Diversity Collective Ventura County is a community based non profit 501c3 organization. Promoting advocacy, education, and mental and physical health for the LGBTQ community in Ventura County, California via our community resource center, programs and community events. We are the parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura and The Diversity Gala. All proceeds raised through fundraising efforts go to fund DCVC and it's community programs.
VENTURA COUNTY PRIDE 2019
20th Anniversary Festival Stand Out Stand Proud
Ventura County Pride Festival is a weekend-long event that celebrates the LGBTQ community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. All proceeds raised go to sustain the Community Resource Center and Diversity Collective programs and services.
Our mission for Pride weekend is to educate, advocate, and celebrate the LGBTQ community while providing a platform for those most marginalized in our own community. We promote diversity, education, mental, and physical health to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and the latinx population as well as the general public. All of this year’s pride events seek to show that we are proud of who we are and will continue to thrive as such.
This year we are moving the festival to Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura for more visibility and a greater opportunity to collaborate with local businesses. Recognizing the contribution and sacrifices our community made 50 years ago, especially trans women and drag queens of color, at the Stonewall Riot. This movement along with many others laid the foundation for LGBTQ liberation and activism.
Diversity Collective VC will kick the weekend off with a:
Pre Pride Party, Friday, August 16th, 2019 from 9:00 pm till 1:30 am at Paddy's Ventura. Drink specials, two dance floors, a full Pride show by the Peaches and Cream Production "Almost 21" and much more.
Ventura County Pride Festival Celebrating 20 years in Ventura County. Saturday, August 17th, 2019
A full day of entertainment from the main stage including this years headliner, Ada Vox from last years American Idol, Jason Cozmo as Dolly Parton, Puff Host, Get Loud Movement, and our very own Cooper as emcee. We are bringing back the VIPRIDE Lounge under the park gazebo, over 80 vendors, food truck show, kids zone including a drag queen story hour, Youth Lemonade Lounge, a senior Lavender Lounge, and so much more.
12 AND UNDER FREE ADMISSION
STUDENT, MILITARY, SENIOR, OR DISABILITY: $5.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00
VIPRIDE AREA SPONSORED BY ANACAPA BREWING COMPANY, VENTURA SPIRITS, WATERLOO CELLARS, ROLLING SPIRITS, 8TH DEVIL DISTRIBUTING, AND FLYING EMBERS. VIPRIDE TICKET INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE FESTIVAL, ADMISSION TO THE EXPANDED AREA AND PARK COVERED GAZEBO WITH FREE TASTINGS OF BEER. WINE, HARD KOMBUCHA, AND SPIRITS FROM ALL SPONSORS, DESSERT BAR BY LISA MORRIS LI MOR CAKES, MEET AND GREET WITH HEADLINERS, FREE PRIDE SWAG BAG, VIP RESTROOM AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED. $40.00
Pride After Party, Saturday, August 17th, 2019 from 9:00 pm to 1:30 am at Paddy's Ventura. Drink Specials, two dance floors, a full show from the Peaches and Cream Production including Ada Vox from American Idol, Jason Cozmo, and so much more.
Pride Brunch, Sunday, August 18th, 2019, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Pierpont Inn Ventura. Brunch buffet and full pride show including Pickle the Drag Queen as our annual host, laugh out loud, Two Dykes and A Mic, and funny guy, Matthew Moore. $40.00. This event always sells out, get your tickets now!
For more information on how to sponsor Ventura County Pride contact: email@example.com.
For more information on how to be a vendor contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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For all other inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-644-(LGBT)5428