Silicon Valley Gay Pride 2016 - San Jose Gay Pride 2016

Celebrating the Gay Pride Festival in San Jose, California

••• Downtown San Jose. photo by Andrew Collins

Silicon Valley Gay Pride is a fittingly vibrant and well-attended event for the third-largest city in California, San Jose (yes, it's an even bigger city than San Francisco, albeit with a fraction of the gay population). Silicon Valley Gay Pride (formerly known as San Jose Gay Pride) takes place in late August, about two weeks before another of the Bay Area's largest cities, Oakland, holds its Pride festival.

This year's dates are August 27 and 28, 2016.

Here are the details about this year's Silicon Valley Pride festival:

On Saturday, August 27, there's an EDM Night Party from 6 until 11 pm.

On Sunday, August 28, Silicon Valley Gay Pride kicks off with a parade at 10 am along Market Street, beginning at St. John and ending at Park Avenue. It's followed by the Silicon Valley Gay Pride Festival, which starts at 11 am and runs until 6 pm - it took place along Almaden Boulevard, with entrance gates situated at Park Avenue and San Fernando Street. There's always great entertainment at this event - last year's performers included Debby Holiday, Steve Grand, Jeanie Tracy, MK Nobilette, Caravanseral, and Chase & Ovation.

The festival also features a Latin Stage, interactive booths, arcades, vendors, and a Family Garden, which runs from noon until 4 pm.

Exploring the area during your visit? Check out the San Francisco Gay Nightlife and Dining guide, and the Sonoma County Gay Vacation Guide.

San Jose and Silicon Valley Gay Resources

Check local gay media, such as San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter, for details, and also check out the excellent visitor website of the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau.