The 7th annual Oakland LGBT Pride celebration goes down this weekend, and attendees should expect live music, parties, and, of course, a parade. Headliners include Deborah Cox and Lisa Lisa, and there will be four separate stages set up along Franklin Street.
This will be the third year that the celebration actually has a parade — the first was in 2014 — which begins at Broadway and 14th Street and ends at Broadway and 20th. It kicks off nice and early Sunday at 10:30 a.m., but the festival runs until 7:00 p.m.
The Chronicle notes that spots like the White Horse Inn (which they call the Wild Horse), the New Parish, and the Starline Social Club all have various parties scheduled throughout the weekend, should you want to go the unofficial route.
The full list of main stage performers includes: Deborah Cox, Lisa Lisa, Frenchie Davis, Karina Iglesias, Kaycee Ortiz, Wendy Ho, Charlene Moore, Loonie Tuck, and Swag. The whole thing is free, but you can buy VIP tickets which will get you special seating and (for the pricey ones) backstage access.
Map via Oakland Pride.