About the New Hope Celebrates Annual PrideFest Celebration

Since 2003 New Hope Celebrates has hosted one of the first Prides of the season in May. Usually held in June, there are over 1,000 annual Pride celebrations worldwide.

Set in the lush greenery of the Delaware River Valley, our Pride festival connects two towns in two different states by the New Hope & Lambertville Bridge. Drawing more than 15,000 people annually, New Hope Celebrates joins together the LGBT friendly towns of Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA.

Our festival features a grand parade with over 600 participants, beginning in Lambertville, NJ and crossing over the Delaware River into New Hope, PA. We feature both local and national marching bands, floats and nonprofit organizations. The highlight of the parade is New Hope Celebrates’ very own 100ft. Rainbow Equality Flag in eight colors!

The week long festivities include special events, parties and educational activities, culminating with the parade and festival. Whether you come for a day or stay for the week, there is something for everyone!

New Hope Celebrates 2021 Pridefest - May 13th - 15th

New Hope / Lambertville Pride Parade

2020 Live Events have been canceled due to COVID 19
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See you in 2021 – For our Annual Pride Parade which will begin 11:30 am starting in Lambertville, NJ., and crossing the bridge to New Hope, Pa. We March Rain Or Shine!

Pride Parade Entry

Are you an LGBT organization or supporting group and want to march with us? Wonderful!

The fees below help to cover the cost of the Parade.
Business / Corporate: TBA
Floats TBA
Non-profit Group TBA

Additional Suggested Donation
In order to offset the costs of producing our parade, NHC recommends that all groups consider making a donation of $1-5 for each participant. You can add your donation upon checkout.

New Hope Pride Fair

2020 PrideFair has been canceled - See you next year!
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The 2020 Pride Fair has been canceled! 
New Hope Celebrates is reaching out to the vendors, partners, local bars, and restaurants that were planning to be part of the festivities. They have also started a campaign to provide face masks to local businesses through celebrateourtowns.com. With their partner Penn Medicine, they are also looking into additional ways to provide continued community support.

Pride Fair Vendors Page

Are you a local artist, retailer, or LGBTQ+ owned and operated professional service? Great, we’d love to have you connect to the community at our Pride Fair.

Open to vendors and set-up crew
7:30 am – 11:30 am – Rain or Shine!

Pride Fair Grounds on New Street, New Hope PA.

Although we want to host everyone, we have limited room and cater to our local community vendors prior to extending to other vendors. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbors, market your goods and services, and meet other businesses like yourself.

Cocktail Contest

2020 Best Cocktail Contest has been canceled - See you in 2021
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Must Be 21 with proof of ID to participate in this fun and festive town contest. If you can’t find a designated driver, please use Lyft or Uber for a safe ride home. Event dates, May 10th to 20h Every day during the PrideFest Week.

Visit our mobile voting site
to participate and for contest details.

Cockatil Contest Entry

Get In The Game!

If your establishment would like to participate please contact The Best Team.

Here’s what you get!

You get all the benefits of Basic & Deluxe Partnership Package Plus…

  • Additional Event Promotion & Social Media coverage during Pride Fest Week
  • Liquor Sponsor Support & Swag
  • Table Tents & Posters
  • Special Voting Mobile APP with listing
  • Window Sticker

Looking for more events? Browse our Local Events Calendar

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