SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The 2023 San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration returns to the city this weekend. The annual event will take place June 24 and 25 with this year’s theme being “Looking Back and Moving Forward.”
This year’s celebration features musical headliners Hayley Kiyoko and Princess Nokia. Other performers set to appear at the two-day festival which takes place at San Francisco Civic Center include Shaun Ross, Vincint, Drag Story Hour and Kelechi. Recently crowned SF Drag Laureate D’Arcy Drollinger will host.
SF Pride Parade schedule, route
The annual Pride Parade will be on Sunday, June 25. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will head down Market Street from the Embarcadero to the Celebration at Civic Center, around 8th. There are over 200 contingents set to participate in the parade and it could go on for over three hours, according to SF Pride.
There will also be street closures in effect around the parade and celebration. Closures will begin taking effect Thursday with some lasting through Monday morning.
SF Pride street closures
The following is a complete list of street closures for this year’s SF Pride Parade:
Thursday, June 22:
- Fulton between Hyde and Larkin — All day
- Grove between Polk and Larkin — All day
- Polk between McAllister and Grove — 7 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
- Larkin between McAllister and Market — 7 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Friday, June 23:
- Grove from Van Ness to Hyde — 9 a.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday
- Continuum Way from Golden Gate to end — 8 p.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday
- McAllister from Van Ness to Leavenworth — 8 p.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday
- Hyde from Turk to McAllister — 8 p.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday
- Elm from Van Ness to Polk — 8 p.m. Friday – 6 a.m. Monday
Saturday, June 24:
- Heron from 8th to Berwick — 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Civic Center Plaza – All Day
- United Nations Plaza – All Day
Sunday, June 25:
- Leavenworth from McAllister to Market – 12:01 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sutter from Sansome to Market – 12:01 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sansome from Sutter to Bush – 12:01 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Market from 8th to 9th – 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
There are multiple public transportation options if you are headed to this year’s Pride Parade and Celebration. The Civic Center BART Station is just one block from the center of the celebrations and BART will be running longer trains this weekend to accommodate Pride crowds.