Davis Pride:  SAVE THE DATE | May 17, 2020

Davis Pride is an all inclusive celebration event for members and supporters of the LGBTQIA community. Davis Pride is a two part large scale fundraising event: a 5 and 10k family fun run/walk followed by a FREE community festival.

Updated 07/13/19

When is Davis Pride?

Davis Pride 2020 will be held on Sunday, May 17.

Where does Davis Pride take place?

Davis Pride Run/Walk for Equality and free community festival will both be held at the Davis Central Park (401 C Street).

Is there a fee for Davis Pride events?

Run/Walk for Equality – For the 1K walk prices range from $20-35 and for the 5/10K run/walk prices will range from $37-52.

Community Fair and Music Festival – There is no entry fees for the public to access the general areas.  We do however charge for backstage access and a VIP experience.

Cost for special events may have their own fees associated with them at the control of the event host.

Why does Davis Pride not charge entry fees?

The goal of the Davis Phoenix Coalition Board of Directors and the Davis Pride planning committee is to ensure that all members of the community, regardless of age and income level, have access to the celebration and resources that Davis Pride offers.

How does Davis Pride support the programs of DPC by producing a free event?

Funds collected through the Run/Walk for Equality, vendor booth sales, sponsorships, donations, beer and wine garden sales, and VIP opportunities helps us pay the bills, from the stages, performers, port-a-potties, sound, security guards, police officers and everything in between.

The pride committee is mindful to ensure that we provide a quality event on a strict budget to maximize our profits.  Those profits are used to create and sustain the education and advocacy programs of DPC throughout the year, as well as assist with the funding and development of a resource center, to support the LGBTQ+ and ally residents of the city of Davis and surrounding areas.

Is there an age limit to attend Davis Pride?

No – all members of the community that want to contribute to the positive day are welcome.

I am almost 21 years of age, will I be able to purchase alcohol?

NO, we strictly enforce a ZERO-TOLERANCE policy on underage consumption of alcohol. Any guest under the age of 21 found consuming alcohol will immediately be evicted from the festival.

Guests will not be allowed to carry alcoholic beverages off the park grounds.

Are pets allowed at the event?

Yes – all pets are welcome.  We will have a pet zone for our furry and feather friends to enjoy the day.  City law does require that all dogs are on a leash at all times.

How do I get to the celebration and find parking once there?

Please visit our Directions and Parking section for complete information. 

How do I get an exhibitor space?

No matter what type of organization or business you have, you must fill out an application to purchase a booth to sell items at the festival.

What type organizations, vendors or sponsors do you accept?

The Davis Pride planning committee will accept all exhibitors and sponsors who do not have business practices that are in direct contradiction with our mission/vision or that of the Davis Phoenix Coalition (pride's producing agency).

I don’t have (or want) a booth. Can I hand out fliers, sign people up to support my cause, or sell merchandise?

No. Unless you have an exhibitor's space at Davis Pride, you cannot solicit or sell anything in any way on festival grounds. Protest or demonstration activities will be directed to the free-speech zone at the corner 3rd and C streets, open to anyone who is not selling a product. Violation of these rules will result in immediate eviction from Davis Pride by the Davis Pride planning committee and/or the City of Davis representatives. Sales of any merchandise outside of booths are prohibited.

Who will be performing at pride?

At this time we have not selected the entertainment line up.  Artist will be reviewed and announced on or around April 17, 2020.  Headlining artist are usually announced in late March/early April.

How can I be considered to perform at the event?

Please complete the Entertainment Submission form, and submit your entry to be considered for a performance at our event.  Artist will only be considered through submission of this form.  Submissions must be received no later than February 28, 2019.

What items aren’t allowed at Davis Pride in the festival area?

The following items are prohibited at Davis Pride.

  • Air Horns

  • Outside Alcohol

  • Bicycles, Skates, Scooters or Skateboards

  • Drones or Remote Control Aircraft, Cars or Toys

  • Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items - that are not pre-approved by the planning committee

  • Illegal Drugs

  • Instruments

  • Laser Pointers

  • Outside Beverages. Exception for unopened disposable water bottles.

  • Weapons

Do you recycle and compost at your event?

Davis Pride provides refuse collection bins for recycling, composting and trash at our event. Beginning with our 2018 events, all beverage cups, plates, utensils used at our event are compostable and/or recyclable. All collected refuse will be sorted post collection to reduce our ecological footprint. To help us keep the event as green as possible, please DO NOT litter, and put all refuse in collection bins.

How can I volunteer for Davis Pride?

Davis Pride would not be possible without the help of a small army who lend their time before and during our event. There are volunteer opportunities for people of almost all skills, backgrounds and abilities. Please visit the volunteer page to sign up to join an amazing team that help make pride work.


The History of pride

The flags are up, the shirts come off; banners, motorcycles, families, music, and pride march down the streets this June in celebration of their LGBT communities. How did these parades come to be? Why now? What was it like before?