29th annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride celebration on May 19 & 20, 2012 from 11 am – 10 pm along Shoreline Drive. Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration has become one of the premiere Pride events nationwide now attracting over 80,000 participants over two days. The Festival Celebration includes seven large dance areas including a main stage which has featured musical artists such as Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson, Maya, and India.Arie.
“Handicap Access” Access Drop Off & Pick up: 400 E. Seaside Way . Access Sign will be at drop off and pick-up. This is the Open Lot at the End of E. Seaside Way.
Guarantee Reserve Parking Spot for Only $8.00.
Entrance to the festival is $20. (Each Day) Children under age 12 are FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. No children under age 12 allowed on festival site after 5:30pm. Active military personal with valid Military ID may be admitted free upon request at the gate. There are three entrances to the festival, MAIN GATE (on Shoreline Drive south of Ocean) PINE GATE (On Shoreline Drive & Shoreline Village) LINDEN GATE ( From the Convention Center parking lot.)
Parade on Sunday: Parade steps-off is at 10:30am on Ocean & Temple Ave. Parade proceeds west along Ocean Blvd. to conclude at Alamitos Blvd. near the Festival grounds. Parade Volunteers are always welcome, and are asked to report to the Volunteer Check-In at Ocean & Coronado.