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Pride Parade 2024

Join us for Pridefest 2024!
May 11th - 19th.
The Pride Parade, Saturday, May 18th at 11am!
Pride Parade, Saturday May 18th, 2024

About The Pride Parade

The Annual Pride Parade, the signature event of New Hope Celebrates PrideFest will kick off in Lambertville, NJ before marching into New Hope on Saturday, May 18th, 2024. Our parade and fair continue to highlight the diverse and inclusive communities of New Hope and Lambertville.

The parade will begin at 11am where New Jersey’s first same-sex marriages were performed in 2013 – Lambertville City Hall and continue down Bridge Street into Pennsylvania, making it the only Pride Parade which crosses a state line.

Following the Parade, join us for our Pride Fair at the end of South Main St. open to the public in the Legion parking lot at the corner of New St. and South Main St. There will be vendors and live entertainment from 12 pm to 5:00 pm. Open to all, this fun-filled day brings everyone together to celebrate diversity. Cash bars are available. Admission proceeds will benefit New Hope Celebrates and all PrideFest events.st

Where Do I Stand As A Spectator?

Parade Reviewing Stages

The general public can view the parade anywhere along the route. Guest announcers will be located at these three staging locations and announce parade participants as they go by.

Stage One: The Lambertville House, Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ
Stage Two: Ferry & Main Streets, New Hope, PA next to Logan Inn.
Stage Three: 97 S Main St, New Hope PA

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 1,800 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 fair with Live Entertainment. Whether you come for a day or stay for the week, there is something for everyone!

Road Closure Alert for Saturday, May 18

New Hope Celebrates is working with the Lambertville and New Hope authorities to minimize traffic delays for all residents.
Please note the approximate times for road closures listed below.

Lambertville, NJ.

Road Closure Time

York St. 8:30 am – 12:30pm

Jefferson St. 8:30 am – 12:30pm

Coryell St. 10am – 12:30pm

S Union St (Bridge St to Ferry St) 10:30am – 12:30pm

Klines Ct. 10:30am – 12:30pm

Hendricks St. 10am – 12:30pm

Gordons Alley 10am – 12:30pm

Bridge St. (N Union St to Lambert Lane/the bridge)
No parking on Bridge St. from 9am – 1pm 10:30am – 12:30pm

Church St. 10am – 12:30pm

Lambert Ln. 10:30am – 12:30pm

Delavan St. 8:30am – 12:30pm

George St. (from Church St to Perry St) 8:30am – 12:30pm

N Union St. (from Bridge St to Delaware Ave) 10:30am – 12:30pm

New Hope, PA.

Road Closure Time

Main St (No parking from 5/17/24
at midnight to 5/18/24 at 1pm) 10:45am – 1pm

Waterloo St. 10:30am – 1pm

Mechanic St. 10:30am – 1pm

East Ferry St. 10:30am – 1pm

Bucks County Playhouse Lot 10:30am – 1pm

What If I Want To Be In The Parade?

Parade Participants: Important details you and your group need to KNOW!

Are you an LGBTQ+ organization or supporting group and want to march with us? 

Additional Suggested Donation: In order to offset the costs of producing our parade, NHC recommends that all groups consider making a donation of $3 to $5 for each participant. You can add your donation upon checkout.

Parade Participants: Important details you and your group need to KNOW!

What Does The Pride Parade Look Like?

Mail in donations to: New Hope Celebrates, PO Box 266, New Hope Pa 18938
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