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: 6.26.15- 6.28.15

It’s almost the end of June, the summer solstice just hit and it’s pride weekend, so why not close out the month with some fun events? There is a ton going on this weekend and the girls here at ABCey want to share our top picks!

1. 37ft. Intricate Wooden Burning Man Temple Unveiling

Friday, June 26, 2015 | 11am | 499 Octavia| Free 

Today, there will be a free dedication event for artist David Best’s The Temple at Patricia’s Green. The San Francisco Arts Commission partners with Burning Man to reprise David Best’s popular Hayes Valley Temple from 2005. This 37 feet high sculpture made from wood will be in place for one year. It is meant to be a place of remembrance where people can write personal notes to loved ones on the artwork itself. Go and check out this amazing piece of artwork!

ABCey’s Weekend LineUp: 6.26.15- 6.28.15

2. LGBT Night at AT&T

Friday, June 26, 2015 | 7:15PM – 10PM | AT&T Park| starting at $30 

The Giants will be celebrating LGBT culture this Friday at 7:15 in their division game against the Colorado Rockies. Go and support your World Champions. Don’t forget, there will be post- game fireworks so you don’t want to miss out!

ABCey’s Weekend LineUp: 6.26.15- 6.28.15

3. Beatnik Shindig

 Friday, June 26- Sunday, June 28th, 2015 | All Day | Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St., San Francisco, CA| Free

The 2015 Beatnik Shindig has cars, poetry, spoken word and jazz. Held at the Fort Mason Center and in North Beach this is the largest Beat Generation Conference held in 20 years. There will be free events as well as ticketed events, but tickets don’t cost anymore than $15. For a list of the weekends events click here

4. Pink Saturday

Saturday, June 27, 2015 | 3pm-8pm | Castro District| $10 

Pink Party  is where all the pre- parade festivities will occur! It will all take place in the Castro District from 3pm-8pm. With 5 blocks of DJ’s, drag and other live performances across four stages there is sure to be a ton of energy, dancing and fun! There will be food trucks and a VIP Area as well. Don’t forget to bring $10 to donate at the gate, proceeds will be going to LGBT nonprofit organizations. Check out the Facebook event for stage and performance details.

ABCey’s Weekend LineUp: 6.26.15- 6.28.15

5. Grateful Dead Concert

Saturday, June 27, 2015 & Sunday, June 28th, 2015 | 7pm | Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA | Starting at $40

The Grateful Dead will be preforming a couple farewell shows at Levi’s Stadium this weekend as part of the “Fare Thee Well” Tour. These Bay Area Shows will take place just before three farewell concerts at Solider Field in Chicago. With 65,000 tickets sold pre night the are sure to be great crowds and excited fans for these finals shows.  

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 | 12pm- 4pm | 320 Bowling Green Dr. San Francisco, CA | Free

 

6. Pride Parade

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 | 10:30am | Civic Center | Free

Fleets of colorful floats, vehicles, motorcycles and marchers will go along market street this Sunday in the San Francisco Pride Parade. The Parade will begin at Beagle street and end at Civic Center plaza. This year’s parade theme is “Equality Without Exception” so come out ready with lots of energy and excitement!

7. Alice’s Summer Thing

 Sunday, June 28th, 2015 | 12pm- 4pm | 320 Bowling Green Dr. San Francisco, CA | Free

Alice 97.3 will be hosting their annual free concert in Golden Gate Park at Sharon Meadow this Sunday. This year they are featuring Kelly Clarkson, Matt Kearney, Rachel Platten and Elle King. There will also be food trucks, fun activities and plenty of good vibes, so be sure to stop by if your looking for some free music, food and fun! 

ABCey’s Weekend LineUp: 6.26.15- 6.28.15

Which events will you be attending in San Francisco this weekend? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!