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2016 OC Pride Festival and Parade


OC Pride is happy to announce the information for our 2016 OC Pride Week!

After much consideration and feedback from the community, the 2016 OC Pride Week will take place during the nationally recognized LGBT Pride Month of June! This date change is also in recognition of the 47th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the New York events that inspired the very first Pride Festivals. OC Pride Week will begin on June 19 and culminate with the OC Pride Festival & Parade on June 25, 2016 in Downtown Santa Ana.

This year’s 2016 OC Pride Week theme is simply “Live Your Life!” It is OC Pride’s goal and mission to unify the community and help create a world where people are inspired to live the life they want freely and proud. Join us each night at these great events leading up to the 2016 OC Pride Festival and Parade!

**OC PRIDE WEEK 2016**

Sunday, June 19: OC Pride Kick-Off Party! Live Your Life! at The West Street Beach! 11am-6pm

Monday, June 20: Whig Out Party! at the Tin Lizzie Saloon! 6pm-2am

Tuesday, June 21: Screening T.B.A. at The Frida Cinema! 7pm-10pm

Wednesday, June 22: The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen! 9pm-2am

Thursday, June 23: Frat House! 9pm-2am

Friday, June 24: Velvet Lounge! 9pm-2am

Saturday, June 25: "Live Your Life" 2016 OC Pride Festival and Parade! Opening Celebration number starts at 10:45am with the Inagurual OC Pride Parade stepping off at 11am! Festival is from 12pm-10pm. Then keep the celebration going with the Official Closing Party by Club Lucky at The Yost Theater following the main stage entertainment from 10pm-2am!

The Main Stage for the OC Pride Festival will once again take place at the exquisite Yost Theater; and this year headlining the entertainment line-up is the nationally-recognized, openly gay "All-American Boy" (and hunky hearthrob) himself: Steve Grand! Steve will take over the OC Pride Main Stage at 7pm. Don't forget to grab your Rainbow VIP Pass at http://vor.us/98180 for your chance to meet him!


1:45pm - The VIXEN and FOXES
2:00pm - SLAPBAK!
3:00pm - WASI
4:00pm - Mr. Ms. & Miss OC Gay Pride Announcements
5:00pm - Sam Tolson (Music)
5:30pm - Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn
6:30pm - Courtney Act
7:00pm - Steve Grand
8:00pm - Ricky Rebel
9:00pm - Bowie Jane Official

**HOSTED BY: Momma and Dita Vodka!**

Returning this year is the ever popular VIP SkyBox Lounge located in The Yost Theater above the Main Stage performances; giving our VIP Pass holders an exclusive viewing of the performances all day long! With music by DJ Geoffrey Fox, DJ SRO, Dj Starlett, DJ IDeaL, DJ Cakemixx, DJ Konrad Parker, and DJ adam eXcess! Hosted by OC's own hottest - Mae Loda-Bride(Andrew Cervero Fernando)! Get your VIP Pass at http://vor.us/98180 . Discounted presale price ends June 23. Hurry, limited quanity is available and are selling fast!

This is a big year as we also are launching our first OC Pride Parade on Saturday, June 25! The parade will take place along Main Street of Downtown Santa Ana; stepping off at 11am at Washington and continues down and turns right at 3rd street ending directly into our Festival grounds. You won't want to miss the surprised filled parade Opening Celebration number at 10:45am with a special guest performances! Opening show number will take place at the corner of Main Street and Santa Ana Blvd.

OC Pride is thrilled to announce we are teaming up and taking over 2 new additional indoor venues, Underground DTSA and The 1912 (formerly known as The Ritz) for 2016! Both venues will have music spinning, full bars, and entertainment throughout the day. Check out www.prideoc.com/festival/dance-lounges/ for the most up to-date lineup for our DJ's.

Want to learn how to line dance? We thought so! Introducing the first ever OC Pride's Country Western Dance Stage! Located at The 1912 from 1pm - 5pm. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, So Many Women...So Little Time, this is a FREE dance stage! Come learn what all the hoot and hollaring is all about and take some line dancing lessons to start off the day as DJ Rick Dominguez gets the hoedown going. Enjoy a special guest performance by The L.A. Wranglers and then take your boots out for your own spin and line dance the day away.

Then at 5pm OC Pride teams up with Soo Many Women...So Little Time to bring the highly anticipated OC Pride's "Glow Your Pride" Ladies Dance Stage! With music from the beautiful and talented Dj Starlett, Dj Mizz Jo, and DeeJay Claudia G! An Indoor Entertainment Ticket is required for entrance into this stage so don't forget to grab your discounted ticket at http://vor.us/98180! Table reservations are available; please contact Jeremy Huntington at JHuntington@pridoc.com for more details and to book your table for the Ladies Dance!

Escape from the heat and go underground as OC Pride takes over the newly remodeled Underground DTSA! Full bar and music by DJ Rubin, Dj Siesta Soul, Dj Starlett, DJ Cakemixx, and DJ Vanilla Chilla! At 5pm in the Underground DTSA grab an extra drink so you can sit back and laugh as OC Pride teams up with LV@VLVT-Live at Velvet Lounge to bring you OC PRIDE presents: LAUGH GRIND - A Fabulous Pride Comedy Event!

This is going to be the biggest year yet and now is the time to get involved with volunteer opportunities available. Apply using the forms available at www.prideoc.com or email volunteer@prideoc.com for more information.