Pacific Pride Festival’s mission is to build community, foster visibility, and celebrate sexual and gender diversity while raising funds for LGBT programs and services in Santa Barbara County. Every year the Festival provides a safe, open space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies to come together and celebrate this multifaceted group.
After the Court’s historic ruling on the unconstitutionality of DOMA and with the newly restored freedom to marry in California, PPF will be celebrating the monumental strides in marriage equality achieved this past year. California now becomes the thirteenth state, including the District of Columbia, to recognize the marriage rights of same-sex couples in the country.
PPF welcomes a number of local dignitaries who will speak at the Festival, including Congresswoman Lois Capps, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymember Das Williams, and City Councilmember Cathy Murillo.
A mobile testing unit will be on site where PPF’s Community Health Outreach Workers will administer free, anonymous HIV tests from 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Scrumptious food trucks, delightful merchants, and fellow nonprofits like Equality California and the Human Rights Campaign will join PPF at the Pride Festival.
Latrice Royale – RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist and reality TV phenomenon Latrice Royale is set to hit the stage in the afternoon and thrill Festival-goers with her infamous drag personality and performance.
Exposé – PPF is proud to welcome 80’s musical sensation Exposé, the first girl group to have 7 back-to-back Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and first group in history to have four Top 10 hits on their debut album.
2nd Annual “Put Your Paws Up” Dog Show – Show us your pet’s pride. Dress your furry friend in rainbow gear or showcase their talent with a trick. Put your imagination to work! The pet with the most Pride will take home the grand prize.
Soon-to-be Wed Game – PPF will be hosting a Newlywed game spin-off as three couples compete on stage in a playful pre-nuptial “who know who best” contest. The lucky winners will be awarded a couples’ staycation gift basket complete with a one-night stay at a boutique hotel and dinner out on the town.
12:00pm– PHANTOM EFFECT
1:10pm– CITY COUNCILMEMBER CATHY MURRILLO and ASSEMBLYMEMBER DAS WILLIAMS
1:20pm– PUT YOUR PAWS UP DOG COMPETITION
1:40pm– SOON-TO-BE WED GAME
1:55pm– SENATOR HANNAH-BETH JACKSON
2:00pm– HIR BOIS 2:30pm– PRETTY AWESOME
3:00pm– CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS CAPPS
3:10pm– DRAG SHOW
3:50pm– LATRICE ROYALE
4:30pm– LATRICE ROYALE
4:40pm– DEJA RÉ & HOT TOTTIES
5:00pm– LA RADIA
5:30pm– THE ALLEY PROJECT
5:40pm– SAUCY MONKEY
6:20pm– I WANT MY 80S