Most of us know that the LGBTQ scene in Laguna Beach during the ‘70s was mainly what gave the city it’s reputation of being an LGBTQ friendly destination.
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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
Club Nirvana Rooftop Deck
7:00pm – 11:00pm
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 – 2:00am
Main Street Cabaret
Laguna Beach Pride 365 welcomes you to Main Street Bar & Cabaret with their official Pride Weekend Kick-Off Dance Party! Enjoy your favorite beverages and dance the night away. Wear a rainbow and join in the "Best Rainbow" contest to win prizes and surprises for everyone.
Saturday, June 1
Laguna Canyon Nature Hike
8:00am - 10:00am
Enjoy an early morning hike to get the juices flowing for a full day of pride. Your tour director will meet you with bottled water and maps for the outing as you discover a portion of the 22,000 acres of preserved outdoor spaces that surround Laguna Beach. More details will be provided as they become available. All ages are welcome, 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Royal Hawaiian Bingo Brunch
11:00am - 2:00pm
Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill
Endora can call the number as no one else can! With her own raucous commentary, all in good taste, as always! Some great prizes to be awarded to the winners, the competition will be fierce! Enjoy some personable hosts and bingo card distributors that will certainly add to the entertainment value! All ages are welcome, 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
3:00pm – 12:00am
Seven 7 Seven
Enjoy a day of entertainment featuring GoGos, Queens, guest DJs and performances. Specialty vendors, food and drinks.
$12 General Admission ($15 at the door)
$45 VIP Lounge ($55 at the door), 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
5:00pm – 12:00am
Featuring guest DJs, GoGos, Queens and More!
$10 cover charge
For more information, visit www.LagunaBeachPride.org
Happy Hour Daily
Wednesdays: Drag Bingo and Drag Show
Thursdays/Saturdays: DJ and Dancing
Sundays: Special Events