The annual San Diego Pride Parade in Hillcrest is among the largest similar events in the United States, gathering over 200,000 people. The parade has more than 200 floats and entries. It starts at 11 am, beginning at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave., and Normal St., then it proceeds on University Ave., turns south on 6th Ave., turns left onto Balboa Dr. and ends at Quince Dr. Cheerful crowds greet colourful floats and participants celebrating the LGBTQ community.
The event takes place on a Saturday in July and is preceded by a block party in the Hillcrest neighbourhood. Pride Parade is followed by a two-day festival on Saturday and Sunday taking place in Balboa Park. The festival features more than 100 entertainers, and dozens of vendor booths, there are also exhibits and cultural presentations. Over 40,000 people attend the Pride Festival which extends over a weekend.