“It’s just an invitation across the nation A chance for folks to meet There’ll be laughing, singing and music swingingDancing in the street.”– Martha and the Vandellas
Now is the time to dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to rejoice as New Hope Celebrates brings you their 2022 PrideFest on May 20- May 22 live! In its 19th year, the sleepy river towns of New Hope, PA, and Lambertville, NJ will welcome all with “music swinging” and festivities for everyone.
The only Pride Parade to cross state lines will kick off in Lambertville, NJ on Saturday, May 21 and continue over the Delaware River into New Hope, PA displaying New Hope Celebrates’ very own 100ft. Equality Flag in eight colors. With an annual attendance of over 15,000 and 700 participants, New Hope Celebrates brings back “Dancing in the Streets”, while celebrating diversity and inclusiveness.
Whether you are marching, in a vehicle, or on a float, the Parade is open to everyone. Registration information and Parade Parade Application
After the Parade, come to the Pride Fair in the Legion parking lot on the corner of New St. and South Main St. from 12 pm-5 pm. With live entertainment and DJ, cash bar, and a wide array of vendors featuring crafts, jewelry, and clothing, information from local LGBTQ+ organizations, samples, and giveaways, it is the perfect culmination of PrideFest! There is a suggested $5 entrance fee with proceeds benefiting New Hope Celebrates and future Pride events. Pride Fair Vendors Application
If you plan to make a reservation to stay or just join in for the day, there will be a week-long celebration of educational events and festivities, including the annual New Hope Celebrates’ Cocktail Contest.
Put on those dancing shoes and your favorite tune, practice a few steps, and mark your calendar!