See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the San Diego area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
May 5 - June 12, 2016. Musical about Afghani Bacha Bazi tradition: wealthy men buying boys to train them as party dancers/performers. Paiman and Feda spent their young lives confined. Meeting by chance, developing feelings for one another, they journey towards a new life in alien territory. A contemporary fable of society teetering on collapse, torn between yesterday and tomorrow.
May 7, 2016, 8pm at the World Beat Center. Summer KICK-OFF ... bringing the PERRY TWINS + MATT EFFECT to town! They are sexy, and they know how to ROCK THE HOUSE with the incredible WBC sound system, spacious dance floor and plenty of parking. The first of a DJ series planned for the summer at World Beat Center presented by Joe Whitaker and MAN UPP!
May 14, 2016, noon-6pm. Kick Off Summer in San Diego, 21+ at the roof top pool of Doubletree by Hilton, 1646 Front St, in Littlle Italy, San Diego, with a stunning view of San Diego Bay. DJs Max Bruce (LA) + Matt Effect (SYD). A portion of event proceeds will go to Sunburst Youth Housing of San Diego. Next Splash: July 16th at the Doubletree/Hilton - HIGH TEA SAN DIEGO PRIDE 2016.
May 29, 2016, 9:30pm at Numbers, 3811 Park Blvd. The longest running and most recognized multi-cultural gay dance party in LA and SF is now coming to San Diego - a 21+ event.
June 3-5, 2016. Memorial Day Weekend, at North Park Theatre, 2891 University Ave. LGBT Film Festival to delight gay cinema buffs with their wide international selection. Check their website for schedules and information about the main event, plus monthly screenings throughout the year.
July 1-3, 2016. FRI: TWISTED BEAR w/ DJs Paul Coals (LON) + Corey Craig (NY). SAT: THIRST Pool Party w/ DJ Max Bruce (LA); HEAT Leather/ Cigars Meet-Up at Pecs; DILF by MAN-UPP at Pecs; TESTOSTÉRONE w/ DJs Ron Hamelin (MTL) + Brian Maier (SF). SUN: TAGGED Dog Tag Tea Dance w/ DJ Corey Craig (NY); "MR. AMERICA" (NY); BUST Pool Party w/ DJs Kurty (SD) + Paul Coals (LON).
July 16, 2016, FRI Spirit of Stonewall Rally 6pm at Marston Pt. (Balboa Dr/ 8th Dr) Festival Main Stage. SAT Pride Parade, 11am from the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Ave and Normal St, west on University Ave, south on 6th Ave, left onto Balboa Dr to end at Laurel St + Pride 5K from University at Centre. SAT/SUN 11am Music Festival. See the website for updates on everything PRIDE!
July 30-31, 2016, venue and details TBA. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) has been bringing harmony to the city for 30 years.
August 25-29, 2016, Ramona, CA. Festival/party, 3 days/ 2 nights of cultural/art events. Music headliners: Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Pete Tong, Nate Ruess, Hippo Campus Band, Gramatik, Punch Brothers +more. Mud wrestling, contests, hot air balloon, zorp battle, fun and games, carnival rides, dance party, yoga, beer garden, 400+ food vendors, on-site camping, shuttle bus to DTSD.
September 2-5, 2016. Gay Eight epic parties, 20 international DJs. Host Hotel: Lafayette Hotel. See website for full details TBA.
November 13-20, 2016.Embarcadero Marina Park North. The best wines from around the world and some of today’s biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities. Join over 150 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, 60 of San Diego’s best restaurants, and 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation for the biggest wine and food celebration on the West Coast.
November 19-22, 2016. Four day annual weekend for bears includes: Kickoff Dinner, Bear-eoke at Redwing; Pool Party at hotel + Meet/Greet at PECS BAR; BBQ/Pool Party + MR. SO CAL BEAR/CUB Contest/Show and SUNBEARS FUEL BEAR DANCE PARTY at Rich's; SUN Brunch and Bingo with the Sisters + VICTORY CELEBRATION & BEER BUST at Hole in the Wall + Farewell Dinner. See website for updates: