New Hope Celebrates (NHC) PrideFest 2023 – 20 years of celebrating love

Celebrating 20 years and drawing over 15,000 people each year in May, the month-long annual PRIDEFEST 2023 in New Hope and Lambertville, promises to be bigger than ever. NHC will host their annual Flag Unfurling, Pride Parade, Pride Fair, PrideFest Live, Best Cocktail Contest and other events for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

The Flag Unfurling of the 25’x15’ Progress Flag over the Starbucks building in New Hope will occur on May 13th at 11:30am, with a reception to follow at Martine’s Riverhouse.

The Pride Parade will be held on May 20th, at 11:00am, marching from NJ across the Delaware River to PA with over 1,300 participants from local businesses, nonprofits, national marching bands, and floats, plus NHC’s very own 100ft. Rainbow Equality Flag.

Afterwards, the Pride Fair takes place in Pride Park at the corner of New Street and South Main Street featuring local LGBTQ+ artists, food vendors, nonprofits, professional services, and retailers.  PrideFest Live, an outdoor concert featuring live entertainment, will run from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. 

The Best Cocktail Contest runs all month. Patrons (ages 21+) are invited to try signature drinks featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Corralejo Tequila at participating establishments and cast a vote for their favorite cocktail all. 

There will be additional artistic events, educational activities, parties, and more throughout the month of May. Please check for more information. Applications are open for Pride Parade ParticipantsPride Fair VendorsPartner Opportunities, and Champions of Pride – please email for more information.

Interested Event Volunteers should email NHC hopes that you will FIND YOUR PRIDE and come OUT to celebrate 20 years of love! Applications are now open for the Pride Parade, Pride Fair, Partner Donations, Champions of Pride, and Event Volunteers

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