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OC Pride Postponed

Thursday March 26, 2020

Orange County LGBT Pride, the organization that produces the Annual OC Pride Festival & Parade, announced that it is officially postponing the 2020 event.

The popular LGBTQ+ festival and parade were set to take place in Anaheim on June 27, 2020. But, after a wave of large event cancelations and postponements due to growing public health concerns over COVID-19, OC Pride organizers made the decision to reschedule this year's event. "We know that OC Pride is a much-needed safe space for the Orange County LGBTQ+ community to come together to celebrate and validate who we are," said Robert Casas, OC Pride President. "It is because of our commitment to our entire community, it's health and well-being, that we must make this difficult decision."

Planning for OC Pride 2020 was well underway, with Sponsors, Exhibitors, Parade Participants, and a diverse line up of Entertainers already committed to participate. And, after moving the event from Santa Ana to Anaheim this year, organizers had begun plans for several new themed spaces and exciting activities in the expanded festival footprint.

In light of the event's postponement, OC Pride organizers will continue working closely with the City of Anaheim, as well as Event Sponsors and Community Partners to ensure a memorable Pride celebration for the Orange County LGBTQ+ community in 2020. OC Pride will also continue its tradition of year-round programming, including hosting a series of virtual events for the community through its social media channels and, once it is safe to do so, resuming its line-up of popular and new events.

"In this time of uncertainty, it may feel especially disappointing that our Pride celebration must be postponed. OC Pride remains committed to serving our community and putting on a spectacular, free event in 2020," said Casas. "We can't wait to celebrate with you!"