Long Beach Pride weekend is bringing the greater Los Angeles area together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
A community of activists, entertainers and organizers come to Long Beach to celebrate LGBTQ pride with a three day party, honoring the people that have made
All festival activities are happening at Marina Green Park, 386 E. Shoreline Dr.
The main festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, featuring performances from LGBTQ performers, dance crews and more.
This year, performances are separated into four different stages: the Nissan Stage, the Dance Stage, the Country Stage and the Estrella Jalisco Stage.
Headlining the Nissan Stage is performer and hip hop star Big Freedia as well as drag queen and singer Ada Fox.
Also performing on the stage is Aina Brei'Yon, comedian @IAMZOIE, DJ Kiki and 93.5 KDAY Morning Show host DJ Romeo.
Block Party on the Nissan Stage
Sabrina La Blanc is hosting a pride Block Party at 4 p.m. on Sunday on the Nissan Stage. The performance is a collaboration of multiple artists celebrating the transgender community and their contributions towards gay rights.
Performances include Ada Vox, Sean Vaughn Carter, Carletta Coutore and DJ Spark, featuring the Joe Temayo Dance Crew.
At 8:30 p.m., artist Young M.A. will take the stage and close out the show.
The Dance Stage will get the audience moving with uptempo tunes and beats.
Headlining the dance stage is DJ Lez Lee and Alien Dance Band. Other performances include DJ Notorious Jen and KingQueen.
Pride weekend leaves extra room for two stepping because this year country music fans have their own stage.
Brandon Stansell and DJ Rick are taking front and center stage, alongside DJ Jonno and the L.A. Wranglers LGBTQ line dancing group.
The Estrella Jalisco stage is featuring all Latinx artists, including a Selena Tribute Band, Diana Reyes, Pablow Montero and Mari.
The weekend kicks off Friday by celebrating LGBTQ youth.
Teen Pride is happening from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 17. There will be a live DJ, performances, dancing, raffles and games.
Family Fun Zone
For families with youngsters, a part of the festival will be sectioned off for the younger crowd called the "Family Fun Zone."
The Family Fun Zone will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will feature face painting, a bounce house, arts and crafts and games. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Senior Fun Zone
The Senior Fun Zone is catering to the senior community with activities and resource tables for seniors.
Attendees can participate in a round or two of karaoke, bingo and card games. There also will be an open dance floor and snacks and food.
Resource information on housing, health services and pet adoptions will be on site as well.
Admission to the Senior Fun Zone is for seniors 55 and older and is included with the regular festival admission price. Seniors who are 65 and older — or senior military veterans — get in free.
Tickets for the Festival are $20 for single day admission. VIP tickets are $125 and includes a cash bar, two complimentary beverages and VIP patio seating.
The Long Beach Teen Pride Festival is taking place from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Marina Green Park.
The two day Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival is taking place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, also at Marina Green Park, 386 E. Shoreline Dr.
Go to longbeachpride.com for tickets and more information.
Stephanie Stutzman can be reached at email@example.com.