SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – From dancing in the streets to dressing in bright colors, hundreds of people participated in the annual Rainbow Festival in downtown Sacramento Sunday.
The street fair took over with bright colors, vendors, and stages with live music at the intersection of 20th and K Streets to raise money and awareness for LGBT charities.
“It started 26 years ago as a small street festival and the whole idea was to raise money to keep a gay community center,” said Terry Sidie.
For some, it was a brand new experience.
“It’s my first time, and it’s her 18th birthday,” said Tawny Harrison.
While others like Tyler Edwards have been attending for years, and he has a little something extra special to celebrate this year.
“I’m a newlywed this year, so you know it does change,” he said.
Music is a big part of the festivities, including live performances from major recording artists.
“Christina Milian, we have Lady Gaga’s DJ, we have (Daniel) Alexander,” said Sidie.
One of Sacramento’s own, Raquela, took to the main stage as well.
Confetti, dancing in the streets and just having a good time is what the Rainbow Festival is all about.