ABCey Presents: 10 Tips to Thrive at Pride!

Pride is finally here! ABCey has a list of 10 tips that will help you survive and make the best out of this weekend full of love and festivities!

1. Sun Protection

Pride Sunglasses

Afternoons in our foggy city may be cool, but be sure to put on some sun protection (sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses) before you leave the house to avoid some nasty sun burns!

2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Ombré Pride Hydroflasks

We may not even know it, but it’s easy to become dehydrated when we spend the day dancing and keeping up with our favorite floats at Pride! Don’t forget to bring your own Hydro Flask water bottle to save a few bucks and to stay well-hydrated.

3. Bring Ca$h

Pride Dollar

Many local vendors will be at Pride, so be sure to bring some cash to support your LGBTQ-friendly businesses in case they don’t accept credit cards!

4. Phone Charger

Rainbow Pride Portable Charger

You’re going to be taking pictures and videos all day, so make sure you bring a portable charger so that you don’t run out of juice. Snap away!

5. Go Hands FreeRainbow Bags

You won’t worry about losing your phone or any of your free Pride swag when you put it in a cute bag!

6. Comfortable Shoes

Pride Gucci Shoes

We all have those super shoes that we’re dying to wear out, but opt for your comfiest shoes because you’ll be on your feet all day!

7. Add Some Rainbows!

Pride Rainbow Outfits

What Pride outfit is complete without rainbows? Whether it’s on an umbrella or on your socks, add a rainbow for a little more fun!

8. Rainbow GlitterPride Rainbow Glitter

If you don’t have the perfect outfit for Pride yet, don’t worry! Rainbow glitter is the ultimate makeshift outfit! Cover yourself in glitter and head out to the parade! What else could you possibly need?!

9. Pride Balloons

Pride Balloons

What’s more fun than balloons? Use rainbow balloons to accessorize your outfit or to just carry around the parade!

10. Bring Your Friends!

Friends make any event better! Round up all your closest friends to eat amazing food and to make memories you’ll talk about for years!

Which one is your favorite tip to thrive at Pride? Do you have some of your own? Let us know in the comments and on Facebook and Twitter!

For more pride-inspired fun, ABCey Events has a Pre-Pride Checklist for you!


ABCey’s Weekend Lineup: June 6-9, 2017

It’s almost Friday! ABCey brings you this week’s Weekend Lineup with the top events in the Bay Area for the upcoming weekend! We’ve got everything from a  circus-themed dinner, to wine and beer tastings, and even hot air balloons

Endless Summer Brews

endless summer brews weekend lineup

Thursday June 8th | 5-9pm |  Free Admission, $30 All You Can Drink Craft Beer | Spark Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard, North San Francisco, CA

Kick-off your carefree summer with exceptional beer and fresh air for an all-you-can-drink tasting adventure in the city! Featuring drinks from Fieldwork Brewing Company, New Bohemia Brewing Company, Drake’s Brewing Company, and more! 

The Soiled Dove 

soiled dove Weekend Lineup

Starting Friday, June 9-17th | 7:30pm-Midnight | Cost: $50-$130 |  Ages 21+ | Tortona Big Top 2001 Ferry Point Alameda, CA  

From the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball, New Bohemia NYE, Phantasm SF, Lagunitas Beer Circus is the nightlife event of a lifetime. A circus-themed, dinner and theater experience that you will surely not forget! A wonderful night out that explores San Francisco’s scandalous history and with a world-renowned performance.  

Weekend Lineup’s Wine Down Fridays 

Friday June 9th | 5-8pm | Cost: FREE entry! | Urbano Cellars, 2323 B Fourth St. Berkeley, CA 94710

Friday’s call for wine & food trucks! Get the weekend started with some delicious wine, food trucks, live music & art! A perfect start to your Friday night.

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic 2017

hot air balloon

Saturday June 10th & Sunday June 11th 4am-10:30am Kids $5, Adults $20, Children 2 & under FREE | Keiser Park | 700 Windsor River Road, Windsor, CA

An early (but worth it!)  Weekend Lineup wake-up call to enjoy the beautiful hot air balloons in wine country. Right as the sun rises, these balloons will be launched from an open field into the sky. What a great way to start your morning! 

Spring Into Summer Parade & Fair

Spring Into Summer Parade Weekend Lineup

Saturday June 10th | 10am | Cost: FREE! | San Mateo County Event Center | 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA

Come enjoy the floats, bands & activities at the perfect event to kick-off summer! The parade will begin at Franklin Parkway, then continues along Delaware Street, and ends at the Fair. A perfect family activity for a fun Weekend Lineup Saturday afternoon! 

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Will you be attending any of these Weekend Lineup Bay Area/SF events? What other SF events are you excited about? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and  Twitter!