Exciting Changes for This Year’s OC Pride Festival
This year the OC Pride Festival will take place on August 1, 2015 from 12pm to 10pm for its 4th year in the Arts District of Downtown Santa Ana, but you’ll notice a few changes from previous years. The festival site has grown to include many existing LGBT and LGBT-friendly businesses within Santa Ana including The LGBT Center OC and The Frida Cinema. These sites will feature all-day activities in addition to familiar venues including the dance floor at Velvet Lounge and guest speakers at Theatre Out. For the little ones, this year the Kids’ Club will be located at Birch Park and include a Treasure Hunt, Water Balloon Games and a Piñata.
The Main Stage will be headlined by former American Idol finalists Frenchie Davis and David Hernandez as well as 90s hit maker Thea Austin and will be located on the beautiful stage inside The Yost Theater where you can cool off and enjoy great entertainment. While streets will not be closed as in previous years, the city will still be a bustle with many vendors coming in for this one-day event and will setup in promenades outside The Yost and other venues.
The Downtown Santa Ana Arts District is home to many restaurants that offer great food and drinks including Chapter One, The Good Beer Company and the new 4th Street Market which features an assembly of indie eateries all under one roof! OC Pride is partnering with many of these restaurants to offer great food and drink options during the festival.
Make sure to get your copy of the 2015 OC Pride Guide so you can have all the details of the festival at your fingertips and don’t miss out on any of the scheduled events! Pride Guides can be picked up a few weeks in advance at Rags International News Stand or on the day of the festival at the Official Welcome Center located inside the Center on 4th. Happy Pride!Posted on June 24, 2015 in Events, Pride 2015