Celebrate Pride with Kids in the Bay Area

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Celebrate LOVE this Pride month! From Pride parades to baseball games and drag queen story time, there are plenty of colorful and creative ways to have some family fun, all while supporting the rights, protections and acceptance of our LGBTQ+ friends and family! Keep reading for a few of our favorite fabulous options.

Filoli Pride

The historic house and garden will burst into rainbow color as Ribbons of Remembrance flutter outside and rainbow floral arrangements adorn the inside. At 11:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday, gather around and listen to Filoli’s resident drag queen read fun family-friendly stories. Other weekend activities include the Rainbow Walk Estate Trail (one mile hike to learn about the symbolism of colors in the Pride flag), the Little Green Cyclo Food Truck and the Bluebird Bar (where you can enjoy a Pride-themed cocktail and relax in the shade of olive trees). June 4 & 5, 2022

Oakland A’s v. Kansas City Royals

Celebrate Pride Night at the ballpark! Five dollars from every ticket sold through this special event link will benefit the Oakland LGBTQ Center. June 17, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

San Francisco LGBTQ + Pride

Back for it’s 52nd year, San Francisco Pride is returning to the Civic Center. It’s fun, free and open to all! June 26, 2022
Where: Start: Market/Beale Street; End: Market/8th Street

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Drag Queen Storytime with Per Sia

Come ready to be entertained! Drag Queen extraordinaire, Per Sia, is a Latinx non-binary storyteller and youth educator. They’ll be reading at a number of Bay Area locations. You and your little ones will not want to miss it!

  • May 31, 2022: Diamond Branch / Oakland Public Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave Oakland
  • June 14, 2022: Rockridge Branch | Oakland Public Library, 5366 College Avenue Oakland
  • June 14, 2022: West Oakland Branch | Oakland Public Library, 1801 Adeline St, Oakland
  • June 15, 2022: Piedmont Ave. Branch | Oakland Public Library, 80 Echo Ave, Oakland
  • June 25, 2022: Main Library | Oakland Public Library, 125 14th St, Oakland

First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Rainbows

The rainbow is both a natural phenomenon and a symbol for LGBTQ+ Pride. Come to the Chabot Space & Science Center and learn about the science and cultural significance of rainbows! For example, how are they formed? What do the colors in the rainbow flag stand for? Activities and demonstration will make this a super fun learning experience. Tip: The Café will be open for dinner and beer and wine is available for visitors 21+. June 3, 2022, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

San Mateo County Fair Family Pride Day 2022

San Mateo County Fair will be celebrating Pride with the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. More event details TBD, check website for more details. June 5, 2022

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Pink Triangle Ceremony

Head to Twin Peaks for the annual Pink Triangle unveiling and watch SF Mayor London Breed push the pink button. The lit Pink Triangle can be seen from miles away and it’s stood proud every Pride Week since 1996. It commemorates gay victims persecuted and killed in Nazi Germany through the end of WWII. June 1, 2022

SF Pride Kids Fun Run

This annual Pride Run features a 5K, 10K, and Kids’ Dash. A distance for everyone! Get your family’s legs moving in an exciting way while also helping raise money for LYRIC: Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth! Saturday, June 25

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

The Children’s Discovery Museum’s 8th annual Proud of My Family event is a true family affair. Offering activities like rainbow streamer crafts, a visitors parade, a live performance and more, the opportunity to learn about family diversity will be plenty and fun! June 4, 2022

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Queer Trans Asian Pride – A Community Gathering

Celebrate Asian Pride with fun, food, films and performances by Asian Queer Trans artists. This community gathering honors Queer, Transgender, Gender Non-Binary, Intersex, and Asian Pacific Islanders during API Heritage Month. Be a part of the community! June 4, 2022
 
 
This FREE event includes a full day of activities throughout the museum, a scavenger hunt and slime making in the Secret Garden. You won’t want to miss it! June 5, 2022

 

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