Q: Is LBLGP Inc. apart of the Center?
A: No, we are not affiliated with the Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Center. The Center can be reached at:
Center Hours: M-F 9am-9pm, Sat. by Appt only.
Community Help Desk: (562) 434-4455
Q: Are there any discounts for admission?
A: Children 12 and under accompanied by paying adult are admitted free; please note there is a curfew of 5:30 pm for children 12 and under. Tickets available at the entrance gates only
Active military personal with valid Military ID may be admitted free upon request at the gate.
Volunteers who work a minimum of 4 hours for the LBLGP (not to be confused with a vendor at the festival or parade) may request free entrance into the festival. See volunteers for further details.
No refunds after admission is paid shall be honored. Guests must request optional admission discount upon entry.
Q: How much is the entrance fee?
A: TICKETS- Entrance to the festival is $20. (Each Day) Children under age 12 are FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Seniors over 65 get in free! No children under age 12 allowed on festival site after 5:30pm.
Q: Where are the entrance for the festival?
A: There are three entrances to the festival, MAIN GATE (on Shoreline Drive south of Ocean) PINE GATE (On Shoreline Drive & Shoreline Village) LINDEN GATE ( From the Convention Center parking lot.)
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Q: Where does the parade start?
A: Parade steps-off is at 10:30am on Ocean & Temple Ave. Parade proceeds west along Ocean Blvd. to conclude at Alamitos Blvd. near the Festival grounds. Parade Volunteers are always welcome, and are asked to report to the Volunteer Check-In at Ocean & Coronado.
Q: What can I bring into festival?
A: For everyone's safety, these conditions will be stricly enforced by Festival Security & Staff:
NO video cameras will be allowed on the festival grounds.
NO distribution of pamphlets, fliers, handbills, etc., will be allowed on festival grounds.
NO roving solicitation of any kind.
NO outside beverage containers allowed into the festival grounds.
NO PETS. Neither EXOTIC nor DOMESTIC animals will be allowed on the festival grounds. Service animals (with authentication documents) will be the only exception.
NO folding chairs, bikes, skates or rollerblades.
Q: I'm almost 21 can I buy beer?
A: NO, we strictly enforce a ZERO-TOLERANCE policy of underage consumption of alcohol. Any guest under the age of 21 found consuming alcohol will immediately be evicted from the festival.
Q: Is there re-entry this year?
A: Due to new restrictions placed on Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride by the ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control), City of Long Beach and Long Beach Police Department in order for patrons to continue to be able to move freely about at the festival while enjoying an alcoholic beverage, Long Beach Pride is not allowing re-entry. Given our event is private we are still under ABC jurisdiction and of the options offered by the ABC and LBPD the no-entry decision will have the least impact on our event. While this restriction is new, we are confident that it will not impact your Pride experience. We thank you for your understanding and support. We look forward to creating a meaningful and memorable 2011 Pride together.