Lots of fun events surround Davis Pride weekend in June
March 12, 2023
(From press release) The rainbows return to Davis’ Central Park in June for the ninth annual Davis Pride Festival. The community-focused, family-friendly weekend includes a skate night, fun run, music festival, drag queens, vendors and more – June 3 and 4.
The events, produced by the Davis Phoenix Coalition, follow the theme “I am Davis Pride.” This year, Davis Pride’s presenting sponsor is BluPeak Credit Union. The highlights of the weekend include:
- Skate with Pride, starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. The free night will include a disc jockey, disco lights and food trucks. Skating will be under the Davis Farmers Market Pavilion in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, downtown.
- Run for Equality at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. It includes a 5K and 1K run/walk from Central Park. Registration is $25 until May 28 and $30 after.
- A community fair kicking off the Davis Pride Festival at 10 a.m. on June 4. It continues until 5 p.m. in Central Park with educational booths, food, drink, and vendors coordinated with the assistance of Davis Craft and Vintage Market.
- A music festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Sunday, with local and international bands, choirs and a drag queen revue. This year’s music headliner is Northern California favorite Tainted Love – The Best of the ’80s Live.
- A Ride with Pride bike party ride starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23, from Central Park.
Other activities are taking shape, including:
- Volunteers painting rainbows crosswalks around Davis’ Central Park early on the morning of Sunday, May 28.
- The committee is working with various community organizations to develop an LGBTQ+ job fair, happy hour, pride brunch and other events for May and June.
June is International LGBTQ+ Month. Davis Pride events are coordinated by an all-volunteer community formed by the Davis Phoenix Coalition, a nonprofit that works to foster diversity, eliminate intolerance, prevent hate-motivated violence, and support LGBTQ+ youths in Davis and surrounding communities. The coalition was founded in the aftermath of a 2013 anti-gay attack on Davis resident “Mikey” Partida. Proceeds from Davis Pride events support the coalition’s anti-racism and anti-bullying campaigns, support to LGBTQ+ youths and their families, and outreach with area police departments, churches and schools. To donate, go to https://davisphoenixco.org/donate.
For more information about the event, or becoming a sponsor, exhibitor or volunteer, visit https://www.davispride.org/. To learn details as they unfold, follow Davis Pride on Facebook and Instagram.
Hey - I see children in that audience.
My attempt at a humorous observation.
Posted by: Ron O | March 12, 2023 at 11:27 AM
"Hey - I see children in that audience."
Are the male children proud?
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"Are the male children proud?"
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