Friday, June 24, 2011

SF Pride Parade 2011 Live Stream

The San Francisco Pride Celebration, usually known as San Francisco Pride, is a parade and festival held in June each year in San Francisco. on the famous Market Street.

This live feed is at the 2011 SF Pride Parade:

SF Pride Parade Live

Event Information:

The San Francisco Pride parade is a world-renowned pride parade. It is held on Sunday morning of the Festival. The route is usually along San Francisco's Market Street, from Beale Street to 8th Street. The parade starts nominally at 10:30 am, though it is hours before all the contingents are able to get onto the parade route, and the last contingent doesn't leave the parade route until 2-4 pm.

A two-day (Saturday and Sunday) festival has grown up around the Sunday morning parade. It is a collection of booths, dance stages, and vendors around the Civic Center area near San Francisco City Hall. The festival is traditionally held in the last full weekend in June. This commemorates the Stonewall riots. There have been proposals to move it to different dates, for instance to July 4 in 2004. The first event resembling the modern San Francisco Pride celebration was held in 1970 in Golden Gate Park. Since 1972, the event has been held each year. The name of the festival has changed over the years. The event organizers each year select a theme for the event, which is reflected in the logo and the event’s publicity.