2019 THEME:

Strength Through Unity

Pajaro Valley Pride was created by a group of Watsonville residents who are eager to serve the LGBTQ+ community in the area, and to help build bridges with the general community in south county. Part of our efforts include providing resources to our under-resourced community in the form of scholarships to local LGBTQ+ youth that aspire to pursue higher education. We want to foster our leaders and provide them with the support, confidence, and resources needed to help them aim for long-term goals.

 
 
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Our Mission

Our long-term goal is to help transform the city of Watsonville
and the south county area into a community that accepts and celebrates all forms of diversity. We want our work and movement to make an otherwise conservative south county a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community to be seen without stigma or prejudice. Our mission includes opening an LGBTQ+ resource center and space in south county for our community to develop and thrive in.

We hope and ask for your participation throughout our efforts to put Pajaro Valley Pride 2018, and help us make it a great event for the whole family!

Events

Girls Rock: Kick-off to Pride

Come kick off Santa Cruz Pride weekend with the fabulous Christie McCarthy and her all-star band in support of a mighty cause, the Pajaro Valley Pride Youth Scholarship Program, benefiting our leaders of tomorrow!

Get Involved

Each year dedicated people from our community come out to help plan, support, develop, and deliver the magic that is Pajaro Valley Pride. We couldn’t do it without you! Volunteering for Pajaro Valley Pride is a good way to get connected with the community, meet new friends, and give back by making more welcoming spaces for people who need it most, where we celebrate our communities, together. We need help with a variety of tasks. If you’re interested in volunteering please sign up.

 

History

Check out past events, Grand Marshals, and more.



Volunteer opportunities

Interested in making a difference for your community or get involved with our fun events?


Make a Donation

We ask for your support in creating a safe space for our community members to gather, celebrate, listen, shout, chant, march, learn, exist, honor, speak, enjoy one another's company.