September 6-13th, 2020
With heavy hearts, our Board of Directors, in conjunction with city officials and per the guidelines put forth by global health agencies, have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person events for 2020, including the 11th annual Oakland Pride Parade, and move our festival to a digital format. In this time of great risk and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot consciously put any member of our community at greater risk by carrying on with “business as usual”.
The first Pride was not a festival, a parade, or a party in the street– it was an uprising. Our organization exists to celebrate the accomplishments of generations of Queer resisters, and to make and hold space for all those whose sexual identity and/or orientation does not fit neatly into the confines of an oppressive society. With this guiding intention, we intend to put on a digital event that serves and celebrates members of every gender identity and sexual orientation. We are in the process of planning a week-long multi-faceted digital event that brings together and engages the East Bay’s LGBTQ+ community without putting anyone’s health and well-being at risk.
So, what does a Virtual Vendor Village at Pride look like? Some features include a searchable event/booth directory, product or resource showcasing options, space to link your website or online store (Shopify compatible!), and the capacity to host group or 1-on-1 video chats with festival attendees and anyone that visits our site. Additionally, rather than a single day of Festival exposure, our Virtual Vendor Village will be live and available to the public for FOUR WEEKS, meaning more engagement, more chances to connect with the community, and more time to promote your online presence.
Exhibitor booth and parade fees for Oakland Pride are based on a number criteria: type of business/organization; location of the business/organization; and any add-ons (booth structure; tables & chairs, etc.) requested by the Exhibitor.
All exhibitor questions should be directed to: Katie at: email@example.com