LGBTQ Friendly Events & Things To Do In Laguna

Welcome to Laguna Beach's LGBTQ community that boasts the best LGBT-friendly events in Orange County.

History- In the 1960s, Main Beach in Laguna Beach was not only a major tourist destination, but also known as the epicenter of the city's gay culture, which was home to two beach-front gay bars, Dante's and Barefoot. Scroll down the page to find a list of local gay events in Laguna Beach.

The City eventually made Main Beach a public park, also known as the ‘window to the sea.' The gay culture naturally moved to the 1400 block of South Coast Highway, which was home to The Coast Inn, Boom Boom Room and a gay dinner house, which has changed hands several times over the years. Bob Gentry was the first openly gay elected official in Orange County when he became mayor of Laguna Beach in 1982, further welcoming the gay community to town. He served during the height of the AIDS crisis.

Then on May 9th 2018, the City of Laguna Beach presented the LGBT Heritage and Culture Committee with a proclamation recognizing the month of June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Heritage and Culture Month in Laguna Beach.


Friday, May 31
Rooftop Pride Weekend Happy Hour
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Nirvana Grille
Enjoy the roof top bar and watch the sunset. Special Happy Hour prices plus full dinner menu available.

Friday, May 31
Pride Weekend Kickoff Celebration
9:00pm – 1:30am
Main Street Cabaret
More info to come 

Saturday, June 1
Pride Festival
3:00pm – 1:00am
Seven 7 Seven 
Enjoy a day of entertainment featuring GoGos, Queens, guest DJs and performances. Specialty vendors, food and drinks. 
$15 General Admission 
$45 VIP Lounge, premium beverage, 2 dinks and valet parking, $65 at the gate 

Sunday, June 2
West Street Beach Pride Party
11:00am – 5:00pm 
Enjoy an afternoon playing seaside at the iconic West Street Beach. Enjoy DJs, entertainment and dancing. 

Sunday, June 2 
Closing Par-T Dance
4:00pm – 12:00am
Featuring guest DJs, GoGos, Queens and More!
$10 cover charge

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Happy Hour Daily

Tuesdays: Karaoke

Wednesdays: Drag Bingo and Drag Show

Thursdays/Saturdays: DJ and Dancing

Sundays: Special Events 

LGBTQ History and Itinerary

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