Pride San Antonio gears up for big celebration
QSanAntonio, June 10, 2014
Organizers at Pride San Antonio are busy putting the final touches on
plans for the city's annual Pride celebration, which this year falls on
July 5. Additionally, Pride S.A. is sponsoring events before and after
the big day. The theme of this year's celebration is "Freedom to
Live, Freedom to Love."
Beneficiaries for this year's events are Fiesta Youth, GALA of San Antonio
College, GLBTQ of University of Texas at San Antonio, Mujeres Unidas and
PFLAG San Antonio.
The Pride Bigger Than Texas Softball Tournament is scheduled for June
21 and 22 at Lambert Beach Field at Brackenridge Park. Registration is
$175 per team (12 players). Registration includes participant t-shirt
and umpire fees for the first two games. Umpire fees for finals are the
responsibility of the qualifying teams. Click
here to for downloadable registration form & waivers.
Mr. and Miss San Antonio Pride Pageant
The Mr. and Miss San Antonio Pride Pageant will be held on Friday, June
20 at the Bonham Exchange at 10 p.m. Interested contestants should contact
Sasha Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Marshal Meet and Greet
Everyone is invited to meet the Grand Marshal of the Pride Parade on Friday,
July 4 at the Bonham Exchange at 6 p.m.
Pride San Antonio Festival
The Pride festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 5 at Crockett
Park. Entertainment headliners include: Shangela, drag queen, comedian,
reality television personality and contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race; singer
and song writer Christopher Anton of the synthpop band Information Society;
and singer and songwriter Tom Goss.
The Rainbow Dash 1 Mile Fun Run, which is sponsored by Iniguez Athletic
Advertising and Promotions, will take place on July 5 at 8 p.m. along
the parade route. Registration application and participant waiver must
be completed and received by Pride San Antonio prior to the race along
with online registration receipt. In person registration will be available
the day of the race. Click
here for more information and entry fees.
Krystal Kelly Running of the Queens High Heel Race
The High Heel Race is open to all and will be held on July 5 at 8:30 p.m.
along the parade route.
The Pride Bigger Than Texas Parade begins at 9 p.m. on July 5. The route
begins at East Dewey and Main Street near the Silver Dollar Saloon and
heads south to its end at Lexington Avenue near the Saint.
Pride SA Volleyball Tournament
Pride San Antonio's annual Sand Volleyball Tournament is slated for July
19 at 5 p.m. at Sideliners Grill, 15630 Henderson Pass. Registration is
$15 per person (pre-registration, $20 day of tournament). There will be
door prize give-aways and awards to the top the teams. Click
here for more information.
Scary Fairy RainBoo 5K
The Scary Fairy RainBoo 5K is a family fun run-walk held in October. No
date has yet been announced. The 5K is a family oriented event with age
group awards and a costume contest. Contest awards will be given to the
top three contestants. Click
here for more information.
San Antonio Q Fest
San Antonio QFest International Film Festival meetings are planned for
June 14 and 28 at Cafe College at 2 p.m. QFest is committed to bringing
awareness of the LGBTQ community to the greater San Antonio region. To
achieve this goal the festival showcases films which "illustrate
the community being created for, by and about the LGBTQ community."
No date or venue has yet been announced.
Pride San Antonio general membership meetings are held on Wednesdays at
Luby's Cafeteria, 911 N. Main Avenue, at 7:30.
For festival booth and parade registration and more information about
these events, go to PrideSanAntonio.org.