Pride Specials and Events

Posted May 27, 2022

Santa Monica welcomes people of all faiths, nationalities, sexual orientations and genders. Santa Monica is a beautiful place to visit with various LGBTQ+-friendly hotels, restaurants and activities. Throughout the month of June, find a variety of Santa Monica hotel offers, business specials and events. Find more information at SaMo Pride. Come to Santa Monica for our sun-kissed beach, world-class food and laid-back attitude, where our hotels, local businesses and community are eager to welcome visitors of all backgrounds while ensuring your stay is all about good, clean and safe fun as you #TravelResponsibly in Santa Monica.

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Pride Hotel Offers

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

June 1 – 30
Meet at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows this Pride Month and make a difference with every sip. The Fairmont is putting a colorful twist on the official cocktail of LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a special Vodka Soda cocktail “Glitter Fizz”, infused with vibrant colors that are sure to catch your eye! The Fairmont will be donating 20% of the proceeds from each cocktail to the L.A. LGBT Center, an organization dedicated to providing essential services and support to the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles. Available in the Lobby Lounge, FIG Restaurant, and Pool Kitchen through the month of June. Find more information here.

The Huntley Santa Monica Beach

Huntley Santa Monica Beach welcomes the LGBTQ+ community into inspiring atmospheres that celebrate diversity from check in to check out, and beyond. Book now to celebrate diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. Make a note when reserving online to book the Preferred Pride offer, including a $50 Hotel Credit and a celebratory welcome amenity. Rates start at $389. Blackout dates may apply.

Le Merigot Santa Monica

June 1-30
Celebrate June and SaMo PRIDE  and enjoy breakfast for 2 daily, complimentary valet parking, and champagne upon arrival. Le Merigot Santa Monica, the perfect basecamp for adventure located next to the beach and steps from the famous Santa Monica Pier and steps from all the festivities. Count your furry family member in on the action in our spacious, pet-friendly guest rooms and suites, many with a private balcony and ocean views. Make a splash in the outdoor pool, stay active in a well-equipped fitness center, or step onto the sand with available beach gear and bike cruisers.

Palihouse Santa Monica

June 1 – 30
Celebrate every day all day in June for Pride month with a daily $24 dining credit that can be used for breakfast, lunch, or supper! Pro tip: get the cookies.

The Pierside Hotel Santa Monica

The newest hotel in Santa Monica, just steps from the Pier just opened and is offering a 25% discount for SaMo Pride. Stay overnight & walk to SaMo Pride Festival from The Pierside Hotel Santa Monica, with 25% off the best available rate. Book your stay here.

Pride Business Specials

1212 Santa Monica

Every Sunday 
1212 Santa Monica offers Drag Brunch every Sunday of June starting at 12:30 pm. Enjoy an amazing show, DJ, brunch & bottomless mimosas. *$28/ guest for mimosas with a 90-minute limit, must be 21+.


June 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
15% off purchase + free gift.

Blue Plate Taco

June 5-30
Come on in and sip on a Pride Passion Smash Margarita, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting LA LGBT Center.

Britannia Pub

June 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
20% discount on all food items during the SaMo PRIDE Festival.

Cabo Cantina

June 1-30
Happy Pride SaMo! Enjoy 2-4-1 Happy Hour from 4pm-8pm everyday and Late Night Happy Hour 10:30pm-12:30am Sunday-Thursday.

Coreology Fitness

June 1-30
50 Minutes. High Intensity. Low Impact. A pilates style, total body workout backed by science for strength you can feel and results you can see. Take your first 3 classes for $59 – 40% off here.

The Crow

June 1 – 30
Take advantage of $5 Off Our Comedy Shows for PRIDE! Please use code STANDUP4PRIDE at check out for $5 off each purchased ticket to any of the following shows: “I Got A Crow”, Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.;  “Generation Comedy Smackdown with Judy Carter”, Wednesday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m.; or “Air Conditioned Comedy”, Wednesday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Elephanté Beach House

June 1 – 30
Visit the rooftop for a specialty Rainbow in Paradise Pride cocktail for the month of June. The drink includes ilegal joven mizcal, lime, pineapple, raspberry and chili. A portion of the proceeds of this cocktail will be donated directly to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Huckleberry Bakery & Café

June 1-30
Huckleberry is participating in The Infatuation’s first ever Pride Bake Sale, and baking up Rainbow Glazed-Doughnuts to celebrate. Swing by the bakery & cafe throughout June and support a great cause. The Infatuation is partnering with LGBTQ+ and ally bakeries in New York City, Chicago, and LA to make one-of-a-kind treats to celebrate Pride. Not only are these creations sweet and sparkly, they’re helpful too—every Pride Bake Sale item bought at partner bakeries will help support food insecurity in the LGBTQ+ community–as The Infatuation is donating $50,000 to The Queer Food Foundation.

Jameson’s Pub

June 1-30
Happy Pride from Jameson Pub! Join for Brunch before the festivities with $20 Social Mimosas. All drinks 2-for-1 prices from 3pm-7pm daily and late night from 10:30pm-12:30am Sunday-Thursday!

LouLou Santa Monica

June 1-30
In honor of Pride Month, LouLou is offering a free Pride Shot of LouLou’s cocktail for the month of June with the first order. 

Lucky Yu at Blue Plate Oysterette

June 5-30
Sunsets & Frozen White Peach Sake, Sunset & Temaki all Pride Month long! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the LA LGBT Center. All Pride specials are also available during “Oyster Hour,” Monday- Thursday, 2-5 p.m.

Santa Monica Playhouse

June 16 & 30, 8:00 p.m.
Honoring PRIDE month come for two special performances of artist Doyle Smiens’ acclaimed show, TRUTH BE TOLD, Fridays, June 16 and 30, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Admission includes post-show wine and dessert reception with Mr. Smiens.

Santa Monica Visitor Centers

June 1-30
Mention PRIDE at any of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism’s Visitor Centers (Main Street, Pier & Kiosk) and receive 30% off your entire purchase.


June 1 – 30
Chef and Co-Owner Susan Feniger is helping SOCALO celebrate Pride Month again! Come in for special Pride menu items for the month of June, including Rainbow Shrimp Ceviche and Rainbow Rose Sangria. A local favorite, this is one hotspot you won’t want to miss in June.

Sweet Rose Creamery

June 1-30
Sweet Rose Creamery is partnering with The Infatuation for their first ever Pride Bake Sale. Swing by their Main Street and Brentwood Country Mart shops from June 1-30 to purchase Pride Pudding Pops. These white chocolate pudding pops dipped in white chocolate magic shell and plant-based rainbow sprinkles are for a good cause. Throughout June, The Infatuation is partnering with LGBTQ+ and ally bakeries in New York City, Chicago, and LA to make one-of-a-kind treats to celebrate Pride. Not only are these creations sweet and sparkly, they’re helpful too—every Pride Bake Sale item bought at partner bakeries will help support food insecurity in the LGBTQ+ community–as The Infatuation is donating $50,000 to The Queer Food Foundation.

Pride Events

City of Santa Monica Pride Proclamation

May 23, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
The City’s Pride Proclamation is on May 23. This proclamation serves as a powerful declaration of the city’s support for the LGBTQ+ community, its commitment to promoting equality and inclusion, and its dedication to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals.

Lanterns of Love

June 1 – 30
Enjoy the colorful “Lanterns of Love” installation at the Santa Monica Place that hangs overhead in Center Plaza. It’s the perfect way to spend a relaxing weekend afternoon or evening with friends and family, so come on down and join in the fun!

City Hall PRIDE Lighting

June 1-30
To celebrate Pride, the city will be lighting City Hall in rainbow colors for the entire month, showcasing its support for the LGBTQ+ community and creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere for all. This display is a powerful symbol of the city’s commitment to fostering an environment of acceptance and respect for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Coming Out West

June 1 – 30
Santa Monica History Museum and The Outwords Archive present an exhibition of oral histories, ephemera and historical objects from LGBTQ+ elders with ties to Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Bay area.

Featured in the exhibition are celebrated members of the LGBTQ+ community, including  Jewel Thais-Williams, proprietor of the renowned LGBTQ club Jewel’s Catch One; Judy Abdo, former Santa Monica city councilperson and one of the nation’s first out-lesbian mayors;  L Frank, Tongva-Ajachmem artist, writer, activist and tribal scholar; and artists and activists Don Bachcardy, Mia Yamamoto, Marianne Diaz and celebrated Latinx author and descendent of one of Santa Monica’s oldest families, Terri de la Peña.

Made With Pride Marketplace

Weekends in June, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A unique retail pop-up hosted every Friday through Sunday in June at Santa Monica Place on Level One. Hosted 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.

PRIDE & Pilates Donation Workout

June 2, 9:00 – 9:50 a.m.
Pilatesmith is bringing the SaMo PRIDE Community together for a ‘PRIDE & Pilates’ donation workout on Friday, June 2 at 9am with Pilatesmith Founder, Jessica. The workout is free but donations are strongly encouraged! All donations will be matched and donated to support the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ equality.mThe workout will be taught at the intermediate level, and similar to our Apprentice format. Expect a full-body workout taught in our signature Athletic Pilates style with intermediate exercises and opportunities to take advanced challenges. Reservations are required – book at

SaMo PRIDE Festival

June 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join for the first-ever SaMo PRIDE Festival that will turn the entire downtown district, from the Third Street Promenade through Santa Monica Place to the Santa Monica Pier, into a PRIDE zone. All ages are welcome to enjoy live musical performances, 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. Presented in partnership with Cayton Children’s Museum, the Santa Monica Place family zone will provide kid-friendly PRIDE activities, transforming Center Plaza into an interactive space for kids to play and learn about inclusivity and acceptance. “Colors of PRIDE” photobooth 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.

Please enjoy this Spotify playlist of artists who are performing at SaMo Pride!

Sorority: Waves

June 4, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
The City of Santa Monica is proud to be a beacon of acceptance and understanding for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. As part of its commitment to promoting visibility and inclusivity, the city is hosting a range of exciting events throughout the year. One such FREE event is the SORORITY: WAVES performance on June 4, which promises to be an unforgettable celebration of music, theatre, and dance. The talented performers of SORORITY: WAVES will take to the stage to showcase their unique artistic expression, creating a vibrant and joyful atmosphere that celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Reserve your free tickets.

Celebrate Pride with Ten Women Gallery 

June 6, 6:30 p.m.
Come celebrate PRIDE month at Ten Women Gallery on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm with lots of art, wine, and snacks! Find a kaleidoscope of colorful creations from amazing artists and socialize with locals, artists and visitors.

Rainbow Family Story Time

June 7
Celebrate Pride Month with an inclusive storytime for LGBTQIA+ and ally families. For Ages 3 & up. 10:30 AM at the Main Library Courtyard.

AIDS/LifeCycle Finish Line Festival

June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
AIDS/LifeCycle 2023 is taking you from the Bay to the Beach! Cross the new, beachfront Finish Line along Santa Monica Beach. On Day 7, as we near Los Angeles, instead of heading inland to the city, the route will continue south through Santa Monica past the renowned Santa Monica Pier to a new Finish Line with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop! Join for the finish line festival to celebrate cyclists and roadies, food trucks, entertainment, celebration, and many more surprises! For more information, click here.

Queer Prom

June 12, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Queer Prom is a celebration for LGBTQ+ and allies ages 16-20.

Drag Queen Storytime

June 16
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with Drag Queen Story Time at Annenberg Community Beach House. The guest of honor, Pickle, will lead an interactive storytime designed to challenge restrictive gender stereotypes, encourage self-expression, and promote diversity and inclusion.

Truth Be Told

June 16 & 30, 7:30
Written by and starring Doyle Smiens, and directed by Ann Wellman, this solo show is Smiens’ coming out story, but also a story about how he found his way back to himself, struggling with disappointment, betrayal, rejection, and despair on his journey to self-discovery. Smiens’ powerful story will make you laugh, cry, as well as think, in a poignant and emotionally moving way that inspires hope. The show culminates in a Q&A with Doyle.

Pride Sunset Swim

June 23
Join Annenberg for their Pride Sunset Swim for the LGBTQ+ community and allies! Age 18 and up. Enjoy a queer, safe, accessible, judgment-free space for every, and all bodies; with fabulous pool floats and s’mores at the historic Annenberg Community Beach House pool. 

Party with a Purpose! Trans Equity Fundraiser

June 29, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Come “Party with a Purpose” this Pride to raise money for trans equity while having a blast! Safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Reserve tickets.

Being able to obtain identification that reflects your true identity should be given for all of us, but for many people in transition, this is a complicated and often expensive legal process. Trans folks seeking to change their name and gender marker on official government records typically face a cost of over $600 in total (compared with $15 for those changing their name at marriage and $100 at any other time). Unfortunately, the job discrimination and isolation from support networks faced by all too many trans people simply put this basic necessity out of reach for many, creating situations that range from awkward to outright dangerous whenever they show their ID. Please join Out in Santa Monica in partying with a purpose–raising money for these legal fees, meeting great people (or old friends!), and having a fabulous time!

Can’t make the Happy Hour but want to support? Donate to the Trans Equity Scholarship through our fiscal sponsor, Church in Ocean Park by choosing “Trans Equity Scholarship” on the donation form.


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