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New Hope Celebrates PrideFest

May 20-22, 2022

Head “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to Bucks County...

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One of the earliest Pride events to take place in the U.S. each year, New Hope Celebrates PrideFest connects two neighboring towns in neighboring states in a community celebration every May.

The three-day event — a joint celebration between the LGBTQ communities in New Hope, Pennsylvania and Lambertville, New Jersey — features a 700-person march across the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge on the Delaware River, making it the only Pride Parade to cross state lines.

Additional highlights include live entertainment, retail and restaurant promotions, comedy shows and more.

New Hope Celebrates PrideFest reutrns from May 20-22, 2022 , with the Pride Parade and Pride Fair set for Saturday, May 21, 2022.

The Experience

The Bucks County LGBTQ community teams up with neighboring Lambertville, New Jersey to present the annual Pride week of celebrations .

Each year, more than 15,000 people attend festival events, which typically include vendor booths, community gatherings, and a variety of drag shows, musical acts, dance parties and more throughout the week.

2022 Highlights

Pride Parade 2022

The Pride Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Lambertville City Hall — the site of New Jersey’s first same sex marriage cermony in 2013. The parade follows a route across the Delaware River into New Hope, PA.

Spectators can watch anywhere along the parade route. However, guest announcers are set up at three staging areas, which may be the best spots for viewing:

  • The Lambertville House, Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
  • Ferry and Main streets, New Hope, PA
  • 97 S. Main Street, New Hope PA

The parade ends at the corner of South Main Street in New Hope, PA, the site of the 2022 Pride Fair.

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— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Pride Fair 2022

At the conclusion of the Pride Parade, the American Legion parking lot on South Main Street transforms into Pride Park , with vendors, music, food and drink, and other live entertainment. There is a $5 suggested donation to enter, with children under 10 admitted for free.

PrideFest Live performances — featuring the Doylestown School of Rock, Stephanie Chin Band, BETTY and more — begin at 1 p.m.

For information, including a complete listing of events and activities, click the button below.

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