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.

Laguna Beach Pride: June 1-3, 2018

Friday, June 1
Kick-Off Party at Main Street Bar & Cabaret - 4:00pm-2:00am
1460 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
Cost: No Cover; Must be 21 and over to attend. 
DJ Music, Dancing and GoGo Dancers
   7:00pm: Cabaret Entertainment with Tony and Endora
   10:00pm: Best Pride Costume Contest

Saturday, June 2
Aloha Brunch & Drag Bingo at The Royal Hawaiian - 10:30am-2:30pm
331 N. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
Cost: No Cover; All ages welcome.
Drag Queen Endora with Bingo Boys and Prizes

Pride Pavilion - 12noon-8:00pm
1401 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
Must be 14 and over unless with a parent.

Party at the Boom Boom Room - 2:00pm-2:00am
1401 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
Cost: VIP & General Admission available; click here for tickets; Must be 21 and older to attend.
DJ, Dancing, Drag Show, GoGo Dancers

Sunday, June 3
West Street Beach Party - 11:00am-5:00pm
Cost: No Cover; All ages welcome.
DJ, Dancing, Beach Fun, Games and GoGo Dancers

Tea Dance at Boom Boom Room - 4:00pm-2:00am
1401 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach
Cost: $5 at the door; Must be 21 and over to attend. 
DJ, Dance Music, Drag Show and GoGo Dancers 

To book a room, click here.

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