FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CATALINA PRIDE CELEBRATION RETURNS
Catalina Island to host its Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration
AVALON, CALIF. (May 18, 2023) – A picture-perfect island and proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community, Catalina Island always celebrates equity with a spirit of championing diversity and inclusion. While Pride season is in full force around the country in June, Love Catalina Island Tourism Authority welcomes and encourages all residents, visitors, and businesses to celebrate in support of the LGBTQ+ community locally and across Southern California. The much-anticipated Catalina Pride festivities will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2023.
The opening ceremonies and Pride walk will kick off at 12 p.m., followed by the main event at Wrigley Stage in the center of Avalon. The celebration will feature live entertainment and a pride walk supporting the LGBTQ+ community, followed by parties and events around sunset. Southern California all-girls cover band Pulp Vixen will take the Wrigley stage again to headline Catalina's pride celebration at 7:45 p.m. While DJ Asha returns for her second year as Catalina Pride Emcee, DJ Asha hails from London but is a permanent fixture in the Los Angeles and Orange County scene. Other live performances include KingQueen, Devan M. with Liza Light, and the return of Long Beach Cheerleaders. Volunteers of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County chapters of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will also support the evening. For more information and a schedule of events, click here.
In addition, the historic Catalina Casino will be lit in vibrant rainbow colors to showcase Catalina's love and support for the LGBTQ+ community from June 21-25. Purchase Love Catalina pride merchandise here and follow along for all the fun on Instagram at @catalina_island_pride.
The Love Catalina Island Tourism Authority is a proud member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Catalina Pride Celebration is sponsored and supported by US Bank, Catalina Adventure Sailing, Seacrest Inn, and Catalina Canyon Inn.
For more information about Love Catalina Island, please visit www.lovecatalina.com.
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