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5 Great Family-Friendly Events During Gay Pride Weekend

June 5, 2013 12:26 PM

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San Francisco Pride is definitely a big party, but that doesn’t mean it’s exclusively for adults. Pride weekend is home to a number of family-friendly events around the city. Pack up the kids, and celebrate with the whole city.

http://sfpride.org (photo by John Vlet)

http://sfpride.org (photo by John Vlet)


The LGBT Collaborative Family Garden
South Playground
Corner of Larkin and Grove Streets
San Francisco, CA
Sunday, June 30: 10am -5pm
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The LGBT Family Collaborative is thrilled to offer the Family Garden once again, in 2013. This is a safe, fun space for children, youth, and their LGBTQ parents/caregivers during the Pride celebration. Arts and crafts, games, face painting, screen printed t-shirts, and resources will be offered to LGBTQ families, and will be a blast for all, so be sure to stop by and check it out! The Family Garden is a smoke and alcohol-free space.

Families pre-register for the Family Garden by clicking HERE.

Queer Youth Space
Hosted by Larkin Street Youth Services and located right on Civic Center Square.
Saturday & Sunday, June 29-30, 2013
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The Queer Youth Space is a drug, alcohol , and smoke free place where all Queer Youth and their allies can come grab a snack, something to drink, play games, win prizes, and if someone wants to get a rapid confidential HIV test we will have that available again this year too, or you can just hang out in a safe space with other Queer Youth and their allies and enjoy the amazing S.F Pride celebrations. How cool is that?!


Drag Queen Story Time For Kids
Books Inc.
2275 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, June 22nd, 11am
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Join Books Inc. Castro for a very special Kid Pride event, on June 22nd at 11am. San Francisco drag queen, Mutha, will be reading some of her very favorite books for tots, at America’s first drag storytime for kids! So come celebrate Mutha’s Day in June, with Pride that parents and kids can share together.


SF Pride Children’s Run
The Polo Fields at Golden Gate Park, Middle Drive W at Metson Road
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, June 29, 8:45am
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In addition to the San Francisco Front Runner’s Annual Pride Run, children are encouraged to participate in a min-Pride run-and-play segment, before the grown-up race begins. Any and all kids 8 years old and under are encouraged to participate in the kids run. The kids run will begin at the regular start line at 8:45 a.m., 15 minutes before the start. It is a 100 meter dash point to point from the starting arch.


Rainbow Arts Pride Week
Habitot Children’s Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA
June 22-29
$10
Website

There’s no time like now to visit Habitot Children’s Museum with your 1-5 year old! Exciting hands-on exhibits, drop-in classes and an Art Studio all help children become creative, confident learners. Explore every color of the rainbow all Pride week in the Art Studio with multimedia projects and multicolor themed art, in celebration of Pride Weekend.

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