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San Diego Pride set to return in person in 2022



After two years of being a mostly virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Diego Pride — highlighted by the 1.5-mile-long parade in Hillcrest and two-day festival in Balboa Park — will return in person in 2022.

San Diego Pride — founded in 1974 and now, organizers say, the fourth largest Pride event in the United States — was a completely virtual event in 2020, with more than 400,000 people watching the mostly pre-recorded streamed event.

Nathan Fletcher, chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, echoed that sentiment.

“I’m excited San Diego Pride festivities will return for 2022 in full force,” he said. “It’s an honor for our region to play host to one of the nation’s largest Pride celebrations. Pride Month in San Diego County unites communities, supports regional businesses, and benefits people served by local nonprofits. As an ally, I stand with our diverse LGBTQ+ neighbors as they continue to raise awareness, celebrate LGBTQ+ history and pursue equity, opportunity, and a future free from prejudice.”

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