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 ($) next to them signify events held by a Pride Week Sponsor.
Sunday, August 3rd:
- ($) Miss NEPA PrideFest Pageant at The Woodlands Inn - 7 p.m. to midnight - Competition at approx, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6th (Scranton Area Pride Day)
- ($) Cocktail Reception & Pride Week Dinner at POSH@SC (Cocktails at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 7pm)
Thursday, August 7th (Highway 315 Strip)
- ($) ThirsTini Thursday Cocktails at SKYY Vu Deckbar at The Woodlands at 5:30 p.m.
- ($) Pride Week Dinner Specials at The Cafe: An American Bistro at 7 p.m.
- Pride Week Dinner Specials at TGI Fridays
Friday, August 8th (Luzerne County)
- Venture Lounge Pre-Pride Party
- HEAT NEPA Public Grand Opening
Saturday, August 9th
- ($) 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) (18+)
- 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 7/3/14)
- Caring Communities
- Cove Haven (DBL Booth)
- Domestic Violence Services
- Equality PA
- Fairfield Inn
- Giampolo Law Group
- Heat NEPA
- Nico's Pizza
- Notis the Gyro King
- Pete Webby
- Q-Tube Productions
- Rosait's Italian Ice
- Simply Stainless
- St Stephens Church
- Tony Thomas Trailer
- Unity of NEPA
- Victims Resource Center
- Webby's Concessions
- Wilkes University
- The Woodlands Inn