Pride Weekend 2019: Generations of Resistance
The SFMTA is proud to have a contingent in the annual SF Pride Parade. Photo: SFMTA Archive
San Francisco Pride Weekend
Friday through Sunday, various times
Castro and Civic Center
The annual celebration of the LGBTQ community commences this weekend with a parade along Market Street from downtown to the Civic Center. With over 200 parade contingents, 200 exhibitors, plus more than 20 stages, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight revelers will fill up Civic Center for a weekend full of concerts, DJs, performances and speeches. The culminating event of the weekend will then be the grand parade on Sunday morning.
The celebratory weekend kicks off on Friday, as it has since 2004, with the Trans March, one of the largest transgender Pride events of its kind in the world. The march will begin in Dolores Park and proceed to Civic Center and its mission is to inspire and support all trans and gender non-conforming people in order to realize a world of social justice and equality. On Saturday, the annual Dyke March will take to the streets with their message of love, community and solidarity, departing from Dolores Park at 5 PM after their rally that begins at 11 AM.
The marquee event of Pride weekend is without question the world famous Pride Parade --Sunday at 10:30 AM-- which brings thousands of people from all over the world for a jubilant and spectacular show. The parade, with its legion of enthusiastic participants, will begin at Market and Beale streets then travel westward up Market to 8th Street where the parade will terminate.
How to Get There on Muni: Riders can get to the Castro and Dolores Park festivities via the J Church Line, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 33 Ashbury/18th Street, or the 37 Corbett routes.
Those looking to join the celebration at the Civic Center may take Muni Metro to the Civic Center station, the F Market and Wharves Line, as well as the 5 Fulton, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 9 San Bruno, 14 Mission/14R Mission Rapid, 19 Polk, 21 Hayes, 47 Van Ness, or the 49 Van Ness/Mission routes. Due to multiple street closures and service re-routes, it is recommended that you use the Muni Metro subway to either Castro or Civic Center stations to attend all the festivities.
Muni Service Notes: The F Market and Wharves Line, 2 Clement, 5, 6, 7, 8 Bayshore, 9, 10 Townsend, 12 Folsom/Pacific, 14/14R, 19, 21, 25 Treasure Island, 27 Bryant, 30 Stockton, 31 Balboa, 38 Geary/38R Geary Rapid, 45 Union/Stockton routes will have reroutes. The K Ingleside/T Third, L Taraval and M Oceanview lines will operate as two-car trains this weekend to provide extra space for riders to and from events.
Remember that you can take Muni for the entire day for a single $5 fare. The new $5 Day Pass, available on MuniMobile®, is part of Muni’s recent fare changes. The pass is intended to encourage a safe, convenient way to pay your fare and quickly board Muni vehicles, which reduces overall travel time for everyone. The $5 Day Pass is Muni bus, rail and historic streetcars only.
“On Tap” gives you a heads up about the big events in town and what Muni routes and lines will get you to the party. Look for this feature to be posted usually on Thursdays for a look ahead to the weekend. Check out our Weekend Traffic & Transit Advisory for more details.