Alamitos Avenue.

Pride Festival

11am – 10pm

Pride Festival takes place at Marina Green and Rainbow Lagoon parks Рan all day festival featuring Chaka Khan / Jody Watley Feat. SRL / Chad Michaels / Tish Hyman / Mann Feat. Lanaamak / Monica / Bre-Z / Taylor Bennett / Ty Herndon / Amanda Miguel / La Chiqui Baby / Kat Deluna / Sonora Tropicana / Mariana Seoane / Selena Tribute Band / Ana Victoria / Maria Jose / Dj Angie Vee / Ashley Thrasher

Pride Run

Sunday, 5/21 8am

The Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach presents the 25th annual Pride Run along the scenic Long Beach beach path. This is a fundraiser and all net proceeds are donated to local charities. The 2016 Pride Run proceeds were donated to Project CARE, The Center in Long Beach, and The Aids Food Store.

If you’re looking for more sights to see while you’re in DTLB for Pride, here’s our rundown of some must-visits while you’re here:

Without a doubt, one of the most happening places in DTLB this weekend will be Hamburger Mary’s. They’ll be having a huge party all weekend, culminating with the not-to-be-missed Glow Party.

Cielo

Stop in here for a view that‚Äôs not to be missed. Grab a taco from the famous ‚Äútaco lady‚ÄĚ and order up a roasted blueberry basil margarita and sit-back and see the DTLB¬†from a different angle.

The Breakfast Bar

Got to Pride early or starving after the parade and need some grub? The Breakfast Bar has you covered. The Eggs Noni will keep you going all day, while a decked out Bloody Mary will start the day off right.

Dark Art Emporium

Look, we can’t post any photos of their “Gay May” exhibit here, suffice to say Dark Art Emporium is one of the most amazingly weird places you’ll ever visit – it’s a must-see.

The first park named after Harvey Milk is a nice place to sit for a minute and take some photos right near the Downtown Promenade.
An East Village favorite, District Wine will serve those well who are looking for a quiet getaway and nice bottle of Rosé for a moment.