Pride-filled events for pride-filled nights

by Alin Asadooran Hajiabadi

If you are in need of some fun plans to celebrate pride this season, there’s no need to look further than Southern California. Our local festivals and amusement parks have Pride Month itineraries covered. Take a look and see what you can add to your own calendars!

Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite

Location: Anaheim, California

Ticket Prices: $139

This year, Disneyland will be hosting “Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite” on June 13 and June 15. During these nights after normal park hours, there will be pride-themed food items, unique photo opportunities and full makeovers of Mickey, Minnie and other characters in colorful costumes.

Friday Night @ OUTLOUD

Location: West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood, California

Ticket Prices: Free, RSVP required

WeHo Pride presents an entire concert dedicated to pride, and the best part: it’s completely free and only requires RSVP. Some of the amazing artists featured include Idina Menzel, Tinashe, Jessie Ware, Shangela and many more! It’s an outdoor music festival in West Hollywood Park, perfect for summer weather. Grab your friends and head there on June 2!

Universal Studios Hollywood

Location: Universal City, California

Ticket Prices: $124 General Admission, $249 VIP Universal Express

On June 8, this amusement park is hosting an exclusive LGBTQ+ party after normal hours with the title: “2023 PRIDE IS UNIVERSAL.” This event is open to all ages and opens at 4 p.m., giving families who don’t want to stay all night a chance to join in on the fun. Meanwhile, those who want to stay for the night-time party are allowed to stay after the park closes until 2 a.m. In addition to ride access, there will be DJs playing music and visitors celebrating all night long.

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