2022 Lehigh Valley Pride

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to host 2022 Lehigh Valley Pride, presented by glamazon. Lehigh Valley Pride is a celebration of art, culture, and community! This year's theme is "Be Loud! Be Proud!"

WHEN
Sunday, August 21
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WHERE
Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, PA 18104
entry on Washington Street between 22nd and 23rd streets

COST
$10 at the door (no pre-sale)
free for kids 13 and younger
(Youth ages 14-21 can email [email protected] for free tickets. Deadline is Friday, August 12.)

HEADLINERS

  • Ra'Jah O'Hara, drag superstar from RuPaul's Drag Race (season 11, All Stars season 6)
  • Alyssa Hunter, drag superstar from RuPaul's Drag Race (season 14) and Miss Puerto Rico Continental 2016
  • Chastity Brown, soul/folk singer-songwriter and 2021 McKnight Artist Fellow
  • Ryan Cassata, award-winning singer-songwriter and LGBTQ+ activist

**NEW THIS YEAR -- Lehigh Valley Pride attendees can purchase MEET & GREET tickets with headliners! Tickets will be sold at Pride Central.**

LOCAL ENTERTAINERS

GRAND MARSHALS

  • Ariel Torres (Lehigh University Pride Center associate director)
  • the Honorable Linda Vega (Lehigh County magisterial district judge)

SCHEDULE (coming soon!)

  • opening ceremony
  • all-day stage entertainment, featuring music and drag performances from local and national headliners

SPECIAL EVENTS

2022 Lehigh Valley Pride Weekend kicks off on Saturday, August 20, as Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and OUT in the Valley present the official pre-Pride party! Join us at Allentown's Maingate Nightclub, starting at 8 p.m. The party is 21+ and features drag performances from Sakura Bee Love, Carol Ann Carol Ann, and Sharron Ann Husbands, as well as music from DJ David Petrilla!

NOTE: There’s a $15 cover, and you can get your tickets ahead of time at bit.ly/BSCPrePride.

After the festival, join us at the new Vogue Lounge, the home of the former Stonewall Lehigh Valley in Allentown! Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy music from DJ Brad Scott, plus a special appearance by Lehigh Valley Pride headliner and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Alyssa Hunter!
NOTE: There’s a $10 cover at the door – and drag shows start at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

AREAS TO VISIT

  • Lehigh Valley Pride features more than 125 vendors, including LGBTQ-affirming retailers, nonprofits, faith organizations, social justice organizations, social service agencies, and more.
  • Lehigh Valley Pride features a range of health services, including COVID-19 testing/vaccination and HIV/STI testing.
  • NEW THIS YEAR -- Lehigh Valley Pride will feature a designated dog park, as well as a cooling station.
  • The PPL Artist Promenade features a live art-making contest using recycled refrigerators, and celebrates LGBTQ+ artists and crafters.
  • Our family-friendly Pride areas include the Crayola Kids Space, Just Born Teen Space, and MARS Sober Social Space.
  • The Allentown Fairground Farmers Market Food Court features a variety of festival food and drink options.
  • The Samuel Adams "Love Conquers Ale" Pride Pub features a variety of alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks, including Samuel Adams "Love Conquers Ale", TRULY Hard Seltzer, Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktails, Fegley's Brew Works beer, and Colony Meadery mead.

ACTIVITIES

  • PPL Artist Promenade will feature a live art-making contest using recycled refrigerators.
  • Crayola Kids Space will feature craft making and Drag Queen Story Time for youth ages 13 and under.
  • Just Born Teen Space will feature mural making, silent disco, and more for youth ages 14 to 21.
  • MARS Sober Social Space will feature yard games and activities for all ages.

FOOD AND DRINKS

Cash and credit cards are accepted at the Samuel Adams "Love Conquers Ale" Pride Pub. Most food vendors accept both cash and credit cards.

Please note that all food prepared by vendors is not kosher. ATMs will be available on site.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • live ASL interpretation at the pre-Pride interfaith service and on the festival stage all day
  • reserved seating at the stage for older adults and people with disabilities
  • ADA restrooms
  • large-print programs

Lehigh Valley Pride also includes the MARS Sober Social Space, an area with games and activities for attendees of all ages, where alcohol will not be present.  

COVID-19 POLICIES

Lehigh Valley Pride will not require masks or proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Hand sanitizing stations will be present at high-touch areas. Masks will be provided free of charge upon entry for those requesting one. We are in frequent communication with the Allentown Health Bureau and are closely monitoring the pandemic.

VENDORS

Vendor applications for Lehigh Valley Pride 2022 are now CLOSED.

 

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer opportunities are now open. You can sign up as an individual or as a group here.

Lehigh Valley Pride is a smoke-free event.

Support Pride by donating today!

Text BSCLehighValley to 44-321 or donate here.


Thank you to our 2022 Lehigh Valley Pride sponsors!

To learn about sponsor opportunities, click here or email Matt Easterwood (he/him), Director of Development, at [email protected].

Presented by

 

 

 

Out Loud, Out Proud Sponsor:

Equity Access Partner:

 Venue Sponsor

 Vodka Sponsor

 Food Court Sponsor

Gate Sponsor

 

Artist Promenade Sponsor

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Media Sponsor of Ra'Jah O'Hara 

Pride Pub Sponsors

 

Mead Sponsor

Beer Sponsor

Media Sponsor of Alyssa Hunter

Age-Friendly Pride Sponsor

Performance Sponsor of
Ryan Cassata

Videography Sponsor

Meet & Greet Sponsor

Hand Washing Stations Sponsor

Volunteer Sponsor

 

 Pride Mural Sponsor

Health Equity Sponsor

Teen Space Sponsor

 

 Emergency Services Sponsor

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 Sober Social Space Sponsor

 

Drag Queen Story Time Sponsor

Healthy Home Sponsor 

Pride After Party Sponsor & Performance Sponsor of Alyssa Hunter

 

Cool-Off Space Sponsor

Kids Space Sponsor

Community Access Sponsor

Pre-Pride Party Sponsor

Media Sponsor

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Print Sponsor 

Official Storage Sponsor

 

 

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is a member of InterPride.