The ninth annual Oakland Pride will be taking over downtown Oakland on Sunday. Here's what you need to know before you go.
What is Oakland Pride?
Part parade and part festival, the event is dedicated to showcasing "the cultures and diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community in Oakland and the East Bay" through education and community building.
When is it?
The parade and festival both open on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where is it?
The parade goes up Broadway, starting at 14th Street and ending at 20th Street in downtown Oakland.
The festival is right next to the parade finish area, with a main entrance at Broadway and 20th Street. The festival includes a "Family and Children's Garden," and there will be four stages with their own unique lineups.
Does it cost to attend?
General admission to the festival is $10, and tickets for children under 12 are $5. The parade is free unless you want VIP seating.
What should you bring?
Phone, money for admission, sunscreen and transit cards.
Are there any age restrictions?
There are no age restrictions at Oakland Pride, which calls itself one of the "most diverse and family friendly" pride celebrations in the country. The Family and Children's Garden will be open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring programs and activities specially designed for children and their family.
How should you get there?
BART is your best bet to get Oakland Pride, with the 12th Street/Oakland City Center and 19th Street stations in Oakland being the closest stops. There will be very limited parking near the event.