While special events happen year-round, there are several LGBTQ events that happen annually. From our popular Pride Festival to BENT - Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival - these events are gaining popularity every year and are attended by out of town visitors and residents alike.
Can’t-Miss Annual Events
Sacramento Pride takes place every June and features a parade, guest speakers, roving entertainment, kid's fun, and more! Formerly know as the Lambda Freedom Fair, it is the oldest and largest gay pride event in Sacramento.
BENT Sacramento LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates the best in LGBTQ films from around the world. The festival has been sharing LGBTQ culture through film and advocating for queer rights for around 30 years. In addition to the annual event, look for several cultural activities throughout the year.
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 queer community.
From its inception, the LGBT Wedding Expo has been more of celebration of love and life, than a tried and tired convention of endless booths. Each expo has hosted entertainment like, a fashion show, a DJ, raffle drawings, wine tasting, beer from Hoppy Brewery and even bubbly from Barefoot Wines. The LGBT Expo is certainly not your typical, boring wedding convention!
The California State Fair has been attracting more and more attention over the past years, and for good reason. The State Fair has activities for people of all ages and backgrounds. They even have specific LGBTQ attractions!