Major Yearly Events

COVID-19 note

Since the first week of March, when concerns for community safety became evident to us, we've shifted all our work online for this phase of the pandemic. We look forward to phasing in-person programming back in as soon as it's safe for us to offer in-person events. Meanwhile, the descriptions below offer a portrait of the work we look forward to returning to.

Please check our calendar for the many online offerings we have in store.

Our Family Coalition hosts a number of opportunities for LGBTQ families to build community through social activities, celebrations, and festivals. These events facilitate the development of social support networks for LGBTQ parents and their kids and allow the children to see their families reflected in others around them. No one is turned away for lack of funds. We want your family to join Our Family for these exciting events filled with festivity and fun!

LGBTQ Family Night at the YMCA

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This is one of our signature events where LGBTQ families laugh, splash and play with their children at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA! We offer swimming for all ages, kindergym, raffle, activities for older children, sports, arts and crafts, and loads of entertainment.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics!

Oakland Pride

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Celebrate family and community at the Oakland Pride Parade by marching with our contingent. Then explore and relax in the Family and Children's Garden with bounce houses for toddlers and big kids, art activities, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, amusement park rides, story time, and more.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics!

San Francisco Pride

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The Annual Family Garden is located at the south playground at the corner of Larkin and Grove and starts at 11am. The Family Garden will feature exciting art activities, face painting, and a playground. Parents can meet each other, relax while the children play, and receive information about helpful community resources.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics!

 

Preschool Fair

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This yearly fair offers LGBTQ and allied families in the San Francisco community an opportunity to connect with preschool teachers and directors who are committed to offering diverse and welcoming classrooms for young children. Parents and caregivers will be able to speak with educators and discover inclusive preschools in their neighborhoods.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics!

Night Out

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Night Out brings together over 500 attendees, including elected officials, corporate sponsors, community partners and major donors, many of whom are LGBT people with children. The event offers all a fabulous Night Out and an opportunity to celebrate our families. It is a truly an inspirational evening not to be missed, where we reflect on our past successes and prepare for an exciting future. OFC's Night Out has established itself as the only event exclusively supporting LGBT families with children in the Bay Area.

Halloween

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Every fall, Our Family Coalition creates a creepy-fun Halloween experience with activities and crafts, capped by an ever-popular costume fashion show. Bring outgrown Halloween costumes to share, and a potluck dish if you can. Family members of all ages will have a great time.

Check the calendar for updates and specifics!