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 2014 is Sunday, August 3 to Sunday, August 10, 2014
Events in Bold are events that are sponsored by NEPA Rainbow Business Network Members.
Events with ($) next to them signify events held by a Pride Week Sponsor.
Thursday, August 7th (Highway 315 Strip)
- ($) ThirsTini Thursday Cocktails at SKYY Vu Deckbar at The Woodlands at 5:30 p.m.
- ($) Pride Week Dinner Specials at The Cafe: An American Bistro at 7 p.m.
Friday, August 8th (Luzerne County)
- ($) Venture Lounge Pre-Pride Party
- ($) HEAT NEPA Public Grand Opening
Saturday, August 9th
- ($) Twelve Penny Saloon Annual PrideFest Eve Party - 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday, August 10th (After Party List) - All Afterparties have a pre-sale $5 cover available for purchase at Pride Central at the Pride Festival at Kirby Park. Door cover charge may be higher. Bar Hopper pass is available for $10 and gets you in to all parties. Parties are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
- The Venture Lounge
- 12 Penny Saloon
- The MissFits at The Factory Underground (Downtown Wilkes-Barre) (all ages)
- HEAT NEPA
For information about holding a Pride Week Event at your Location click here for the application form.
PRIDEFEST! - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - NEPA PrideFest at Kirby Park - 11 to 5 p.m. - Dozens of Food, Information and Merchant Vendors/Exhibitors
Featuring Entertainment By:
- Katie Kelly and the Charming Beards
- DJ Andrew Heavener
- DJ Walt Luke
- Diamond City Trio
- For information about holding a Pride Week Event at your Location click here for the application form.
- For information about being a vendor or exhibitor, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or download the vendor registration form by clicking here.
- Entertainment is Finalized. Please check back next year!
- For information about being a corporate/foundation sponsor please e-mail email@example.com.
- To volunteer for PrideFest, please sign up at the VOLUNTEER page.
2014 Vendors (as of 7/31/14)
- Caring Communities
- Cove Haven Resorts
- Domestic Violence Services
- Dr Tiffany Griffiths
- Equality PA
- Fairfield Inn
- Family Service Association of NEPA
- Genetti Hotel and A&M Floral
- Giampolo Law Group
- Gotta Love It
- Heat NEPA
- Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
- LGBT Ministries by MMR
- LGBT Ministries by MMR
- Mass Mutual
- Maternal and Family Health Services
- NEPA ACLU
- NIchols Village Hotel and Spa
- Nico's Pizza
- Notis the Gyro King
- Pete Webby
- POSH @ SC
- Put People First - PA
- Q-Tube Productions
- Ramada Clarks Summit
- Sammy's Carribean Grill
- Simply Stainless
- Split Rock Resort
- St. Stephens Church
- The Woodlands
- Tony Thomas Trailer
- Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley
- Unity of NEPA
- Valentine's Jewelry LLC
- Victims Resource Center
- Wilkes University
- William Pollock Clothing