Over the past few years, Sacramento’s gay and lesbian community has grown to make the city, and in particular, Midtown, a popular destination for visitors of all interests. Midtown is home to Lavender Heights where various gay-owned restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, retail and other service-oriented businesses cater not just to the GLBT community, but to the community at large. Many are involved in the city’s gay and lesbian community events.
Annual Sacramento GLBT Events
Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
The Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival was founded in 1992 and is held each October to celebrate National Coming Out Day.
Sacramento Pride Festival and Parade
Sacramento Pride takes place every June and features a parade, guest speakers, roving entertainment, kid’s fun, food and more! Formerly the Lambda Freedom Fair, it is the oldest and largest gay pride event in Sacramento.
Sacramento Rainbow Festival
The Rainbow Festival is an annual street fair that takes place every year over Labor Day weekend and consists of exhibitor booths, food stations and live bands. This festival raises money for charities that have significant importance to the gay and lesbian community.
Sacramento GLBT Featured Partners
Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
Sacramento GLBT Media Coverage
About.com - Gay & Lesbian Travel