2018 PrideDay Parade Winners

Philly Pride congratulates all our parade winners.

Phila. Gay Men’s Chorus — Grand Prize “Fruit Bowl”

Flaggots — Gayest in Parade
Urban Outfitters — Best Float
Attic Youth — Best Non-Profit Group
PECO — Best Business
Walnut Street Theatre — Best Vehicle
U-Bar — Best Bar
Wonder Woman — Best Female Impersonator
LGBT Support Group Truman High School — Best Small Group
Metropolitan Community Church — Best Theme
Phila. Gay Men’s Chorus — Best Performance
Phila. Refuse Fascism — Best Statement
Phila. Freedom Band — Best Marching Group with Music
CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Phila.) —  Best Marching Group without Music
Penn Jersey Roller Derby — Best Visiting Non-Profit Group
Woodbury Heights Fire Department — Best Visiting Bar/Business
Discover Financial — Best Visiting Float

Morning volunteer check in

Morning volunteers have to check in at the Walnut Street and Columbus Blvd entrance to Penn’s Landing (water level).  If you come over Market Street or Chestnut Street (you are at street level) you will not be able to use the ramps to get down to water level as the “scissor ramps” have been removed.  The only way down are the steps/ramps at the end of Market Street which were installed last year.

Biggest PrideDay Ever!!

We now have more groups in the Parade than ever before.  We now have more groups at the Festival than ever before.  Any groups wanting to participate on PrideDay will have to call our office.  No more mail applications will be accepted.  We thank everyone for making our 30th birthday so successful.

Miss Philly LGBT Pride

As this is our 30th birthday, we are honoring 4 performers from our community as Miss Philly LGBT pride that have been very loyal to us But never held a title as Miss Philly gay pride. In no particular order, they are Les Harrison, Sandy Beech, Finesse A. Ross, Marcello Brening Barrera.

2018 PrideDay Logo

The board has approved the logo for the 2018 PrideDay Parade and Festival.  It features a rainbow skyline of Philadelphia with the OutFest Logo, Independence Hall, and the passing parade superimposed.

Planning Has Commenced for our 30th PrideDay

We have begun to make plans for the PrideDay LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. This year will be our 30th anniversary/birthday. This year we are returning to our normal second Sunday in June, which is June 10, 2018, as events last year in Washington D.C. made us delay our scheduling for a week. Believe it or not, we have already had some meetings about OutFest 2018 even though it is 10 months away. Because so many elements and organizations of our community depend on our events to showcase themselves, it is important that we stay active and always planning for the future. If you are interested in becoming more active with us, please feel free to attend our meetings.

On Site Meeting Date Changed

Volunteers please note:  Because of the preexisting use of the ballroom at the William Way Community Center, Philly Pride has rescheduled its on-site meeting for Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m.  We look forward to meeting with our coordinators, staff, and volunteers on that date to finalize plans for OutFest 2017.

OutFest scheduled for Sunday, October 8, 2017

After meeting with city officials on 8/22/2017, Philly Pride is happy to announce that OutFest  2017, Philadelphia’s unique celebration of National Coming Out Day and the largest NCOD event in the world, will be held on Sunday, October 8.  There was some concern that Old City Fest and a home Philadelphia Eagles game were scheduled on the same day, but the details have been worked out.  So enter the date on your calendars.

PrideDay 2017 Financials

PrideDay Gross Income
Wristbands                              $92,871.00
Beverage Sales                        $20,712.00
Amusement Income                   $580.00
Merchandize Sales                    $1,109.00
Registrations                           $10,500.00
Total Gross Income      $125,772.00

PrideDay Expenses
Penn’s Landing costs                        $27,2341.10
Beverage Purchase                              $11,699.42
Money Management                            $9,600.00
Amusements (kick-off)                        $1,408.00
Promotions/Graphics                          $7,700.00
T-Shirts                                                    $1,547.00
Entertainment                                     $29,685.00
Insurance                                                $4,040.00
Transportation (golf carts etc.)           $3,315.00
Radio Rentals                                            $600.00
Port-a-potties                                          $2,314.45
Permits                                                        $275.00
Photographers                                           $400.00
Consultants                                             $2.500.00
              sub total                            $102324.97
Outfest 2016 past due debts             $20,984.00
Total Expenses                           $123,308.97


PrideDay Income                       $125,772.00
Pride Expenses                           $123,308.97

BALANCE                                          $2,463.03                      


2017 Philly Pride Parade Winners

The most parade contingents ever!   The most vendors at Penn’s Landing ever!  The most attendees ever!  Our 29th PrideDay celebration  was an overwhelming success.  We especially thank the parade winners:

Best Float–Urban Outfitters
Best Non Profit Group — Attic Youth
Best Business (non Bar) — PECO
Best Vehicle — Wells Fargo
Best Bar — Tabu
Best Female Impersonator —  Miss New Hope Cyannie Lopez
Best Twosome or Small Group — Wipe Your Junk
Best Individual — Eric/Fins
Best Theme — Refuse Fascism Philadelphia
Best Performance — Phila. Gay Men’s Chorus
Best Public Statement — Metropolitan Community Church
Best Marching Group w/Sound/Music — Phila. Freedom Band
Best Marching Group w/o Sound/Music — ACLU
Best Visiting Business Group — Greater Atlantic City LGBT Alliance
Best Visiting Non Profit Group — Southern N.J. LGBT Pride
The Gayest in the Parade — Flaggots