Celebrate the Second Annual LA Pride Village on Hollywood Blvd.

Celebrate the Second Annual LA Pride Village on Hollywood Blvd.

Warming weather, June “gloom”, and Pride can only mean that Summer is basically here, and you’re bound to be looking for some fun to get into over the weekend. Here’s the best opportunity to get the most out of your weekend: Celebrate at LA Pride Village! Complete with food, partying, music, and plenty of people, it’s the hottest destination for weekend activities in LA. And what makes it even better is that it’s FREE!

The all-day street festival will take place at a new location this year, between Vine Street and Gower Street  — just steps away from the official LA Pride Parade Route — on June 11.

Hosted by The Hollywood Partnership and LA Pride, it’s the perfect complement to the LA Pride Parade. Festivities include:

  • 90 local vendor booths
  • Two entertainment stages featuring 14 performances
  • An expanded bar garden
  • 11 Food trucks
  • 1 LGBTQ+ Cinema Film Festival by NewFilmmakers LA @ The Montalbán Theatre
  • More comfortable crowd space for dancing and celebrating Pride on Hollywood Boulevard

If you’re the type to wonder who will be in attendance before you commit, you can expect a few familiar faces, like:

  • (9 AM Welcome Note @ Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.)
    • Kathleen Rawson, The Hollywood Partnership President & CEO
  • (2 PM Elected Officials Welcome Crowds @ Celebration Stage – Gower St. and Hollywood Blvd.)
    • Ben Allen, California State Senator 24th District
    • Maria Elena Durazo, California State Senator 26th District
    • Lindsey Horvath, LA County Board Supervisor
    • Hugo Soto-Martinez, LA City Councilmember
    • Rick Chavez Zbur, California State Assembly 51st District
  • Local leaders, special guests, community members and anyone who wants to celebrate Pride

In addition, from 3:00 PM-10:30 PM, NewFilmmakers LA will Present LGBTQ+ Cinema with The Montalbán @ 2023 LA PRIDE. This special event at Hollywood’s famed Montalbán Theatre features LGBTQ+ films spotlighting emerging filmmakers telling stories from across the spectrum of queer identities by artists from diverse backgrounds, including a strong representation of BIPOC storytellers. The event also hosts a full bar with reception space for mingling throughout the day, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers from each program.

The Second Annual LA Pride Village takes place on Sunday, June 11, from 9 AM to 8 PM.

The LA Pride Parade was the first permitted Gay Pride parade in the world, and its return home to Hollywood in 2022 after more than four decades prompted new traditions in the Hollywood Entertainment District. On Sunday, June 11, 2023, Hollywood Blvd. will again be the place to be to celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ community in Los Angeles. Experience the vibrant and inspirational LA Pride Parade, followed by a day of music, dancing, and togetherness at LA Pride Village. All festivities are free and open to the public. 

About The Hollywood Partnership

The Hollywood Partnership is a non-profit, 501 (c) 6 established to manage the Hollywood Entertainment District Property Based-Business Improvement District (HED BID).  In 2018, the HED BID was renewed for a period of ten years and its geographic area stretches along the world-famous Walk of Fame and spans historic Hollywood Boulevard, from the La Brea Avenue Gateway on the west, through the iconic Sunset Boulevard, to the Hollywood 101 Freeway on the east. Many of Hollywood’s famous landmarks are located in the HED – the epicenter of the entertainment capital of the world and birthplace of the movie industry.  For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodpartnership.com. 

About The Hollywood Community Trust

An affiliate of The Hollywood Partnership (THP), the Hollywood Partnership Community Trust (HPCT) is a non-profit organization that secures additional funding for projects and programs designed to strengthen and benefit the Hollywood neighborhood. The HPCT enhances the public experience in Hollywood by augmenting THP’s valuable place management work through donor contributions, grants, sponsorships, service contracts and enterprise programs. Since its inception in 2022, HPCT has raised more than $1.5 Million from public and private partners to reinvest in clean and safe programs, beautification projects, economic development efforts and community events in the HED.

About Christopher Street West (CSW) / LA Pride

Christopher Street West Association (CSW), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Over 50 years later, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the iconic LA Pride Parade celebration & Pride in the Park (the largest Pride music event in the country), they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit lapride.org for more information and follow @lapride on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.


LA Pride, American Red Cross, City Council District 13, W Hollywood, Orange Barrel Media, ABC 7, Argyle House, Block by Block, Coca-Cola, East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, Ethan Weaver For City Council, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, HONDA, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council, Koe, LA County Democratic Party, LA Metro, MMD Shops, The Montalbán Theatre, MP Los Angeles, New Filmmakers LA, Ovation Hollywood, The Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Perfect Hydration, Pineapple Express. Princess Cruises, Roar Organic, The Roosevelt Hollywood, Royal Bud, Sound Nightclub, SP+, Suja Organic, Sunset Studios, UCLA Health, VinFast

Upcoming: Fogo de Chão Hosts Justin Wine Dinner

Upcoming: Fogo de Chão Hosts Justin Wine Dinner

Temperatures are rising, and so are the flames over at Fogo de Chão! This week, Fogo is offering guests an invitation to its JUSTIN Wine Event — taking place on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm. This event goes beyond SoCal, as it is being hosted at all Fogo locations nationwide.

For just $105, guests will experience a four-course chef-curated menu, paired with world-class wine at the Justin Wine Dinner. Savor four chef-curated courses — including premium JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé, and Red Blends paired with Jumbo Shrimp Gazpacho, fire-roasted Bone-in Ribeye, Wagyu NY Strip, and more! It’s a match you have to taste to believe.If you aren’t already familiar, Fogo de Chão is the ultimate place to discover indulgent in-house dry-aged and wet-aged meat cuts, such as Bone-In Ribeye and Wagyu NY Strip, perfectly paired with a selection of JUSTIN wines. The elevated Brazilian dining experience has perfected the culinary art of preparing premium, indulgent meat that tastes so decadent, you’ll want to come back for every occasion. Not to mention, the many sides and veggie options are able to stand all alone if you find yourself on any particular diet.Make reservations here – note space is limited and attendees must be 21+.

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Kicks Off June 9

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Kicks Off June 9

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Film Series Kicks Off June 9. (Orange County, Calif.) – The County of Orange and OC Parks are proud to present the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series. Enjoy summer nights under the stars with free live music and movie screenings at regional parks throughout Orange County. All events are family-friendly with free parking and food and drink options available for purchase.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 22 to Aug. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy live music from exceptional bands and artists at Craig Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

The concert series kicks off with Paco Versailles June 22 at Craig Regional Park in Fullerton, followed by popular local and acclaimed touring artists including The Rembrandts, Ozomatli, No Duh, FlashPants, The English Beat, The Aquabats! and Queen Nation, with an additional artist to be announced. Flashback Heart Attack will close out the 2023 OC Parks Summer Concert Series with an electrifying performance at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks with 14 free movie screenings Friday nights beginning June 9 to Sept. 8 at Craig Regional Park, Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. Guests of all ages can enjoy recent blockbusters and popular classics, complete with pre-show entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Showtimes begin after sundown, at approximately 8 p.m.

Friday night films kick off June 9 and include Thor: Love and Thunder (2022), A Bug’s Life (1998), Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Top Gun: Maverick (2022), Clueless (1995), Lightyear (2022), Nacho Libre (2006), Cruella (2021), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Uncharted (2022) and Mamma Mia! (2008).

“The County of Orange and OC Parks are thrilled to bring another fun-filled summer of entertainment to the community,” said Donald P. Wagner, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “Enjoying a free concert or movie in the beautiful parks across the County is a wonderful way for visitors of all ages to celebrate the summer outdoors.”

OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series are open to all ages and free to attend with free parking. Food trucks will serve a variety of cuisines at each location and a beer and wine garden will be available to those 21 and over. Join your friends and family and enjoy free concerts and movie screenings this summer with OC Parks.

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Thursday nights, 5 p.m. (Event starts at 5 p.m., live music begins at 6 p.m.)

Date: June 22

Concert: Paco Versailles @ Craig Regional Park


Date: June 29

Concert: Sweet and Tender Hooligans @ Craig Regional Park


Date: July 6

Concert: The Rembrandts @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: July 13

Concert: Ozomatli @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: July 20

Concert: No Duh: The Ultimate Tribute to No Doubt @ Mason Regional Park


Date: July 27

Concert: FlashPants @ Mason Regional Park


Date: August 3

Concert: The English Beat @ Mile Square Regional Park


Date: August 10

Concert: The Aquabats! @ Mile Square Regional Park


Date: August 17

Concert: Queen Nation @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach


Date: August 24

Concert: Flashback Heart Attack @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach


OC Parks Sunset Cinema

Friday nights, 6 p.m. (Event starts at 6 p.m., movie begins at sunset)


Date: June 9

Movie: Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) @ Craig Regional Park


Date: June 16

Movie: A Bug’s Life (1998) @ Craig Regional Park


Date: June 23

Movie: Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park


Date: June 30

Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) @ Carbon Canyon Regional Park


Date: July 7

Movie: Top Gun: Maverick (2022) @ Yorba Regional Park


Date: July 14

Movie: Clueless (1995) @ Yorba Regional Park


Date: July 21

Movie: Lightyear (2022) @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: July 28

Movie: Nacho Libre (2006) @ Irvine Regional Park


Date: August 4

Movie: Cruella (2021) @ Mason Regional Park


Date: August 11

Movie: Kung Fu Panda (2008) @ Mason Regional Park


Date: August 18

Movie: Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park


Date: August 25

Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park


Date: September 1

Movie: Uncharted (2022) @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach


Date: September 8

Movie: Mamma Mia! (2008) @ Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach