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.

Sunday, August 3rd: 

  • ($) Miss NEPA PrideFest Pageant at The Woodlands Inn - 7 p.m. to midnight - Competition at approx, 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5th

  • ($) Cocktail Reception & Pride Week Dinner at Cork Bar & Restaurant - 5 to 11 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.

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.


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

MORE INFORMATION: 

  • 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 vendors@gaynepa.com 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 john@gaynepa.com.
  • To volunteer for PrideFest, please sign up at the VOLUNTEER page.

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2014 Vendors (as of 7/20/14)

  • Caring Communities
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Dr Tiffany Griffiths
  • Equality PA
  • Giampolo Law Group
  • Gotta Love It
  • Heat NEPA
  • Nico's Pizza
  • Notis the Gyro King
  • Pete Webby
  • Prudential
  • Simply Stainless
  • St Stephens Church
  • Tony Thomas Trailer
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley
  • Unity of NEPA
  • Walgreens
  • Wilkes University

In the Cove Haven Wedding Tent

  • Cove Haven Resorts
  • The Colonnade/Posh at SC
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Nichols Village Hotel and Spa
  • Q-Tube Productions
  • Split Rock
  • The Woodlands Inn
  • William Pollock Clothing

and more added every day!  For information about being a vendor or exhibitor, e-mail vendors@gaynepa.com or download the vendor registration form by clicking here.


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