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Winter Events

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Promiseland EXHIBIT
November 2 — DECember 13 / PG Art Center

Local artist and queer rights activist Paul Richmond unveils new surrealist work that blends reality and abstraction.

Queer Movie Night: Love, Simon
November 30 / MPC Library

Join the Pride Pack of Monterey Peninsula College for a viewing of Love, Simon! There will be popcorn, snacks and a discussion.

Holiday Party
DECember 9 / Santa Cruz

Have a drink, see friends, enjoy the holiday festivities and support The Diversity Center of Santa Cruz.

Thanxmas! A Community Dinner Potluck
DECember 19 / The Epicenter

Join our friends at The Epicenter for a gift exchange, arts and crafts, and a holiday feast.

Big Gay Potluck
November 16 / The Epicenter

Join The Epicenter for a community potluck to celebrate life, the holidays, and our chosen families with gratitude and love!

LGBTQ Y Más: A Spanglish LGBTQ Event
November 30 / The Epicenter

A bilingual dialogue and workshop on the experience of being LGBTQ+ and navigating identities in English and Spanish.

Drag, Dance & Comedy Night
DECember 15 / Planet Gemini

A night full of side-splitting performances, high-energy dance numbers and whatever other absolute ridiculousness may occur.

Women’s March
January 19 / Colton Hall

We are marching this year from Colton Hall to Custom House Plaza. Save the date, more details coming soon!

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Friendsgiving Potluck
November 23 / EPiphany church

Come and enjoy a holiday lunch in an LGBTQ+ safe space with friends and family at the Epiphany Church in Marina. 

World Aids Day Storytelling
December 3 / MIIS

An open discussion with the community about experiences, common myths, statistics, and more about HIV and AIDS. 

¡Estamos Aquí! A Queer Art Benefit
December 15 / Alvarado Street Brewery

A multi-media art event in Salinas that shares the passion and skills of local queer and trans artists.

LatinX LGBTQ+ FIlm Festival
February 16-17 / Salinas

Save the date for the fourth annual film festival highlighting LGBTQ+ LatinX experiences in Salinas.


Follow Us

Stay connected to Monterey Peninsula Pride by Following Us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, collaborations and services, sign up for our mailing list.

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Recurring Events


Bowling at Monterey Lanes
Third Monday Every Month

Join the LGBTQ & Friends Meetup Group for Monday Mayhem at Monterey Lanes. After 9 p.m., there are $3 games and $3 shoe rentals. This is always a family-friendly event. Don’t forget your socks!

Trivia at London Bridge Pub
First TuesdaY Every MOnth

If you're good at geography, sports, pop culture and more, join the LGBTQ & Friends Meetup Group for Trivia Tuesday at London Bridge Pub. Buy-in for $1 and enjoy a stocked beer and food menu all night.

Social Hour at Springhill Suites
Every Thursday

Tired from a long day at work and need a little pick-me-up? Join the Monterey Bay GLBTQ Network for Social Hour every Thursday at Springhill Suites in Marina. Good people, good drinks, good vibes all around.

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Meeting of Friendship
SEcond Monday Every Month

Rainbow Speakers & Friends invites families and friends to share a safe space for a monthly meeting of friendship. And yes, there will be snacks!


Social at The Tavern
Every Wednesday

Join our Salinas Valley Pride friends for Social Wednesdays at the Salinas Sports Tavern from 9 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy drinks specials and no cover.


Drag, Dance and Comedy nights
One Saturday Night A Month

Echelon Entertainment is here to bring you comedy, drag, live music and tasty drinks at Planet Gemini, all served with a side of sass! Tickets cost $20.


Celebrate Pride

The purpose of the annual Monterey Peninsula Pride and Celebration is to unite and serve local LGBTQ+ communities by celebrating our histories, pursuing multicultural equity, developing LGBTQ+ leadership, educating ourselves and others, and cultivating alliances. 

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Find Support

As resources grow in monterey county, We’re building a directory of LGBTQ-friendly service providers and organizations to support you and your family. From Youth services to support groups, congregations to counseling centers, our goal is to keep the community connected and cared for.


Give Back

We have a whole lot of work to do, and every little bit counts. Your Contribution will support our vision to build a community in which all genders and sexualities are equally welcomed and celebrated. With your help, we can get there that much faster.

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Get Connected

New in town and trying to find your fellow rainbows?We remember what that’s like. Check out our list of groups in the area so you can get connected. As more social groups and student clubs emerge in our community, we’ll make sure you’re the first to know.