Pride San Antonio announces official events for Pride Week in San Antonio

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Pride San Antonio is scheduling a diverse roster of events to wrap of Pride Month in San Antonio.

“Pride Week San Antonio is a gathering of the equality-minded San Antonio metropolitan community to celebrate and promote hope and awareness of equality and diversity through a cavalcade of events designed to recognize, accept, and celebrate the differences and contributions of the LGBTQIA community,” the group said in a press release.

“Pride Week San Antonio represents the embodiment of ideologies of trailblazers such as Harvey Milk’s aspirations of ‘hope’ and Audre Lorde’s pleas to ‘celebrate diversity.’ Pride Week San Antonio also reflects the words of local activist Carlos Vela, to ‘facilitate the needs of individuals so that individuals can facilitate the needs of a community,’” they added.

Following is a list of official Pride San Antonio events for 2022.

Friday, June 17–Night Out at the Zoo, Official Pride Week Opening Party
The 2nd Annual Night Out At The Zoo is a family-friendly event for guests of all ages to enjoy a supportive environment celebrating the kick-off of Pride San Antonio’s salute to the LGBTQ community. The event includes entertainment, community resources, a fashion show, animal encounters, unique vendors, live music, a dance party and more.
6 to 10 p.m. San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N St Mary’s St. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at this link.

Saturday, June 18–S.A. Public Library Virtual Event – Queer Crafternoon
The San Antonio Public library is hosting an online space for people to listen to stories as they explore their creativity. Come and play with pastels, knit with nonchalance, delight in doodling. In fact, as long as it gets your creativity flowing, whether it’s sewing or Sudoku, feel free to join in. While everyone is welcome, this program is designed to be a safe space for members of the queer community.
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required. Sign up at this link.

Saturday, June 18–Woodlawn Pointe presents Chad Michaels, winner RuPaul Drag All Stars
Woodlawn Pointe presents Chad Michaels, winner of RuPaul Drag All Stars in a night of all star illusions celebrating Pride 2022. VIP, general seating and Meet and Greet available.
8 p.m. Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Avenue. $20 – $25. Tickets available at this link.

Saturday, June 18–Pride Night with the San Antonio Football Club
The community is invited to come out and join the San Antonio FC for Pride Night. The team will be facing off against the Oakland Roots.
8 p.m. at Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Drive. Tickets start at $16. (ticket and t-shirt packages start at $26.) Purchase tickets at this link.

Sunday, June 19–Pride Interfaith Service
Spirituality has long been an important a part of the LGBTQ people’s lives. This special Pride service is a celebration of love, faith and inclusion.
11 a.m. New Living Spiritual Center at Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Avenue.

Friday, June 24–Pride on the Green
Tee off at this official Pride Week event. Entry fees are $125 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. Includes round of golf, golf car, on-hole contests, commemorative Pride on the Green shirt, lunch and a donation to Pride San Antonio
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cedar Creek Golf Course, 8250 Vista Colina. Register at this link.

Friday, June 24–Grand Marshal Meet & Greet
An evening celebration giving the community an opportunity to meet some of this year’s Pride VIPs including Angel Bonilla, Liz Garcia, Stephanie Bennett and Pride Parade Grand Marshal, County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez.
6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bonham Exchange, 411 Bonham.

Saturday, June 25–Pride Bigger than Texas Festival
The festival will feature booths sponsored by local LGBTQ businesses and organizations, and plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment.
Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Admission to the festival grounds is $10 entry for 12 years and up. (11 and under free). Crockett Park, 1300 N Main Ave.

Saturday, June 25–Pride Bigger than Texas Parade
The parade steps off at 9 p.m. at 1812 N Main Ave and continues south to Lexington Avenue where it ends. Grand Marshal for the parade is County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez. After the parade, the community is invited to the Pride on the Strip Block Party at the corner of N. Main and E. Evergreen streets.

Sunday, June 26–Pride Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas teams up with Pride San Antonio for Six Flags Fiesta Texas for this Official Pride Week Event, a grand finale to a week-long celebration of Pride in San Antonio. $5.00 of every ticket sold benefits Pride San Antonio. Aside from all the usual attractions and rides there will be a Pride Stage, a dance party featuring the Perry Twins, cocktails and treats, and a selection of Six Flags Pride gear.
10:39 a.m. to 9 p.m. Six Flags, 17000 IH-10 West. Tickets $34.99 (plus tax) available at this link.


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