Events

Ventura County Pride

Stand Out Stand Proud

Ventura County Pride Festival is a weekend-long event in August with over 5,000 attendees that celebrates the LGBTQ community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. All proceeds raised will sustain the Community Resource Center and Diversity Collective programs and services. These services include free anonymous HIV & AIDS testing, peer-support groups, cultural competency training, and Rainbow Umbrella Youth Group, a safe space for LGBTQ youth and their allies.

Our mission for Pride weekend is to educate, advocate, and celebrate the LGBTQ community while providing a platform for those most marginalized in our community. We promote diversity, education, and mental and physical health to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Latinx population, and the general public.

The work of Diversity Collective is essential 365 days a year, as we offer support and resources for a marginalized community. Pride Weekend is a time for Ventura County's LGBTQ+ Community to celebrate, stand out and stand proud.

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Join us for the 25th annual

Ventura County Pride

August 17, 2024

Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura

Noon - 6pm

 

Ventura County Pride Week Events

We're so excited for the 25th anniversary of VC Pride, that we couldn't contain the celebration to just one day! 

Join us for more fun and fabulousness at the events below. Make sure to check back as more events will be added soon!

Thursday, Aug 15 - 6pm - Pride Hike with Ventura Land Trust at Harmon Canyon Preserve

 

Sponsorship & Vendors

Would you like to join us in making the 2024 Pride festival an outstanding event that celebrates diversity and inclusion in our community? Download an application to become a Sponsor and/or a Vendor today.

All applications are due by 5:00pm on July 30, 2024.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Vendors

Have a business or organization that would like to join us at VC Pride? Apply to become a vendor today.

You can download the vendor guidelines and application for more information and submit payment for vendor booths and food truck spaces using the buttons below.

Sponsorship

Support from our sponsors helps make this celebration of the county's LGBTQIA+ community happen. Show your love for the for the community and become a sponsor.

You can download the "Sponsorship Information & Application" and submit payment using the buttons below.

VC Pride VIP Tickets

General Admission to VC Pride is free, however you can make your day of Pride extra special with VIP access.

Each VIP ticket allows access to a covered lounge area where you can grab a seat and enjoy 2 complimentary drinks and a variety of small bites from local chefs and bakers.

Don't forget to pick up a swag bag featuring gifts from our VIP donors (while supplies last).

All proceeds raised go to sustain the Community Resource Center and Diversity Collective Ventura County programs and services.

 

VIP access: $50

VIP tickets include:

  • 2 drink tickets
  • 1 photo booth ticket
  • small bites tasting
  • covered lounge area with table and chairs
  • swag bag (while supplies last)

Volunteers

We couldn't make Ventura County Pride a success without our amazing volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for VC Pride, click on the "Volunteer" button below and complete the form. You can let us know your interested year-round and we will contact you as we get closer to the August event.

Thank You to the VC Pride 2024 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Dignity Health
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Annual Sponsor

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Diversity Gala

Each year Diversity Collective Ventura County hosts our Diversity Gala and honors individuals and organizations who have made an impact on the LGBTQ+ community. The honorees have inspired us to reach higher, farther, and stronger each year. Proceeds from our Diversity Gala help sustain our Community Resource Center and its programs.

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Thanks to the unwavering support of our community and allies, Diversity Collective has made a significant impact on the LGBTQ2+ community for the past 10 years. Our 2024 event celebrated this milestone achievement.

Thank you to all who made this an event to remember.

2024 Honorees

Vanguard

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One Step A La Vez

Diversity Spotlight

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Celia Daniels

Community Ally

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Assemblymember

Steve Bennett

Guidestar

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Kelly-Marie Jones

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors

Annual Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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Pride Prom

Pride Prom of Ventura is an LGBTIQQA+ oriented prom that aims to promote individuality and acceptance among all orientations and gender identities while celebrating diversity and the strive for equality. All proceeds raised go to sustain the Rainbow Umbrella program and the Community Resource Center.

More information can be found at vcprideprom2024.funraise.org

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May 4, 2024

Doors open at 6pm

Oxnard College Performing Arts Building

4000 S Rose Ave

Oxnard, CA 93033

Ticket sales/RSVP has ended.

There are a few tickets that will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the door the night of the event.

Sponsors

Special Thanks to our sponsors for helping make Pride Prom 2024 possible.
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AIDS Walk Ventura

The goal of AIDS Walk Ventura is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and to fund Diversity Collective's HIV-AIDS Education and Prevention Program. We work closely with the County of Ventura to ensure we fill in the gaps of service here in the county and make a positive impact on how HIV-AIDS affects us locally.

AIDS Walk Ventura County is a fun, healthy way for friends, families, and teams of co-workers to raise awareness and help do their part in the fight against HIV & AIDS in Ventura County. The event has a long history in the county. We do this work in partnership with Ventura County Public Health and with the help of numerous volunteers and sponsor organizations. Together we can reduce and eventually stop the spread of HIV & AIDS in Ventura County.

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Help us raise awareness about HIV & AIDS and fund Diversity Collective's HIV-AIDS Education & Prevention Program.

Past Event

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Ready, Set, Walk!

Saturday, October 28th at College Park in Oxnard from 9am - 1pm

5K Walk   |   Free Health Fair   |   Entertainment

2023 Sponsors

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Calendar of Events

Our events promote individuality and acceptance among all orientations and gender identities.

Upcoming Events

We do what we do, because of you.

Diversity Collective of Ventura County is able to help our community because of our incredible network of supporters including sponsors, donors and volunteers. Without you all, we would not exist. If the Diversity Collective has made an impact on your life, or in the life of someone you love, consider supporting our case in whatever way you are able. We sincerely appreciate you.

Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors