To celebrate Gay Pride month, throughout the month of June 2019, rainbow flag banners will be on display throughout downtown Napa, and a rainbow flag will fly in front of Napa’s City Hall. Napa Valley residents and visitors may celebrate LGBTQ pride with a series of planned events which benefit the local nonprofit LGBTQ Connection.
The festivities begin Saturday, June 1, 2019 with the "Rock Around the Clock" sock-hop themed youth pride dance for ages 13-20 at the Napa Library from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring DJ Rotten Robbie. On Tuesday, June 4, Queen of the Valley Community Outreach in Napa provides a free Pride breakfast and potluck for LGBTQ seniors 10 a.m. to noon. On Wednesday, June 5, Kellie Fuller and the Mike Greensill Trio perform “The Look of Love” at Blue Note Napa, featuring all the classic (and sometimes campy) pop hits of the 1960’s. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. On Thursday, June 6 is the annual "Pride Kickoff at The Q Restaurant" from 5 to 9 p.m.
The weekend of June 8 and 9, 2019 features the return of "Drag Queens of The Valley" at the JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Napa Valley Opera House. The "Drag Queens of The Valley Benefit Show & Pride Dance" is Saturday, June 8, with doors opening at 7 p.m., and the performance at 8 p.m., with dancing to follow. On Sunday, June 9, the "Drag Queens of The Valley - Drag Brunch Pajama Party" starts at noon, and doors open at 11 a.m. On Friday, June 14, LGBTQ Connection's youth leadership team hosts "Drop the Mic," an open mic event for ages 13-20 at their Napa LGBTQ center. That same evening, Ca’Momi Osteria Live! presents “Dance for Pride - Featuring DJ Rotten Robbie,” a 21+ Pride dance party in downtown Napa from 10 p.m. to closing, and on Thursday, June 20, Tannery Bend Beerworks hosts "Cheers, Beers & Queers" featuring the brewery’s top craft beers all day, followed by “Queer & Questioning Trivia” night 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 features "Calistoga's a Drag!" show and dance for youth ages 13-20 at the Calistoga Community Center. 2019's Gay Pride month celebrations conclude on Saturday, June 29 at Kennedy Park in Napa, with an all-ages, family friendly "Napa Pride Community Cookout" from noon to 3 p.m. Main dishes (including meat and vegetarian options) will be provided by the LGBTQ Connection, and guests are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Additionally, during the month of June 2019, Honig Vineyard and Winery in Rutherford will donate tasting fees to The Trevor Project, which supports the LGBTQ community, while
Gran Electrica in downtown Napa will serve a specialty cocktail in celebration of Gay Pride month and donate a portion of cocktails sold to LGBTQ Connection of Napa & Sonoma.
About LGBTQ Connection:
What was born as a support group for LGBTQ youth at the VOICES youth center in Napa in early spring 2010, has grown into a comprehensive, multi-county initiative fostering healthy, diverse and inclusive communities, driven by youth and other emerging leaders in the rural and suburban north San Francisco Bay Area -- and a model program for the State of California. As both a hub of LGBTQ information and a thriving center of the community, LGBTQ Connection increases awareness, visibility & wellness.
About Visit Napa Valley
Visit Napa Valley is the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as one of the world’s premier wine, food, arts and wellness destinations.
The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford/Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.
The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer complimentary Napa Valley magazines, maps, brochures and winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop featuring locally sourced gift items.
For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your Napa Valley experience, please explore VisitNapaValley.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitNapaValley.