Whether it’s International Pride Month in June, LGBT History Month in October, or fun events throughout the year, Pennsylvania and its vibrant LGBTQ+ communities invite you to share your pride and pursue your happiness all year long at these pride events in Pennsylvania. From fun-filled parades and festivals to LGBTQ+ community groups and events, Pennsylvania is always proud to celebrate Pride!
1. Pride Franklin County
Franklin County’s local LGBTQ+ and allies in the community come together to host various pride events held at various locations across the county. This year’s upcoming events include a Mixer and a Yoga Class at GearHouse Brewing Co. in June and an online Pride Mum sale and the Caring Family Picnic & Pride Monthly Mixer in August. Keep an eye out for other events promoting inclusion from the program and its parent organization, the Franklin County Coalition for Progress.
When: Dates vary
Cost: Price varies
2. Delaware County Pride
Delaware County Pride kicks off Pride Month with the area’s first parade of the summer in Media in early June. Featuring a colorful procession of community groups, nonprofits, and performers, the parade will showcase a wide range of creative expressions from across the entire LGBTQQIA+ community. Following the parade, local businesses and organizations are hosting a variety of LGBTQ+ events and activities in Media. Stay for more fun on Saturday, Jun. 10 when the festivities will continue in Upper Darby during Delaware County’s annual Pride Festival. Celebrate pride in Pennsylvania with live entertainment, music, performances, food, and face painting and other children’s activities.
Where: Media and Upper Darby
When: Jun. 10
3. Pride in the Park
Yough River Park is the site for the Connellsville Diversity & Inclusion Board’s 2nd annual Connellsville Pride in the Park. There will be a variety of vendors from nonprofits and businesses, artists, local musical entertainment, drag artists, and food vendors. This is a pride event in PA you won’t want to miss!
When: Jun. 10
4. Rainbow Rose Center
Wave your rainbow flags this June as the Rainbow Rose Center hosts their annual, family-friendly York County Pride festival. Supporting the local LGBTQIA+ community, this exciting festival features live performances, strolling performers, a children’s area with games, workshops and activities, retail vendors, informational displays, and a variety of international foods.
When: Jun. 10
5. Lancaster Pride
This year’s celebration of Lancaster County’s LGBTQ+ and ally communities at Lancaster Pride’s annual LancPride festival takes place at the Lancaster County Convention Center. The festival features talented musicians, extraordinary drag performers, and more than 150 vendors. Continue the celebration into the night with an after party at The Extravaganza Pride After Party for more performances and after dark fun.
When: Jun. 17
Cost: Prices vary
6. Lititz Pride Festival
The “Lititz Chooses Love” Pride Festival returns for another year of festivities to commemorate Pride Month in Lititz Springs Park. The family-friendly event will have food, entertainment, and local vendors for festivalgoers to enjoy while celebrating the beautiful diversity of the local community.
When: Jun. 17
7. Schuylkill PrideFest
Connect with friends and family to create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community at LGBTQ Schuylkill’s PrideFest 2023. Taking place at the Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, the day features drag shows and food and art vendors, as well as tables with health and human resource services. Live music will also be performed by Kiernan from New York City and Autumn Hall, a singer and songwriter from Sacramento, CA.
When: Jun. 24
Where: Schuykill Haven
8. NWPA Pride Alliance
Celebrate Pride in northwestern Pennsylvania as the NWPA Pride Alliance hosts both the Erie Pride Parade and PrideFest 2023! This year’s festivities include information tables and vendors, plus performances by local drag queens and other entertainers on the Erie Insurance Main Stage. A Youth Zone with inflatable rides and a story corner will welcome families with young children. Free HIV/STI testing and health screenings will also be available in the Adagio Health and Wellness Zone.
When: Jun. 24
9. Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance
Join NEPA Rainbow Alliance at this year’s annual pride events. Get a front row seat to the NEPA PrideFest Royale where talented contestants compete in the categories of Pride Attire, On-Stage Q&A, and Talent. Following the night’s activities, stay in the area to enjoy Sunday’s Pride Parade and participate in the march through the downtown.
When: Jun. 24-25
10. Reading Pride
Residents and visitors of Reading can show their pride at events all throughout the summer, highlighted by the 17th annual Reading Pride LGBTQ+ Pride Festival. For the second year in a row, the festival take splace in Jim Dietrich Park and features fabulous live performances. The atmosphere and diverse crowds are inviting to everyone — but the festival is just the beginning of the fun! Take a look at Reading’s other pride offerings on the organization’s homepage or Facebook, such as LGBTQ+ group meetings and art showcases.
When: Jul. 16
11. Pride Festival of Central PA
Join Central PA residents at Soldiers Grove at the State Capitol for the 31st annual Pride Festival of Central PA 2023 ! Enjoy performances from two musical guests and more than 20 drag performers. Play with your little ones in the family fun zone and enjoy a variety of the wares for sale from food trucks and local vendors. The event also features free and confidential HIV testing sponsored by Take Control HIV.
When: Jul. 29
12. Pride Picnic at Knoebels Grove
This one-of-a-kind event brings participants to a day of pride celebrations and fun at the largest free admission amusement park in America. The 29th annual LGBTQ Pride Picnic at Knoebels Grove brings the LGBTQ+ community together with a free picnic, featured speakers, information tables, door prizes, and raffles.
When: Aug. 12
13. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
The Lehigh Valley is making pride a summer long celebration. Hosted by the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, the 2023 30thLehigh Valley Pride celebration includes drag performances, engaging activity booths, and more than 125 vendors featuring LGBTQ-affirming retailers, nonprofits, faith organizations, social justice organizations, and social service agencies.
When: Aug. 20
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