Pride Events and Specials

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 a variety of LGBTQ+ friendly hotels, restaurants and activities. Throughout the month of June, find a variety of Santa Monica Pride events and business specials. 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.



Miles of Pride Light Installation
June 1 to June 30
“Miles of Pride,” a vibrant light installation spanning the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Other city landmarks, including City Hall, Santa Monica Pier, and the Main Street Santa Monica Travel and Tourism visitor’s center, will also service lighting displays as an extension of “Miles of Pride.” These installations will illuminate the sky with a rainbow of colors and serve as a backdrop for a full calendar of events that bring together community, families and supporters from around the world.

Made With Pride Marketplace
Weekends in June
Santa Monica Place is partnering with Streetlet, an opportunity-matching and growth engine for small business owners and makers, to bring a pop-up Made with PRIDE Marketplace to the center each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June. Made with PRIDE will showcase over 15 LGBTQIA+ business owners, highlighting their stories, unique products, and services. This vibrant marketplace will host art installations by Amanda Wallace, as well as special workshops and happenings all throughout the month. Each business features local goods and services made, conceived, and curated in Southern California and all vendors are provided with a free space to activate and retain 100% of the sales.

Live DJ under “Lanterns of Love”
Weekends in June
Santa Monica Place will 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.

Rainbow Family Story Time
Tuesday, 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.

OUT LOUD! Storytime
Wednesday, June 15
Ten poignant and hilarious stories that explore love, loss and cross-cultural queer identities through a Jewish lens. Join us for an evening of salon storytelling created for Santa Monica PRIDE by The Braid at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The performance will be followed by Q&A and light refreshments. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Trans Equity Scholarship Fund.

Mortified Podcast
Friday, June 17
In this SaMo PRIDE installment, members of the LGBTQIA community will share their stories in front of a live audience along the world-famous Third Street Promenade, known as Santa Monica’s Living Room, a perfect setting for a deeply personal discussion in front of total strangers!

Pride Bar Crawl
Saturday, June 18
Join the Pride Bar Crawl and enjoy drink specials at Barney’s Beanery, Cabo Cantina, Circle Bar, Cult, Jameson’s Irish Pub, Lanea, The Dude’s Brewing Co, and The Anchor. Buy tickets online.

Angel City Market
Saturday, June 18
Angel City Market, an outdoor market bazaar that brings together local, minority-owned, small businesses for a day of shopping, good drinks, and community connection, returns to the Third Street Promenade featuring hand-crafted items from LGBTQIA artisans, as well as PRIDE-themed goodies and activations. Show off your PRIDE fit and enhance your style with unique items that let everyone know love knows no limits.

Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch, hosted by Ross Mathews
Sunday, June 19
Join a Pride-packed Sunday Brunch hosted by Ross Mathews, best-selling Author, TV Personality, Host & Pop Culture Expert, and some of his favorite queens at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel! Ticket price includes a delicious breakfast & VIP tickets to hang with the crew after the show! Trust us – you won’t wanna miss it! See you there! Learn more information and purchase your tickets here!

Dance with Dane
Sunday, June 19
SaMo PRIDE’s Dance Master Dane Sorenson leads this high-energy dance aerobics class that is suited for all ages and abilities. Sorenson was trained at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, majoring in Tribal African Dance, and is a certified Pilates instructor.

Pride Sunset Swim
Friday, June 24
Join us for our first-ever Pride Sunset Swim for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies! Enjoy a queer, safe, accessible, judgment-free space for every and all bodies; hosted by Rupaul’s Drag Race All-Star Tammie Brown, with fabulous pool floats and s’mores at the historic Beach House pool. Tickets available for ages 18+. Pre-purchase your Pride Sunset Swim pool pass, or purchase at the door on 6/24, starting at 5 p.m., per availability. Outside food welcome, no glass, no alcohol.

Hi De Ho Comics: Pride-Con
Saturday, June 25
Hi De Ho Comics is happy to support SaMo PRIDE by hosting the Hi De Ho Comics SaMo PRIDE-Con. Diversity and inclusion remain goals that we work towards at Hi De Ho Comics and Hi De Ho Comics SaMo PRIDE-Con is a way for us to support LGBTQ+ creators and also introduce readers to content they may not have access to otherwise.

Ultimate Pride Party Under the Palms
Sunday, June 26; 11am-4pm
In celebration of Pride Month and the newly released film by Searchlight Pictures, Fire Island, Sugar Palm at Viceroy is hosting the Ultimate Pride Party Under the Palms on June 26th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with cocktails presented by Supergay Spirits. Tickets to the event are $75/person and include free-flowing tray passed appetizers, specialty cocktails by Supergay Spirits, and music by DJ Asha, all with a Fire Island flair. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to a local LGBTQ+ Center. Purchase your tickets now.

City Council Pride Proclamation
Tuesday, June 28
Join us at City Hall when Council will officially recognize June as LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in Santa Monica with a proclamation written and performed by Phranc.

Pride Specials

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Love loudly and celebrate Pride this June with a stay by the beach. This package will receive perks like a VIP gift bag valued at $150, a $100 F&B credit, and more. Package includes: Canvas beach tote VIP gift bag including Love Loudly tumblers, signature cocktail refresher, sunglasses, beach ball, Sun Bum essentials, and more $100 Food & Beverage credit per stay Complimentary valet parking per night (valued at $55) Access to shuttle transportation within a one-mile radius. Find more information and book here.

Banter by Piercing Pagoda
Introduces ‘SayGAY’ Nameplate Necklace in Partnership with the It Gets Better Project. In partnership with the It Gets Better Project for the second year in a row, the freshly rebranded Banter by Piercing Pagoda has created a limited-edition nameplate necklace that reads ‘SayGAY’. Both Banter by Piercing Pagoda and the It Gets Better Project believe everyone deserves to live authentically, and this necklace is a statement made together to support people on whichever path they choose. 100% of the sales, up to $25,000, will benefit the IGBP to help continue their mission of uplifting and empowering the lives of the LGBTQ+ youth around the globe. Valid through 6/30.

Birdie G’s
For PRIDE Month, Birdie G’s is donating 25% of proceeds from a “True Colors” cocktail featuring rainbow-colored ice cubes, your choice of base spirit (i.e., Flor de Caña Rum, Plymouth Gin) & San Pellegrino tonic to The Okra Project.

The Bungalow
To celebrate Pride Month, a portion of our proceeds from our specialty pride cocktail will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Dagwoods Pizza
This Pride Month enjoy #MagicalAF Rainbow Glitter Pizzas! $3 OFF – 9” Small; $4 OFF – 12” Medium; $5 OFF – 16” Large. Use coupon PRIDE2022 online or mention PRIDE2022 when you order over the phone!

Estate Coffee
Take $1 off our Purple Lavender Latte for Pride Month!

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Enjoy an “Out & About” cocktail featuring Supergay Vodka, pineapple, jalapeño, vanilla and lemon, and we’ll donate 50% proceeds all-month-long to The Trevor Project, a non-profit that provides 24/7 crisis support services to young LGBTQ people.

Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery
Enjoy a Rainbow Glazed Doughnut and Housemade Beef Chorizo Bowl (which is full of rainbow-colored vegges from the farmers’ market) and we’ll donate 25% proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group that focuses on expanding and protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals.

Milo + Olive
When dining at Milo + Olive, they’ll be donating 20% proceeds from a rainbow-colored Beet Campanelle pasta dish to GLAAD.

Randy’s Donuts
This June, enjoy a “Pride Flag Donut,” at $3.35 each, with a percentage of proceeds to Los Angeles and Orange County LGBTQ centers.

We’re celebrating all things Pride this month at Socalo. If you’re in Santa Monica, stop in to try our Rainbow Cauliflower with chipotle garlic mojo and cotija cheese or a Pride Paloma! Valid through 6/30.

Santa Monica Picnic Co.
Pride Picnic for 2 hours for $340. Enjoy a crafted Pride 2022 Package to enhance your picnic experience with a splash of color available for a limited time during the entire month of June. Select the 2022 Pride Package for upgraded access to amenities including:

Water Garden Santa Monica
For three years and running Water Garden’s continued commitment to the queer community will be showcased through a dazzling display of rainbow lights along Olympic building. We invite all community members to enjoy the installation June 1-June 28. Snap a selfie and share on social media using the #CelebratePride! We will send the best selfie series a gift box at the end of the month!


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