New Hope Celebrates PrideFest – Come as you are!
Pride Parade & Fair May 18th.
PrideFest runs from May 11th – 20th.
It’s a very exciting year for the worldwide LGBTQ+ community and we are excited to be one of the first Prides of the season. New Hope Celebrates will kickoff the Annual PrideFest on Saturday, May 11th. This year’s theme is “Come as you are” and we will also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City in Greenwich Village and WorldPride in NYC, which takes place during the month of June.
We kick off the PrideFest at noon on Saturday, May 11th with the unfurling of NHC’s 25 foot, eight color Equality Flag. This takes place atop the Delaware House building, which currently houses the Starbucks on Bridge St, New Hope, PA, signaling the opening of our annual PrideFest Celebration.
Our local and national partners will host satellite events townwide. Back by popular demand is our famous BEST Cocktail Contest sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Templeton Rye. Local bars and restaurants will feature specialty drinks and locals and visitors can sample these creative libations and vote for their favorite. A complete list of participating establishments can be found online so Get OUT and VOTE and cast your vote via any mobile device at newhopecelebrates.com/cocktail.
Contest Dates: Saturday, May 4th – Sunday, May 19th.
The highlight of the Festival is the annual Parade and Pride Fair on Saturday, May 18th. The parade will begin in Lambertville, NJ at 11:30 AM, crossing over the bridge into New Hope, PA. There will be floats and marching bands including the Big Apple Corps and the DC Drummers. This is the only nationally recognized Pride Parade that crosses state lines to include both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Once again the highlight of our Parade will be New Hope’s very own eight color 100 foot long Rainbow Equality Parade Flag, sponsored by Landmark Hospitality – Logan Inn.
After the parade, join us for our annual Pride Fair which will be held on New Street in a portion of American Legion Parking lot, featuring many exciting vendors offering pride items, services, and food. We have also made this area a Smoke Free Zone with support from our sponsor Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
The Pride Fair will offer live outdoor entertainment on our covered Pride Stage. A portion of the proceeds benefit the New Hope Eagle Fire Dept. Special thanks to the American Legion and the Borough of New Hope for their continued support. All are welcome to attend! The Pride Fair gates open at noon with a suggested donation of $5. The Fair Lot is a designated smoke-free area.
Live entertainment will feature the Stephanie Chin Band, Josh Zuckerman, Christine Havrilla, School of Rock, Ruby Roo, NYC3 Band and Local Band – Brother Eye.
There will be a host of local Queens including Ginger Alley (Miss NHC 2018), Cyannie Lopez (Miss NHC 2017), Miss Victoria Lace, Miss Pumpkin, Carl Max, Miss Martini Madness, Mimi Monroe, Drag King Bryc and many many more!
Pride Parties townwide on Sunday, May 19th. Havana will once again host the annual Ladies 2000 Pride Party on Sunday, May 19th.
A schedule of events will be available the week before the event. For more information on becoming a parade participant, vendor, or sponsor, visit New Hope Celebrates online at