SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — The San Diego City Council issued a proclamation last week to recognize July 2018 as LGBT Pride Month in America's Finest City. The proclamation came just before Pride festivities kicked off in Hillcrest, Balboa Park and elsewhere around San Diego.
Scroll through to see highlights from each day of San Diego Pride 2018:
News 8's Monique Griego shows us how the festivities continued Sunday, despite a scare on Saturday when some Pride attendees witnessed a hit-and run near the event (Note: Police do not believe the incident was related to the festival):
News 8's Heather Hope reported from Hillcrest on Saturday as the festivities continued:
Also on Saturday, News 8's own Barbara-Lee Edwards and Carlo Cecchetto rolled through the San Diego Pride Parade, here are some highlights from their fun day:
News 8's Richard Allyn reported from Hillcrest Friday night as the Pride celebration kicked off!
Of course, the parade is a long-standing tradition in San Diego so we dove into the News 8 archives, for a look back at the parade in 1991. Check out the video below.
To view on YouTube, click here and scroll down for another News 8 Throwback.
For those who want to help with the aftermath of Pride, the Hillcrest Town Council's Post-Pride Neighborhood Clean-Up will be held Monday. Each yeah following Pride, HTC and their volunteers work in teams to spruce up the neighborhood. All supplies and breakfast treats are provided to start the day and light appetizers will be served at Mo's Bar and Grill following the clean-up. Click here to sign-up.
Location: Starts at Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen – 3797 Park Blvd., Hillcrest.
Time: 7:30 a.m. - noon
For more information on San Diego Pride and to get details on events, click here.
A News 8 Throwback to the Gay Pride Parade in 1993 where attendees discussed concerns over the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy at the time.
Scroll through to see how various San Diego organizations are also recognizing Pride:
Robert DeKoven, who was an Associated Students president at SDSU in the late 1970s, announced Wednesday he will donate $1 million toward his alma mater's Pride Center and LGBT Studies Program. The gift was announced at SDSU's annual Pride flag-raising ceremony:
On Monday, UC San Diego Health's Hillcrest center was bathed in rainbow colors during a lighting ceremony commemorating San Diego Pride: