OC Gay Pride Day

UPDATE:

Just a few reminders for OC Gay Pride Day.

1. I will have two big coolers for water and drinks.  We will have to be careful with alcohol in the park.  It's illegal, so... be careful about what you bring, but feel free to bring food to share or snacks we can most definitely store under the canopy during the day.

2. Be sure to park on 3rd street/Birch in the parking structure.

3.  The events (off of 4th street/Birch) are less than 100 yards from where we will be hanging out.

It will be a great day! A lot of fun and great people to meet.  See the original message below for other details.

Important: I will be in Mexico from Aug 2nd to Aug 9th. I will try and check email but I can't be sure that I will have access to the internet.  I will be there on the 10th and ready to party with all of you! Looking forward to an amazing day! It is a proud time for us - let's celebrate!

Original Message:

Join Orange County for their Gay Pride Day! Filled with events, music, food, and fun, Orange County puts on a great local pride event. Last year, there was over 10,000 attendees in downtown Santa Ana for the fun days. 25 of our members had a great time and we enjoyed tequila shots throughout the day!

Starting at noon, I will meet members at Birch Park (off of 3rd street and Birch street) across from the parking structure. Parking on 3rd street in the structures is best. 4th street will be filled with the events, music, food, and people. We'll have shot of tequila (for those who are interested in it) and head to the 4th street events. I will meet at birch park every 2 hours (2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm) for those arriving at different parts of the day.

Here's some history on OC Pride - it's pretty interesting!
http://www.prideoc.com/#!history/c1rts

More details will come later!
Here's my contact info - put it into your phone now so you have it.
Susie Valdez
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  • Joan Van W.

    Nice little festival

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just heard about this, is there a cover charge etc? I don't even know anyone here in OC, which is why I'm checking out meet up.

    August 10, 2013

    • Susie V.

      Just come babe! It will be a blast. We are having fun

      August 10, 2013

  • Bobby G.

    Happy Pride!!!
    Okay so I have been working all day trying to find a ride. I even considered taking the 3 hour walk there, deciding against it when I thought of the walk back to Anaheim. So...I guess maybe next time OC Pride. I hope everyone enjoys their Pride and be safe, but most of all...HAVE A FUCKING BLAST!!! lol :p *-* ;)

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • constance

    I'm here walking around!!! See you at random :)

    August 10, 2013

    • Susie V.

      Come over at two to meet people.

      August 10, 2013

  • Tina and T.

    So where is everyone meeting?

    August 10, 2013

    • Susie V.

      Birch park - corner of 3rd and birch. Look for the canopy.

      August 10, 2013

    • Tina and T.

      Got it, thanks

      August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to go into work for just a bit...ill try to still make it.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cant wait to buy Susie a beer.

    July 27, 2013

    • Susie V.

      I like the way you think!

      August 8, 2013

  • Tiffany

    I will have to stand down from this year's celebration, but I will be there in spirit. Be well all, and have much fun.

    July 31, 2013

  • Jules J.

    i'll be bartending the event but i'll sneak away and come by and visit when i can. or y'all can just visit me in the beer garden (: 12-4.

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Orchid

    Should be fun!!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Check out the Golden State Squares Booth! Gay Square Dancing! Super Fun Group!

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will see you! Look for the Golden State Squares booth! Tuyet and I have been dancing with them for a year, and it's a blast! Hope some of you can join us for classes starting on Sept. 11. Wednesday nights from 7-9:30 at 2555 Santiago St., Santa Ana, CA. First 3 classes are free, $8 per class thereafter.

    August 1, 2013

  • Benedetta K.

    Ugghh... I can't go....I just realized that I am returning from my vacation that day and probably won't get back in time :(

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to try to get there sometime after 4:00.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Benedetta K.

    looks fun

    1 · July 13, 2013

    • Susie V.

      We have an awesome time!

      July 13, 2013

  • Benedetta K.

    Hello all, I am definitely going try to get a babysitter for this day. I would love to meet some new people.

    July 13, 2013

  • Carol I.

    We are looking forward to meeting with this group again. See you then!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Tiffany

    I did this last year with a few friends and it was fun. I think I'll be free that day!

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was looking forward to this but have a fault obligation. Maybe we'll be able to get there in the evening.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love that I just took this "Meet up" from the 300's to the 400's.

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm back and retired from the military! I can't wait to try and hang with the gang... The last time I did anything was before I left almost 2 yrs ago!

    May 28, 2013

  • Winnie

    So..don't judge me...I've never been to a gay pride yet as my network of friends are mostly straight...YES...I am gay!!!
    But I'm also to shy to go solo/alone...so was wondering how it is?

    May 12, 2013

    • Susie V.

      P.S. A lot of members are shy and you are more than welcome to meet me that morning and we can go together. I open that up to all members - shy or wild. I'll help you meet people and we have incredible members who will help you feel very welcomed. Hope to see you there. Here's my text for more questions -[masked]

      May 12, 2013

    • Winnie

      Hey Susie!
      Thanks for the reply! I will definitely try to see if I can make this. However, if there are anything that comes up before this, please let me know. I really been looking for friends in the area and community as I really don't have a lot of friends outside of work and this is something that i am working on at this point in my life journey. Here is my number[masked]

      May 17, 2013

  • Tiffany

    We are working on a way to get everyone to recognize each other at Long Beach Pride. Hopefully we'll be able to bring the same strategies to OC Pride, and it'll be fun for everyone interested.

    1 · April 17, 2013

    • Susie V.

      Yes. It's why I chose Birch Park. It's one block over and next to the parking area. Of course, we are much smaller than Long Beach! It's most difficult when people don't show up on time. It's hard to help them find us. Let me know about that summer beach date!!! I got to plan! I have so much going on this summer.

      April 17, 2013

    • Tiffany

      Suzie, we should have a Beach party planning meeting soon. I'm working on that even as we speak.

      April 17, 2013

  • ana m.

    that was the first time i meet u, i think.. lets celebrate!!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Irene C.

    Had a blast last year, worth repeating!

    1 · April 10, 2013

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