During the month of June, cities all over the world celebrate LGBT Pride. Sacramento is no exception. Sacramento celebrates the diversity of its citizens and visitors through several Pride-related events throughout the month. As the capital city of one of the most diverse states in the country, Sacramento takes its duty to the LGBT community seriously, year-round. While there are several Pride-related events in June, including Sacramento Pride Festival and Parade, Sacramento remains inclusive of the LGBT traveler and resident all year. LGBT group travelers will find a community that celebrates the diversity of our visitors and provides a tourism experience packed with value, fun, education and an environment that encourages you and your family to be yourselves.
Sacramento’s gay and lesbian visitors enjoy visiting our world-class museums, wineries, nightlife, hotels, adventure and more, Sacramento does feature many LGBT-specific events and businesses.
Some Sacramento LGBT events include:
Sacramento Pride Festival & Parade: Sacramento Pride takes place every June and features a parade, guest speakers, roving entertainment, kid’s fun, food and more. Formerly the Lambda Freedom Fair, it is the oldest and largest gay pride event in Sacramento. This year’s festival and parade take place on June 15. The festival is located on Capitol Mall, where participants can celebrate directly in front of the California State Capitol. If you are interested in attending, click here for a list of hotel specials that include a special rate and 2 tickets to the festival.
Sacramento Rainbow Festival: The Rainbow Festival is an annual street fair that takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and consists of exhibitor booths, food stations and live bands. This festival raises money for charities that have significant importance to the gay and lesbian community.
- Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: The Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival was founded in 1992 and is held each October to celebrate National Coming Out Day. The festival provides funds to several beneficiaries. Their newest program provides completion grants to filmmakers. Click here for more information.
The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau also works with several LGBT featured partners to encourage LGBT tourism in Sacramento. Here are a list of some of our current partners:
International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center
- Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
For more information about Sacramento tourism attractions, please visit our website at www.VisitSacramento.com.
If you are a tour operator interested in bringing an LGBT tour to Sacramento, please email Linda Eldred, Tourism Sales Manager, at LEldred@visitsacramento.com.