Saturday, June 3 will keep revelers entertained and engaged all day long, starting at 11 a.m. with the Sonoma County Pride Parade, celebrating our connectedness and delighting in our diversity. This year’s Grand Marshal Kate Kendell, was at the helm of the National Center for Lesbian Rights for 22 years. Pride’s Honorees in the parade are Santa Rosa Mayor Natalie Rogers, Educational Leader Laurie Fong, Sonoma County Library, and OUTwatch – Wine Country’s LGBTQI+ Film Festival.
The Parade leads to Courthouse Square for the fabulous Pride Festival taking place from 12-5 pm, with live performances by Vassy, Spencer Ludwig, Shake It Booty Band, Cheer SF, DJ John Parker, and DJ Jimmy Hits; hosted by Lolita Hernandez on the Deep Eddy Vodka & Medtronic festival stage. Over 100 exhibitors; artists; food vendors; local, state, and national organizations will offer something for everyone, supported by a variety of sponsors including, Target, Kaiser, FountainGrove Lodge, Keysight Technologies, PG&E, NorCal Radio, Diversified Stage, Fast signs and many other community partners.