8 Fabulous Ways to Celebrate Pride 2021

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Cadet Wine + Beer Bar “Taste the Rainbow”
Downtown Napa’s favorite local hangout, Cadet Wine + Beer Bar (930 Franklin Street), will host its legendary Pride celebration, “Taste the Rainbow,” on Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. in partnership with Napa and Sonoma LGBTQ Connection. Get there early; no doubt it will be a hit. 

Donate to the Spahr Center 
Marin only has one nonprofit community organization committed to supporting and empowering our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — the Spahr Center. Want to help them grow? Donations are always welcome.  

Equality Vines Guerneville Tasting Room
The riverside town of Guerneville has been a Bay Area favorite LGBTQ+ getaway for decades. Nestled in the heart of the Russian River Valley, Equality Vines has a tasting room right on Guerneville’s Main Street. Support for LGBTQ+ businesses is essential year round, but showing a little extra love during Pride month never hurts. We’ll see you there!

Frameline45: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival 
Frameline is the longest running and largest showcase of queer cinema, and, after an off-year, is again happening in June and right in our backyard. “In the spirit of celebration, this homecoming will restore some of the magic of our in-person festival experience with a slate of outdoor and drive-in events, as well as the largest lineup of virtual LGBTQ+ programming ever,” says James Woolley, Frameline’s executive director. This year the festival will also offer a Festival Streaming Pass for the first time, which will give attendees access to more than 50 films, live and prerecorded intros, panel discussions, and other exclusive programming. 

New Conservatory Theatre Center’s Transnational Cabaret
Want to show your support for the trans community? Then you won’t want to miss San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center production of Transnational Cabaret. Artists from across the country will perform showcasing the “vibrant kaleidoscope of the trans experience.” The event will steam online on-demand May 10 to June 30 and it’s a pay-what-you-wish donation. 

Out in the Vineyard presents Gay Wine Weekends 2021
We missed out on a lot of parties in 2020 and Out in the Vineyard, Wine Country’s premier LGBTQ+ event and travel company, is here to help you make up for it. Spreading the fun over 12 weeks of Gay Wine Weekends, there will be a variety of fabulous events around Wine Country and in San Francisco. Grab your party shoes and get booking. Tickets range from $10 to $150.

Porch Pride 2021: A Month-Long Queerantine Festival
Is outside still too people-y? Then Porch Pride 2021 — Bluegrass Pride is just for you. Enjoy joyous live performances from LGBTQ+ artists — with a spotlight on BIPOC and Asian performers — right from the comfort of your own living room. This is a free event with donations benefiting performing artists who have suffered financial hardships due to the pandemic. And the best part? Shows will take place every weekend throughout the month of June; check the website for days and times.

Santa Rosa GayDar Presents Tea & Shade Drag High Tea
Go “Beyond the Rainbow’’ throughout the month of June with Sonoma County Pride 2021, from the Annual Pride Flag Raising event (in person or streaming online, June 1) to the drive-through parade at Graton Resort & Casino (June 5). If you are feeling especially festive then you won’t want to miss the Tea & Shade Drag High Tea hosted at the Tudor Rose English Tea Room ($65 per person and reservations required). Be sure and opt for the bottomless mimosas — proceeds benefit Sonoma’s LGBTQ+ community. We’ll drink to that!