Long Beach Pride 2022 festival and parade are back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety precautions. The 39th annual pride festivities are taking place Saturday, July 9, 2022 and Sunday, July 10, 2022. The event attracts more than 80,000 participating with 40,000 estimated to show up at the Pride parade along Ocean Boulevard.
The Long Beach Dyke March is expected to kickoff Long Beach Pride on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Long Beach Pride Festival will run from from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Shoreline Drive between Shoreline Village Drive and Alamitos Avenue at Marina Green and Rainbow Lagoon parks. This year’s festival will offer a roller rink, Leather Expo and Transcendence Dome, which is a pop-up museum centered on the trans community and trans women of color.
Teen Pride is also back (must have school ID). Teen Pride brings a Live DJ, Performances and Dancing geared towards LGBTQ+ teens in the Long Beach area in a safe environment.
Advance festival tickets online are $40-$265 plus service fees. Tickets are also available at the box office for each day. Kids 12 and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult Students between 13 and 17, seniors 65 and older, and military personnel and veterans with ID are $15 each day at the box office.
For more information, visit: https://longbeachpride.com/festival/
Saturday performances are as follows:
4:00pm Sonora Tropical performs on the Fiesta Caliente Stage
6:00pm YoYo performs on the Urban Soul Stage
7:30pm Natalia Jiménez performs on the Fiesta Caliente Stage
3:00pm Nira (lead singer of Amor Prohibido Band) on the Fiesta Caliente Stage
5:00pm Gia Banks on the Urban Soul Stage
6:00pm Paulina Rubio on the Fiesta Caliente Stage
8:00pm Iggy Azalea on the Urban Soul Stage
The parade will step off at 10:30 a.m., on Ocean Boulevard at Lindero Avenue and march west to Alamitos Avenue. ‘Jeopardy’ champion Amy Schneider is the grand marshal.
Parade route road closures Sunday include:
Ocean Boulevard between Redondo and Cherry avenues from 4:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ocean Boulevard between Cherry and Atlantic avenues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All north of Ocean Boulevard streets, including Coronado, Paloma, Orizaba, Temple, Molino, Kennebec, Junipero, and Cherry avenues from 4:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All north of Ocean Boulevard streets, including Hermosa, Gaviota, Falcon, Esperanza, Orange, Cerritos, Bonito, Alboni, and Alamitos avenues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All south of Ocean Boulevard streets from 19th Place to Junipero Avenue from 4:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
All south of Ocean Boulevard streets from 15th to First places from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
HAPPY LONG BEACH PRIDE 2022!!!