Santa Cruz Pride: 2020

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Santa Cruz Pride is On!

Celebrate Pride Month with virtual happy hours, marches, exhibitions, webinars, and collaborations throughout Santa Cruz County. We'll be updating this list with all the pride happenings in June. Join one or join them all, there is something for everyone as we celebrate the 45th year of Santa Cruz Pride. Be sure to share this list with friends, coworkers, and beyond. If something is missing please email us at to have it added.

This list is presented in collaboration with the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Pride, and Queer Cruz.

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“El orgullo trata de la visibilidad; con visibilidad viene la aceptación... No estamos interesados en la tolerancia de la comunidad, queremos aceptación.”

Nahum Rivera, coordinador del Orgullo de Pajaro Valley, 2015

Look Back at Pride

Santa Cruz Pride 2020 was held over the weekend of June 5-7th, 2020.

Thanks to the hundreds of you that sent in your photos and 30-second videos and to those who organized “social distancing” pride activities.

Listed below are various ways of viewing our Santa Cruz Virtual Pride 2020 Celebration

Listen and Watch the Recordings (Parade videos, photos, interviews and entertainment)

View by Sections: Parade videos, photos and entertainment combined via YouTube

View by Type: Parade Videos, photos, entertainment separated via YouTube

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Visit the Exhibition

Explore the important contributions, impact, and history of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Cruz County in our first 100% virtual exhibition.

This list is presented in co-created alongside the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Pride, and Queer Cruz.

In the News

"The exhibition is not only designed to illuminate the struggles against discrimination and homophobic hostility. It’s also meant to evoke the good times as well, the sense of solidarity and shared experience in the LGBTQ+ community in the early days."

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Happy Pride Santa Cruz!

Thank you for supporting these organizations and the MAH. We are looking forward to gathering together in person soon.