A Family Rainbow: 6 Pride Month Celebrations for Kids

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Families come in all shapes, sizes and colors of the rainbow. Show your support for the LGBTQ community this Pride Month at the many kid-friendly events around town. While some of the celebrations are for grown-ups only, Pride Month is brimming with happenings just for kids. From a kids dash to craft workshops to a special screening of a favorite animated flick, there are plenty of family activities where you can proudly show your kids what Pride is all about.


photo credit: John Viet via SF Pride’s Facbeook page 

LGBTQ Family Day at the Children’s Creativity Museum
When: Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Online: creativity.org

Create your own Proud Family Portrait in the Innovation Lab or record a music video. These are just two of the fun activities happening at the Children’s Creativity Museum on their first annual LGBTQ Family Day. Afterwards, hop on for a spin on the newly restored carousel.

Family Matinee of Mulan at the Castro Theatre
When: Sunday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Online: ourfamily.org

Start your Sunday off with a family-friendly matinee of Mulan. This G-rated film at the Castro Theatre is part of the SF International LGBTQ Film Festival and is free for kids of all ages. Reserve your seat by clicking here.

Rainbow Arts Pride Week at Habitot Children’s Museum
When: June 23-28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Online: habitot.org

Get crafty at Habitot’s Rainbow Arts Pride Week celebration where kids can make rainbow flags, banners, sculptures, and paintings. The Rainbow Pride week art workshops run in the morning and each workshop costs $10 per person with those one and under free.


photo credit: Karen via Flickr

Pink Triangle Ceremony
When: Saturday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m.
Online: thepinktriangle.com

Head to Twin Peaks for the 19th annual Pink Triangle unveiling. The Pink Triangle, a memorial that can be seen from miles away, has been installed every Pride Week since 1996. It commemorates the gay victims who were persecuted and killed in Nazi Germany through the end of WWII.

SF Pride Kids Fun Run
When: Saturday, June 28 at 8:45 a.m.
Online: sffr.org

Before the SF Pride Run kicks off, get those little legs moving at a kids 100 meter dash just for little runners ages eight years old and under. Located at the Polo Fields, the kids run (which is totally free!) begins at the regular start line. For adults looking to run the race, the Pride Run hosts two distances–a 5K and a 10K.

LGBT Family Garden
When: Sunday, June 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Online: sfpride.org

Show your pride away from the overwhelming parade crowd at the LGBT Family Garden located at the south corner of Larkin and Grove Streets. This safe haven for families will feature activities just for kids like craft stations, face painting, games, and a playground to romp around on. This alcohol- and smoke-free family event gets popular so pre-registration is suggested by clicking here.

How will you and your family be celebrating Pride Week? Let us know in the comment section below.