Schedule of Events/What’s new for 2016

LGBT PRIDE WEEK EVENTS

15th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference.  June 9-11

129 N. Broad Street.   Information is available here: Mazzoni Center

Philly Pride Kick-Off Block Party. Friday. June 10. 6-11 p.m.

12th and Locust Street. Start the weekend of festivities off with our block party at 12th and Locust. Wristbands for Sunday’s Festival discounted to $10.

William Way Homecoming. Saturday. June 11. 11am-2pm

William Way LGBT Center. Information is available here: William Way

Philly Dyke March. Saturday. June 11. 3pm

Kahn Park. Information is available here: Philly Dyke March

Gay Bingo 20th Anniversary. Saturday. June 11. 6pm

Gershman Y, Broad & Pine. Information is available here: Gay Bingo

28th Annual Pride Day Parade and Festival

Parade starts at 11:30 a.m at 13th and Locust. Festival gates open at Noon at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd and Chestnut Street The Parade reaches the festival at approximately 1:30pm

(1)  There will be significantly fewer parking spaces again this year due to the opening of the Great Plaza’s roller-rink.  The best option would be to take public transportation.  The Market-Frankford (Blue) Line stops at 2nd & Market, which is just a short 3 block walk over the Market Street/I-95 overpass to the Festival.

(2)  There will be volunteers and coordinators selling wristbands at the June 10th block party (discounted to $10). Volunteers and coordinators will be selling wristbands at parade kickoff in the gayborhood, at Independence Hall, and at Front and Market (the foot of the I-95 overpass) for the regular admission price of $15.  It is best to buy your wristbands there and avoid the lines at the Great Plaza.  If you get your wristbands ahead of time, you do not have to stand in line again at the ticket booths!

(3)  Do yourself a favor and avoid backpacks.  They will be searched and items like alcohol confiscated.

(4)   Check out all our vendors.  Come hungry and thirsty. There will be plenty to eat and drink as you enjoy the festivities.