ABout Conejo Valley Pride
It is the mission of Conejo Valley Pride to provide a safe place of inclusion, celebration, and authentic self-expression for the LGBTQ+ community in the Conejo Valley. This year’s theme, #CommunityPride, acknowledges the challenges this community faced over the last year and celebrates the strength and unity both of the local LGBTQ+ community and of the greater Conejo Valley.
As it was last year, the event is presented by Conejo Valley Pride in association with Diversity
Collective Ventura County. The latter group has long been a key organizer of Ventura County Pride, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this August in Ventura. In 2018, DCVC helped local Conejo Valley organizers stage an inaugural east-county festival at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and the event drew more than 2,000 attendees while raising more than $30,000 in sponsorships and ticket sales.
Conejo Valley Pride 2019 promises to build on the success of its predecessor, with more entertainment and activities for LGBTQ+ residents, families of all shapes, sizes and orientations, and allies of all ages. At its core, CVP seeks to promote visibility and – as this year’s theme indicates – celebrate an inclusive community working toward equality and full participation in our nation’s life.
We are committed to building strong partnerships with the City of Thousand Oaks City Council, the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Conejo Recreation and Parks District, and other noted organizations to ensure we maintain our momentum as a welcoming city that openly supports diversity and inclusiveness.
Festival booths will include various religious, human services, governmental and social organizations.
Located less than 30 minutes from the beaches of Malibu and 45 minutes from Los Angeles, the Conejo Valley offers all of the fun, yet none of the crowding of nearby destinations. Our festival location at the downtown Civic Arts Plaza Park presents an ideal opportunity for festival attendees to create meaningful connections with the city and recognize lasting impressions from our Sponsors.