Frequently Asked Questions

When is SacPride?

SacPride 2019 will take place June 8-9, 2019 in downtown Sacramento’s Capitol Mall, located near the State Capitol Building. The festival hours are between 11am and 5 pm both days. The festival will be on Capitol Mall between 3rd Street and 7th Street.

The march takes place on Sunday, June 9 at 11am.

Is there programming on both days?

Yes, there are two full days of programming this year including music, art, dancing, and engaging speakers.

Is there a cost to attend SacPride?

There is a fee to attend the festival.

Each day is $10 but you can buy a weekend pass for $15 and have access to both days. To buy drinks inside the festival you will have to buy tickets, sold at ticket stands throughout the park. Tickets can be purchased with cash only. There are ATMs on site.

There is also a VIP Smirnoff experience for $150 for the weekend. With this ticket, you get access to the SacPride both days, four free drink tickets a day, a special VIP area with a private restroom and catering during the event. There are limited tickets and are expected to sell out!

Where are the entrances/exits?

The main entrance is at 7th and Capitol. Other entrances can be found at 5th and L street, 5th and N street and 4th and Lstreet.

Can I bring my pets?

Dogs are permitted at SacPride. SacPride cannot prevent people from bringing their pets to the event, but we strongly encourage pet owners to leave their animals at home. It is likely to be very hot and uncomfortable for your pet. For their comfort and safety, we ask that you think twice before bringing your animal. If you choose to bring your dog, they must be on a leash. Please make sure your pet is hydrated and be aware of their paws on extremely hot pavement.

What are the rules of SacPride?

The festival rules are posted at all gates and published on the Sacramento Pride website. Our festival rules are based on similar rules used at sporting venues and other major events. The safety and security of all our guests is of paramount importance at SacPride. All bags, containers, and packages are subject to search.

General Rules

  • All bags, containers and packages are subject to search.
  • Only factory-sealed, non-alcoholic beverages allowed in the park. No open beverage containers allowed. No glass containers. This includes water bottles.
  • Guests will not be allowed to carry alcoholic beverages through the exit gates.
  • Pets should be left at home for their comfort and safety.

Prohibited Items

  • OUTSIDE ALCOHOL
  • No Roller skates, roller blades, skate boards and hover boards
  • Carts, tents or chairs of any kind
  • Weapons of any type
  • Marijuana use 
  • Bicycles or unicyclesPark at our park valet
  • Bags larger than 18”x18”
  • Coolers
  • Air Horns, instruments or laser pointers
  • The City of Sacramento prohibits public nudity
  • Unauthorized or unlicensed vendors
  • Anyone under the age of 21 found consuming alcohol will immediately be evicted from the festival

Where is the Lost & Found?

Lost and found items can be turned into The Center’s Information Booth between 5th and 6th Street. After the festival, lost and found items will be brought to The Center at 1927 L Street. Call 916-758-8621 to inquire about lost items.

How do I get to SacPride? Where do I park? Which streets are closed?

Parking locations include: Capitol garage at 10th and L streets, East End garage at 17th and Capitol, 1801 L Street at 18th and L streets.

Regional Transit will provide free rides for the entire weekend for those who show a flyer for Pride Ride.

Streets that are closed include: Capitol Mall between 3rd and 8th and N street.

Where should I stay for SacPride?

Each year we partner with downtown hotels that support our community. Details coming soon.

Where is the volunteer entrance?

There will be a volunteer entrance located between 500 and 520 Capitol Mall. We will have the area signed and map to follow. These instructions will be explained by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Is SacPride accessible?

SacPride is dedicated to ensuring that all our guests experience a wonderful weekend. To make this possible, we have designed SacPride to be as a accessible to everyone as possible. If you have general questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Pride Director, Tyler Bertao at tyler.bertao@saccenter.org.

This year SacPride will have a tented accessible/senior seating area. This will be located on the north side of 5th street. This seating area is wheelchair accessible.

Can I volunteer to help with SacPride?

Yes! We need lots of volunteers to make SacPride happen—more than 1000, in fact. Learn more about how you can get involved or fill out a volunteer application to get started. Contact our Volunteer Resource Coordinator, Kelsie Hale at Kelsie.Hale@saccenter.org.

I’m hosting an event to celebrate Sacramento Pride. How do I promote my event?

Businesses and organizations looking for additional visibility for their Sacramento Pride events can pay to partner with Sacramento Pride (and its hosts) as an Official or Featured event; however any business or organization is welcome to post a Sacramento Pride Community event free of charge. We invite you to learn more about promoted events or submit an event to our Pride Director.

I love Sacramento Pride. How can I do more to support Sacramento’s LGBTQ community?

Sacramento Pride is hosted by The Sacramento LGBT Community Center, a local nonprofit providing programs and services for the most vulnerable folks within Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ community all year-long. You can make a donation on The Center’s website to support our work or contact us to find out other ways to get involved.