2017 OC Pride festival heads to Santa Ana – here’s what you need to know if you’re going – Orange County Register

Promoting themes of unity, solidarity and working “As One,” the OC Pride LGBT parade and festival will return to downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, June 24.

The day-long festival features live music and lectures, in addition to the crowning of the Mr., Ms. and Miss Gay Pride Orange County winners.

Last year’s parade drew more than 15,000 people. It was the first large gay pride event in Orange County in more than a decade.

Here’s what you need to know:

Parade: The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Washington and Main streets before moving south to Third Street. The float staging area is between Washington and 17th streets.

Tickets: To access the main stage and entertainment venues, guests must purchase tickets starting at $10 per person.

Entertainment: Festival headliners include drag performers Adore Delano and Katya, and singer-songwriter Dev. Speakers at the Frida Cinema include comedian Jaleesa Johnson and author Josh Sabarra.

Other events: Several…

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