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Love Parade San Francisco

Saturday, October 02, 2004
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Joshua Smith
Location Details:
The parade will start in downtown San Francisco's financial district at Market and Beale Streets. People should arrive by 1PM and the parade will start at 2PM. The parade will move along the scenic Embarcadero waterfront to 3rd Street and end at Terry Francois Blvd for a post-parade festival. This festival will go until approximately 9pm and will be composed of the floats and DJs that took part in the parade.

The world's largest electronic music festival and parade is coming to San Francisco on October 2, 2004. First held in Berlin in 1989, Loveparade San Francisco is expected to draw thousands of revelers to the Bay Area for a celebration of electronic music with a mission of fostering tolerance, respect and understanding between nations.

San Francisco has long been a desired location for huge, outdoor, eclectic events, including the worlds' largest Gay pride celebration and the famous Castro Halloween and Folsom Street Fair parties. Loveparade promises to be an event of the same caliber, drawing a colorful and diverse audience while increasing the existing tourist draw to the city.

This is the first time Loveparade has been held in the United States; similar events are regularly held in other cities around the globe, including Mexico City, Cape Town, and Tel Aviv.

The event has garnered excitement from the business community and beyond. California Assemblymember Mark Leno was among those to recently offer his congratulations on the city's acquisition of the parade, calling it a "momentous and historic" celebration. "I commend your commitment to create an international community where music, dance, love and diversity can creatively flourish."

International DJ/Producer Paul Van Dyk stated, "I was very excited when I heard that the Loveparade will take place in North America for the first time. I am sure that the positive and peaceful vibe of this event will be an extra feature in the amazing cultural life of San Francisco and is going to become an annual highlight."

The Loveparade will begin along San Francisco's scenic Embarcadero and make its way through the South of Market area. It will end along the waterfront in the newly redeveloped Mission Bay district with a daylong celebration featuring music, dancers, and a variety of vendor booths. Top local and international DJs will also be featured at the waterfront festival, as well as on the floats as they make their way along the parade route. For more information please visit

Mission of Loveparade San Francisco
Loveparade San Francisco exists to produce a parade of love and diversity through electronic music and dance. Loveparade San Francisco is a San Francisco based 501(c3) nonprofit.

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