11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 03, 2023
Kick off SaMo PRIDE month on Saturday, June 3, 2023, with the SaMo PRIDE Festival! The festival will turn the entire downtown district, from the Third Street Promenade through Santa Monica Place, to the Santa Monica Pier, into a PRIDE zone for all ages that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.
All ages are welcome to enjoy live musical performances with stages at Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier, PRIDE-related treats, free swag, games and much more.
The Santa Monica Public Library will share queer books for kids, featuring a special Drag Queen storytime, suited for all ages and abilities.
Local service providers and community groups will offer support and resources for the LGBTQ+ community throughout the event along the Promenade.
Make sure to stop by our photo booth experience, titled "Colors of Pride" to get your photo taken as a memento from the day. These installations designed by LGBTQ+ artists, will be placed throughout the SaMo PRIDE Festival with fun, interactive props. Photos from the installations will be assembled to create a photographic mosaic, bringing the three districts together in a rainbow of colors that make up the LGBTQ+ Progress PRIDE flag.
Bring your friends and family. This is a FREE event for all ages!
The celebration continues throughout the month with events that bring together the community including the Made with PRIDE Marketplace, a unique retail pop-up hosted every Friday through Sunday in June at Santa Monica Place on Level One. Hosted in partnership with Streetlet, the Marketplace showcases over a dozen LGBTQ+ business owners, highlighting their stories and featuring local goods and services made, conceived and curated in Southern California.
Santa Monica Place will also host a live DJ spinning every weekend throughout the month where guests can enjoy music under "Lanterns of Love," an overhead colored lantern installation that spans across Center Plaza.
Presented in partnership with Cayton's Children's Museum, the Santa Monica Place family zone will provide kid-friendly PRIDE activities, transforming into an interactive space for kids to play and learn about inclusivity and acceptance.
SaMo PRIDE is a citywide partnership between Santa Monica Place, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. and Santa Monica Pier, in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Travel and Tourism.
For more information, go to smpride.com