While special events happen year-round, there are several LGBTQ events that happen annually. From our popular Pride Festival to BENT - Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival - these events are gaining popularity every year and are attended by out of town visitors and residents alike.

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Holiday Activities

The winter season is a time for togetherness and gratitude, which is why businesses and organizations throughout Sacramento offer holiday programming that celebrates people of all backgrounds, identities and traditions.

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Can’t-Miss Annual Events

Sacramento PRIDE Festival and Parade

Sacramento Pride takes place every June and features a parade, guest speakers, roving entertainment, kid's fun, and more! Formerly know as the Lambda Freedom Fair, it is the oldest and largest gay pride event in Sacramento.

BENT - Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival

BENT Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates the best in LGBTQ films from around the world. The festival has been sharing LGBTQ culture through film and advocating for queer rights for around 30 years. In addition to the annual event, look for several cultural activities throughout the year.

Sacramento Rainbow Festival

The Rainbow Festival is an annual street fair that takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and consists of exhibitor booths, food stations and live bands. This festival raises money for charities that have significant importance to the queer community.

LGBT Wedding Expo

From its inception, the LGBT Wedding Expo has been more of celebration of love and life, than a tried and tired convention of endless booths. Each expo has hosted entertainment like, a fashion show, a DJ, raffle drawings, wine tasting, beer from Hoppy Brewery and even bubbly from Barefoot Wines. The LGBT Expo is certainly not your typical, boring wedding convention!

California State Fair

The California State Fair has been attracting more and more attention over the past years, and for good reason. The State Fair has activities for people of all ages and backgrounds. They even have specific LGBTQ attractions!

Upcoming Events

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Jun 09

Bodi Pozi Musical Comedy

Jun 9, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023 STAB! Comedy Theater
Jun 09

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

Jun 9, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 Big Idea Theatre
Jun 09

Comedy Yachtclub

Jun 9, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023 STAB! Comedy Theater
Jun 09

Kenendy Gallery's 20-Twenty Show 2023

Jun 9, 2023 - Jul 2, 2023 Kennedy Gallery Art Center