A Day of Music, Unity, and Celebration on June 15, 2024 

AVALON, CALIF. (May 20, 2024) – Catalina Island is eagerly anticipating its annual Pride Celebration, set for Saturday, June 15, 2024. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, bringing together the LGBTQ+ community and allies for a day filled with music, festivities, and fun.

Catalina Pride, sponsored by US Bank, will kick off at noon with the ceremonial Pride Walk, starting from Wrigley Stage and continuing along the scenic waterfront to the famous Catalina Island Casino. Participants are encouraged to don their brightest rainbow attire as they join in this joyous march showcasing support for the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, the historic Catalina Island Casino will be lit in vibrant rainbow colors to showcase Catalina’s love and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Wrigley Stage will be the heart of the celebration, featuring an exciting lineup of live entertainment. Highlights include:

  • Pulp Vixen – This all-female cover band, known for their high-energy performances, will headline the event.

  • DJ Asha – Returning for her third year, DJ Asha will keep the crowd dancing with her dynamic mixes.

  • KingQueen – The rock-pop band is back by popular demand.

  • Mermaid – Featuring Candace Quarrels and Brittany Campbell, this duo blends rock, pop, and R&B.

  • Danielle Lande – Singer-songwriter and founder of QUEERSOUND.

  • Patrick St. James – Irish-born, Manchester-based queer pop singer-songwriter.

  • DJ Jae Fusz – Former background dancer for Britney Spears, bringing his DJ skills to the stage.

  • Tonii and Miya King – Performing as both solo artists and their duo group Sunday.

  • Sister Ray – Known for their eclectic style and original songs.

  • DJ Hovani – Las Vegas-based DJ known for his infectious sets.

In addition to the main stage performances, an after-party will be held at the Chi Chi Club from 10 PM to close, featuring sets by DJ Hovani and DJ Fusz.

“We are delighted to welcome everyone to Catalina Island for this special celebration of love and diversity,” said Jim Luttjohann, CEO of Love Catalina. “Pride is not just an event; it's a testament to our community's commitment to inclusion and acceptance. Catalina is a wonderful destination for LGBTQ+ visitors year-round, offering a welcoming atmosphere, stunning scenery, and a variety of activities for all to enjoy. We look forward to a fantastic day of celebration, music, and unity.”

To make the celebration even more special, Catalina Island Inn and Catalina Canyon Inn are offering a 20% discount on lodging for stays from June 12-18, 2024. These special offers are pre-paid and non-refundable at the time of booking.

For more information about the event, visit the Pride page on Love Catalina, or follow @LoveCatalinaIsland and @Catalina_Island_Pride on Instagram for the latest updates.


About Love Catalina Island Tourism Authority:

With 230 members, the non-profit organization Love Catalina Island Tourism Authority is the champion of the island’s business community. The organization fosters a successful economy through the promotion of the island as an attractive destination for travel with a focus on sustainability. For more information, please visit www.LoveCatalina.com and join the conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovecatalinaisland), Instagram (@lovecatalinaisland), and Twitter (@lovecatalina_).

About Catalina Island:

A picture-perfect island paradise just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina is a beautiful, dynamic, eclectic destination with a rich history, wide open spaces, and fresh ocean breezes. Catalina offers 25 lodging properties and 300 vacation rentals, including bed and breakfast inns, seaside condominiums, charming bungalows and hotels. The Island boasts 33 palate-pleasing restaurants, lively seaside bars, and an abundance of on- and off-water activities and amenities. Also, home to eight marine sanctuaries and the Catalina Island Conservancy (with 48,000 acres of pristine protected wilderness), these island treasures offer endless year-round outdoor recreation possibilities. Catalina Island is the perfect getaway all visitors will love. For more information, please visit www.LoveCatalina.com.


62ABOVE on behalf of Catalina Island