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 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)

For information about holding a Pride Week Event at your Location click here for the application form.

NEPA PrideFest  

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
  • M-80
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • NIchols Village Hotel and Spa
  • Nico's Pizza
  • Notis the Gyro King
  • Pete Webby
  • POSH @ SC
  • Prudential
  • 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
  • Walgreens
  • Wilkes University
  • William Pollock Clothing



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commented 2014-07-30 19:42:48 -0400 · Flag
Don’t forget the God=Love Wedding Ceremony at Unity of NEPA! Saturday, August 9th @ 2PM! This is a multi-couple event at Unity of NEPA; 140 South Grant St; Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
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