About The Pride Festival
Thank you to everyone who celebrated Pride with us last year! From donors to sponsors to volunteers, none of it would be possible without you! If you are interested in becoming involved with 2015's Pacific Pride Festival, please contact , our Events Coordinator, at 805 963.3636 x 111.
The Santa Barbara Pacific Pride Festival is held in July in Santa Barbara, CA. This year we are excited to hold the festival at a NEW location in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara - De la Guerra Plaza!
The mission is to build community, foster visibility, and celebrate sexual & gender diversity while raising funds for LGBTQ programs and services in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Pride Festival is directed by a committee that works closely with Pacific Pride Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to produce Santa Barbara's largest LGBTQ Pride Celebration.
The Pacific Pride Festival Committee works hard year round with sponsors, donors, community leaders, and Pacific Pride Foundation, but we can only produce the festival and the many fundraisers it takes to put it on with the help of our wonderful volunteers and supporters. Local Pride events are even more relevant today given the increased focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities in recent years, and we need your help more than ever to make sure that Santa Barbara's Pride event flourishes.
Visit us on Facebook for regular updates about next year's Pride Week festivities as the season approaches!
All proceeds from ticket sales and cover charges directly benefit Pacific Pride Foundation and the 2015 Pacific Pride Festival.
More information about these fantastic events for 2015 Pride Season with Pacific Pride Foundation will be coming soon!
Wednesday, July 8 - Pride Sunset at the Canary
Thursday, July 9 - Pride Girl Party (location TBD)
Friday, July 10 - Pride VIP Party (location TBD)
Saturday, July 11 - Pacific Pride Festival at De la Guerra Plaza
Saturday, July 11 - Pride After Party, Tonic Nightclub
Sunday, July 12 - Interfaith Service, Love. Period, 2:00 p.m. Sunken Gardens
- Sunday, July 12 - Pride Closing Party, Wildcat Lounge
Be sure to like and follow the Pacific Pride Festival Facebook Page for the latest updates!
Volunteers are critical to our success. Without your help the Festival would not be so fantastic year after year. Consider donating some of your time or talents to make a positive difference for Santa Barbarans, gay or straight alike.
Volunteer opportunities for Pride include:
- Staffing various areas of the festival grounds, such as:
- Beer Garden
- Games & Activities
- Crossing Guards
- Info Booths
- VIP Assistance
- Regional promotion of Pacific Pride Festival (posters, tabling, etc) leading up to the event
- Decorating the festival grounds
- Serving refreshments to festivalgoers
- Vendor Assistance
- Booth Set up/Clean up
- General inquiries/direction
In addition to individual volunteer opportunities, if your organization or business provides community volunteer days, consider bringing a group to help at Pacific Pride Festival! It takes over 100 volunteers to make Pacific Pride Festival happen - we love to see the community come together!
Please or call 805 963-3636 for more information.
Pacific Pride Festival vendor spaces offer a great opportunity to connect with a well sought after community! If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2015 Pacific Pride Festival, please fill out and return the application and supplemental documents, available via the links below. Please note, due to our new location in De la Guerra Plaza vendor space is VERY limited. Past vendors are not guaranteed space.
Pacific Pride Festival enjoys a long-reaching history with the Santa Barbara community, and recent festivals have attracted thousands of revelers. We strongly encourage your organization to consider the business and communications opportunities afforded by our venue.
Please contact our Vendor Coordinator at for more information about participating as a vendor.
The following documents are required:
The Pacific Pride Festival draws 4,000-5,000 attendees annually, and is the largest LGBTQ Pride celebration on the Central Coast. Featuring a week of social events, as well as live entertainment, vendors, and activities on the day of, the Pacific Pride Festival is an excellent opportunity to reach an enthusiastic and supportive crowd.
The LGBTQ market is the third largest minority market in the United States. The median household income for gays & lesbians is $80,000, almost double the national medium of $43,000. Additionally, 88 percent of gay men and 91 percent of lesbians report that their purchasing decisions are favorably influenced by corporate sponsorships of LGBTQ events and participation in LGBTQ charities. The Associated Press called it "advertising's most elusive yet lucrative target market." Pacific Pride Foundation is offering your company an opportunity to tap in to this amazing niche market.
Consider becoming a sponsor of the upcoming 2015 Pacific Pride Festival! Please contact for more information.
THANK YOU to our 2015 PACIFIC PRIDE FESTIVAL SPONSORS
- Deborah Dodge & Tracy Bray
- Marilyn Makepeace
- Wildcat Lounge
- Classic Party Rentals
- Tom & Nancy Crawford
- Marc Gelinas
- Howard Hawkes & Kevin Kemper
- Promise Wine
- Sanford Wine
- Santa Barbara County Arts Commission
- Wilford "Bud" Baumes
- Patricia Forrest
- Linda Seltzer Yawitz
- Dan $ Darcy Keep
- David Selberg
- Ray Stokes
Pride Season and the Pacific Pride Festival are an investment in the visibility, unity, and well-being of the LGBT community of the Central Coast. The Pacific Pride Festival and Pride Season events also represent a large financial commitment, and Pacific Pride Foundation relies on the generosity of our community to ensure that we are able to keep the Festival admission-free and our events remain low-cost and accessible to the public. Every dollar is truly a gift to our community.
Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Pacific Pride Festival. Your support will directly enable the Festival committee to unite and invigorate our community, after a year that has brought dramatic political and social challenges to LGBT Californians.
Please make checks payable to:
Pacific Pride Foundation
126 E. Haley St. Suite A-11
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Or, click the button below to visit our secure donation page.
General Information & Sponsorship
805 963-3636 ext 111
805 963-3636 ext 107