Pride Week & PrideFest


The NEPA Rainbow Alliance is best known by its annual NEPA Pride Week events. Held annually, this week-long celebration of LGBT pride, visibility, networking, and resource showcases draws approximately 2,500 attendees, culminating at the annual PrideFest festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Pride Week for 2013 is Monday, August 6 to Sunday, August 11, 2013 including:
Click Here for our Facebook Event Calendar (All Events on One Page)

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - NEPA Pride Week Out at The Woodlands Inn, Wilkes-Barre at 7:00 p.m. 
    50% of profits from drink sales (from 7-9) will be donated to the NEPA Rainbow Community Center Project 
    Click Here to RSVP on Facebook

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - NEPA Pride Week Out at POSH at SC, Scranton at 7 p.m. 
    $1 from each drink will be donated to the NEPA Rainbow Social Activities Fund, Dinner Specials for All Budgets will be featured in the Dining Room
    Click Here to RSVP on Facebook

  • Thursday, August 8, 2013 - NEPA Pride Week Out at The Venture Lounge, Hanover Township at 7 p.m.
    Happy Hour Drink Specials and Karaoke Night
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  • Friday, August 9, 2013 - NEPA Pride Week Out at Tomato Bar and Bistro, Downtown Pittston - 6 to 10 p.m.
    Happy Hour Drink Specials 
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  • Friday, August 9, 2013 - NEPA Pride Week All Ages Dance Party at Twist Nightclub - 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
    Click Here to RSVP on Facebook

  • Saturday, August 10, 2013 - NEPA Pride Week Pre-PrideFest Party at 12 Penny Saloon - 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
    Happy Hour Drink Specials

  • Sunday, August 11, 2013 - Pride Week Prayer Service at Kirby Park - 11:30 to 11:45 a.m.
    Sunday, August 11, 2013 - NEPA PrideFest at Kirby Park - 12 to 6 p.m. 
    • Dozens of Food, Information and Merchant Vendors/Exhibitors

Live Entertainment Schedule (subject to change)
12:00-12:10 Opening Ceremonies
12:10-12:40 DJ Music with DJ Brian K from 12 Penny Saloon.
12:40-12:55 Performance by Drag Queen Estella Sweet
12:55-1:10 Performance by Drag King Oliver Twist
1:10-2:10 The Chatter Set #1
2:10-2:20 Announcements
2:20-2:35 Performance by Drag Queen Vivica Von Peters
2:35-3:10 Featured Performer: JLINE
3:10-3:50 Featured Performer: DJ David Petrilla
3:50-4:15 Featured Performer: Adam Barta
4:15-5:15 The Chatter Set 2
5:15-5:45 Featured Performer: Sherry Vine
5:45-6:00 Performance by Drag Queen Estella Sweet
6:00-7:00 DJ Music with DJ Rose Muro from The Venture Lounge

Click Here to RSVP on Facebook


Discount Facebook Coupon


VENDORS (as of 7/30/13)

Nonprofit Vendors
Caring Communities for AIDS
Episcopal Churches of NEPA
Equality Pennsylvania
Family Service Association of NEPA
Keystone College
Maternal and Family Health Services
Temple Hesed
Unitarian Universalist Church of Wyoming Valley
Unity Church
Victims Resource Center
Wilkes University

For Profit Vendors
Fortis Institute
Dr. Tiffany Griffiths, Psy.D.
Rainbow Mountain
Treehugger Trading Company
Twist Bar and Nightclub
United Way of Wyoming Valley
The Venture Lounge
Whimsy and the Welder

Food Vendors
Magic Bus Cafe
Nico's Pizza
Notis the Gyro King
Rosati's Italian Ice
Totally Twisted Pretzels
Uncle Tony's Lemonade
Webby's Concessions

Family Zone Vendors
Puppen Meister Productions

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