A rainbow flag, the gay pride symbol, flapping in the wind. (Photo by Ludovic Bertron)

Rainbow flags will be flying high for this week-long LGBT pride festival featuring events ranging from food tastings, prayer services, fun runs, beach parties, a concert on the beach.

A TASTE OF LONG BEACH
Celebrate pride month by discovering delicious food and drinks along the beach with specials at participating restaurants and bars listed at prideonthebeach.org. Long Beach. June 21-23.

KICKOFF PARTY AT JUNCTION
Kickoff pride weekend with a DJ and some quality eats! Junction Live Music Sports Grill, 20 W Park Ave., Long Beach. 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. June 21.

PRIDE 5K RUN AND FUN RUN
Hit the scenic Long Beach boardwalk and run a timed 5K or an easier untimed course with proceeds going towards the LGBT Network. Long Beach Boardwalk at 1 Laurelton Blvd, Long Beach. 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. June 22.

TITO’S VODKA PRIDE PET PARADE
Enjoy the second annual pride pet parade with all your furry friends! Long Beach Rec. Center Gazebo, 700 Magnolia Blvd. Long Beach. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. June 22.

TWILIGHT BEACH PARTY
Plenty of dancing in the sand along with live DJs and special VIP amenities. Beach Pass needed to attend. On the beach at 1 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. June 22.

PRIDE CABARET NIGHT
Enjoy a night of cabaret-style performances at the third annual Pride Cabaret directed by Lydia Sabosto. Located at Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. June 22.

PRIDE MARKET FAIR
Walk along the boardwalk filled with vendors, shops and exhibitors as you enjoy the beach view. Long Beach Boardwalk between National Blvd and Edwards Blvd, 1 National Blvd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23.

29TH ANNUAL LI PRIDE PARADE
Celebrate pride month by marching with thousands of LGBT people and supporters or grabbing a spot to view the parade and enjoy the floats, performers and marching bands. The parade begins on Broadway at Lafayette Blvd. and will proceed East on Broadway to Long Beach Blvd. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. June 23.

CONCERT ON THE BEACH
End off a day of celebration with a beachfront concert of live performances! On the beach at 1 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. June 23.

Full list of events at prideonthebeach.org Prices vary. June 21-26.

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