Long Beach Pride 2022 is BACK After Two-Year Hiatus

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Long Beach Pride 2018 - Photo by Paulo Murillo

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.

Long Beach Pride 2018 – Photo by Paulo Murillo

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

Sunday performances:

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!!!

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Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com
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oscar
oscar
28 days ago

Sadly, after two years ..this years’ LB Pride has turned to mayhem and violence.

Curtis
Curtis
29 days ago

I just checked online a 1 day ticket to the festival is $48 plus a $5 service charge…..I personally think that is way too expensive