Santa Cruz Pride Events

Celebrate Pride Month with virtual happy hours, marches, exhibitions, webinars, and collaborations throughout Santa Cruz County.

2020 Pride Goes Virtual

It's time to celebrate. Pride has returned! There is something for everyone as we virtually celebrate the 46th year of Santa Cruz County Pride festivities. We'll be updating this list with all the pride happenings throughout the month June. Be sure to share this list with friends, coworkers, and beyond. If something is missing please email us at to have it added.

Nothing can stop our PRIDE!
¡Nada detendrá Nuestro Orgullo!

Presented in collaboration with the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Pride, and Queer Cruz.

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“Pride is about visibility; with visibility comes acceptance... We’re not interested in tolerance from the community, we want acceptance.”

Nahum Rivera, Watsonville Pride Coordinator, 2015

Look Back at Pride

Santa Cruz Pride 2020 was held over the weekend of June 5-7th, 2020.

Thanks to the hundreds of you that sent in your photos and 30-second videos and to those who organized “social distancing” pride activities.

Listed below are various ways of viewing our Santa Cruz Virtual Pride 2020 Celebration

Listen and Watch the Recordings (Parade videos, photos, interviews and entertainment)

View by Sections: Parade videos, photos and entertainment combined via YouTube

View by Type: Parade Videos, photos, entertainment separated via YouTube

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Visit the Exhibition

Explore the important contributions, impact, and history of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Cruz County in our first 100% virtual exhibition.

This list is presented alongside the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Pride, and Queer Cruz.

In the News

New Exhibit Highlights Local Role in the Push for LGBTQ+ Rights

"The exhibition is not only designed to illuminate the struggles against discrimination and homophobic hostility. It’s also meant to evoke the good times as well, the sense of solidarity and shared experience in the LGBTQ+ community in the early days."

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Happy Pride Santa Cruz!

Thank you for supporting these organizations and the MAH. We are looking forward to gathering together in person soon.