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 Beachside Pride Festival is a weekend-long event that celebrates the LGBT 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 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. 

Diversity Collective VC will kick the weekend off with a:
Pride Board of Directors Kick-Off Mixer, Friday, August 17th

Ventura Pier, Beach House Fish, upstairs on The Deck 
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Music, appetizers, fantastic happy hour drinks and dinner prices,

and our fabulous Pride Raffle. 
Pre Pride Party, Friday, August 17th at Paddy's Ventura 
9:00 pm to Closing. Full show starting at 9:30 hosted by Meatball the drag queen, featuring Glen Alen and more,  dancing, and Pride drink specials all night long.

Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival Celebrating Diversity, Rasing Up Community. 
Saturday, August 18th, Promenade Park, Ventura
11:00 am to 6:00 pm. his year's festival will include beachside entertainment all day with Drag Legends Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine as our main headliners and also featuring Lauren Ruth Ward, Madonnica, and Echo V, over 75 vendors, food trucks, beer and wine, V.I.Pride area, and so much more. 
Pride After Party, Saturday, August 18th at Paddy's Ventura. 
9:00 am to closing. Full show starting at 9:30 hosted by Big Red and featuring local talent, Two dance floors, and Pride drink specials all night long.

Pride Brunch, Sunday, August 19th at the Pierpont Inn Ventura. 
11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Last two years our Pride Brunch has been so much fun we are bringing it back.

Buffet style brunch with full show hosted by drag queen Pickle, featuring comics, Two Dykes and a Mic, Kevin Yee, and a special appearance by comic legend Judy Tenuta.

We are thrilled to announce these Pride Sponsors so far:
United Staffing Associates, Macy's, Amgen PRIDE Committee, The Port of Hueneme, Project SAFER, Cumulus Media, City of Ventura, Paddy's Ventura, Pierpont Inn Wyndham Garden Ventura, ID Lubricants, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Bank of America, The Fight Magazine, Ventura Spirits, Anacapa Brewing Company, Wells Fargo, Better Call Blake Real Estate, and Starbucks District 515. 

This is the largest LGBTQ event in the county and the largest fundraiser for Diversity Collective Ventura County during the year. All proceeds raised during Ventura County Pride Weekend go to sustain our Community Resource Center and Diversity Collective programs. 

For more information on how to sponsor Ventura County Pride contact: joseph@diversitycollective.org.
For more information on how to be a vendor contact: vendor@diversitycollective.org 
for entertainment request contact: entertainment@diversitycollective.org 
To volunteer contact: volunteers@diversitycollective.org 
For all other inquiries contact: info@diversitycollective.org or call 805-644-(LGBT