Lehigh Valley Pride

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Lehigh Valley's Pride festival has been a vibrant community event since 1993. In 2017, Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley merged with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. 

The exciting community event provides a spotlight on LGBT arts and culture, connects thousands of community members to local resources, provides full-day programming for LGBT youth and teens, and celebrates the diversity in our community. Lehigh Valley Pride has grown to include over 5,000 attendees. Allentown is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 70 miles east of New York City. The Lehigh Valley is home to a population of approximately of 800,000 people.

Lehigh Valley Pride 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
12 noon - 6pm
Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown

To view our sponsor opportunities and vendor pricing, click here. To become a sponsor, please contact Oliver Reilly by clicking here.

To become a vendor, please complete the online application by clicking here.

Admission: $5, children ages 12 and under free, youth 14-21 can earn a free ticket to pride through participation in Project SILK.

Parking: Parking will be available just a few blocks away at Muhlenberg College in their parking lots at 23rd and Gordon streets and 23rd and Liberty streets. In addition street parking is widely available near the festival. 

Accessibility: Specific accessibility features of Lehigh Valley Pride will be confirmed in the near future. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is committed to an accessible pride. Pride is open to all!

Where to Stay: Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown-Bethlehem Airport has a special room rate for Lehigh Valley Pride if you book before August 1st. Our other hotel partner, The Center at Holiday Inn, has special rates available as well. 

Lehigh Valley Pride is proud to be an LGBT smoke-free event. Smoking, vaping, juuling, and chewing tobacco are not permitted anywhere at the festival.

Entertainment:

2019 drag headliners: Silky Nutmeg Ganache & A'Keria C. Davenport

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11

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2019 Music Headliners

Emma's Revolution

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Additional music performances featuring:

Ophelia with Dina Hall & Beth Sherby, and That Virginia!

 

The Lehigh Valley Gay Men's Chorus and the Philadelphia Freedom Marching Band will also be performing!

2019 Grand Marshals

 

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel L. Levine and former President of Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley Shawn Bausher!

Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 18th

Worship @ Pride, 10:30am-12pm: Faith programming at Pride ensures that LGBT people of faith can start their festival empowered through their spirituality. Separate morning services for Jewish and Christian pre-pride worship will be available on-site at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown at 10:30am. Christian services will be sponsored by Metropolitan Community Church and led by Rev. Beth Goudy. The Jewish service will be led by Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein of Congregation Am Haskalah. Both services will be inside the Jewish Community Center at 10:30am. 

Lehigh Valley Pride, 12 noon - 6pm

Official Lehigh Valley Pride Afterparty - To Be Confirmed!


Lehigh Valley Pride Highlights include:

New this year:

  • Acoustic stage - celebrating LGBT musical artists
  • Pride Rally - in homage to Stonewall50, we will kick-off Lehigh Valley Pride 2019 with a pride rally!
  • Sober-social space - there will be a designated alcohol-free space at Pride to allow those living in recovery to fully-participate
  • Grand Marshals- Celebrating leadership in our community

Returning this year:

  • Queer Entertainment - Enjoy a full-day of celebration of LGBT arts and culture throughout the venue
  • Artist Promenade - Engage with LGBT artists and crafters at Pride!
  • Project SILK Teen Space - Youth ages 14-21 are welcome to participate in space designed by and for LGBT+ teens.
  • KidsSpace - Crafts, games, and Drag Queen Story Hour at tent created for youth up to age 14. 
  • The Pride Pub – Featuring locally-crafted mead from The Colony Meadery and beer from Fegley's Brew Works!
  • Drag Bingo - A full-day of charity bingo featuring drag performers and local celebrity bingo callers. Proceeds benefit Fighting Aids Continuously Together (F.A.C.T.)
  • Faith Programming at Pride - pre-pride morning worship services for Jewish and Christian community members
  • Over 150 vendors including artists, retailers, and non-profit organizations

Volunteering at Lehigh Valley Pride 2019:

This is an exciting year for Pride -- it's the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, and the 26th year of Pride here in Allentown. We are hosting our 26th annual Lehigh Valley Pride festival on Sunday, August 18th on the Grounds of the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, located at 702 N 22nd St, Allentown, PA 18104. To honor Stonewall50, we have themed our festival this year "Millions of Moments of Pride." And we are writing to ask if you will join us as a volunteer!

We will need volunteers the day before, the day of, and the day after the festival. This event can only be successful with the support of more than 200 volunteers!

Before completing our online volunteer sign up form, please download and complete our volunteer waiver! The volunteer waiver can be uploaded to our online volunteer sign up form to make this process easier for our volunteers!

To download the volunteer waiver, please click here!

To begin filling out our volunteer sign up form, please click here!

Lehigh Valley Pride 2019 Sponsors:

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