Pride in Presidio

DATE: Saturday, June 1st, 2024
TIME: 10am - 4:00pm (9:30 Pick Up Brand Merch)
WHERE: Presidio Family Y 63 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129


This is a vibrant celebration of love, inclusivity, and community spirit for the entire family. We'll kick off the festivities at the Presidio Community YMCA, embarking on a joyous stroll through the scenic Presidio. Our destination? The highly anticipated Pride in the Park event at the Presidio Trust Tunnel Tops! Imagin a kaleidoscope of colors, laughter, and unity as we march together in solidarity. But that's not all! This event is a true feast for the senses. Complimentary Pride-themed Y swag and program information will be available, ensuring you're decked out in the most fabulous attire for Pride season. 

We invite individuals and families of all ages to join us in this celebration of diversity and acceptance. Let's paint our Presidio rainbow and show the world that at the Y, we embrace love in all forms! 

Activities for the Day

9am – 10am: Presidio Y for swag and walk to Tunnel Tops @ Presidio Family Y

  • Join our Y team of LGBTQIA+ Staff and members as we gear up and begin our walk to the Tunnel Tops. We will be led by the first openly gay male President and CEO of the YMCA nationwide, Jamie Bruning-Miles! 

10am – 3pm: Roving Ranger Mobile Park Truck @ Western Lawn

  • Meet the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Roving Ranger, a popular community engagement vehicle that connects people to parks and parks to people! Think a “Nature Pop-Up” on wheels that has a wide variety of interactive activities that inspire awe, wonder, and curiosity about local nature!

10am – 3pm: SFPL Hormel LGBTQIA Center Tabling and reading nooks @ Western Lawn

  • Read and learn with the Hormel Center as you explore Queer books for all ages along with library giveaways and more!

10am. – 2pm: Presidio Community YMCA Tabling and Bike Smoothie Machine @ Western Meadow

  • Get-to-know the Presidio YMCA, dive into Queer ecology, and get a free pass to the Y.

11am – 12pm: Drag Story Hour @ Campfire Circle

  • Drag Story Hour celebrates reading through the glamorous art of drag. San Francisco’s chapter network creates diverse, accessible, and culturally inclusive family programming where kids can express their authentic selves and become bright lights of change in their communities. Drag Story Hour envisions a world where kids can learn from LGBTQ+ stories and experiences to love themselves, celebrate the fabulous diversity in their communities, and stand up for what they believe in, and each other.

10am – 12pm: Queer BIPOC History Hike @ Western Lawn

  • Connect with other black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) folks as we walk along trails and enjoy the beautiful views our parks have to offer. Let’s learn about local plants, connect on our shared Queer ancestors, and come together in community together. (Low/medium difficulty. About two miles long. Dogs on leash welcome!)

1pm – 4pm: Music Connects Foundation’sTea Dance Celebration @ East Meadow

  • Bathe in the sun and enjoy beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge while dancing to soulful House music in celebration of our amazing BIPOC LGBTQIA+ community. Our musical journey will be curated by DJs Brown Amy and Jason Godfrey with a live performance by Tobirus Mozelle.
  • “Tea dances” (or T-dances) are historical gathering spaces for the queer community, started in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. These dances served a crucial role in LGBTQ+ history, providing a space for connection, self-expression, and community during a repressive time. In 1979, The EndUpbegan “Church”, a gathering that became the LGBTQ+ community’s tea dance on Sundays in San Francisco.


Additional Info

Pride in the Park is an intentionally Queer event. That means this event provides a space of belonging, kindness, empathy, patience, exploration, celebration and joy. All are welcome here, and the LGBTQ+ community is centered. RSVPs are not required for this event, but they're appreciated as they help us prepare.

The Pride in the Presidio event is helped organized by the Music Connects Foundation, San Francisco Public Library Hormel Center, Presidio YMCA and Drag Story Hour in collaboration with the Partnership for the Presidio.




How do I get to the venue?
The Presidio Go Downtown Shuttle provides free roundtrip service to the Presidio on weekends. Public transportation is available via the Muni 43 bus the Presidio Transit Center next to the Main Parade Lawn. Or take the Muni 30 to Chrissy Field near Sports Basement and walk over Presidio Tunnel Tops.

Will there be parking at the venue?
Parking spaces are limited. We encourage you to carpool, walk, bike, use rideshare or take public transportation to the park.

Are dogs allowed?
Yes! Dogs are allowed, but they have to be on leash.