PHL Pride Festival
PHL Pride Festival
The PHL Pride Festival will kick off at 12:00 noon in the Gayborhood at the conclusion of the PHL Pride March. This dynamic festival is built with deep intention behind the reimagining of Pride and uplifting the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community. Within the larger festival, PHL Pride Collective has worked with community partners to build a variety of fun and safe places for everyone.
Youth and Family Programming will be an expansive space curated by several local organizations, including The Attic Youth Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence, galaei’s SPLAT program, Philly Family Pride, and the William Way LGBT Community Center. This space will feature age appropriate and safe youth and family programming to celebrate all generations of Philadelphia Pride.
This year’s festival introduces new and unique food and beverage experiences. A dedicated Sober Space and dry bar for adults includes a stage for DJs and performances. Food Truck Way features diverse meal possibilities, with accessibly priced food options for all to enjoy.
The Relaxation Zone is a space geared to attendees seeking an accessible, low sensory respite from festivities. This area will feature comfortable seating, accessible bathrooms, a cooling station, and low acoustic music to provide a space for elders, those living with disabilities, and others seeking rest and relaxation during the event.
Medical Services will be provided throughout the festival area staffed by Bebashi and Mazzoni Center. PHL Pride Collective will be utilizing a community safety model that includes mental wellness services, social workers, trained private security, and de-escalation specialists. The services will be on site in collaboration with multiple local organizations.
In keeping with PHL Pride Collective’s dedication to highlighting QTBIPOC traditions and forms of expression, Kiki Alley is a celebration space highlighting the rich culture and history of the Philadelphia ballroom community. In addition, the Philadelphia Muses Stage will feature a diverse lineup of local performers and producers curated by Sway Philly and Boys of Summer.
The PHL Pride Festival also includes tabling opportunities for small businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, colleges, trade schools, and universities. If you are interested in securing a spot at the festival for your business or organization, please fill out the Vendor Application. If you would like to take part in Food Truck Way, please fill out the Food Truck Application. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PHL Pride Festival is completely coordinated by volunteer efforts. The success of Pride programming rests on the shoulders and in the hands of dedicated volunteers, current and future. If you’d like to volunteer your time toward helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia Pride, please fill out the Volunteer Signup form. To support PHL Pride 50, please consider a monetary contribution.
PLUS Look for the Philly Pride Stage featuring music from all your favorite promoters!