Pride in the Park
August 18, 2019
Held on the grounds of the JCC of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley's Pride in the Park festival is the region's premier outdoor event for the LGBT Community and allies. This year, Pride in the Park will host two stages, drag performances, KidsSpace, TeenSpace, an Artist Promenade, Gay Bingo, and the Pride Pub, in addition to retailers and food vendors.
Drag headliners include Vanessa 'Vanjie' Mateo of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 and her drag family, Alexis Mateo (RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3 / All Stars Season 1), and Jelitza Fearce (Current reigning Miss Renaissance Plus and National Showgirl at Large). Local drag performers include the 2018 King of Pride Leo Monroe & 2018 Queen of Pride LaTonga Manchez, along with other former Kings and Queens of Lehigh Valley Pride. Emcee'd by Elektra Fearce St. James.
- Drag Queen Story Hour with Amie Vanité at Teen Space (1:30 p.m.) and KidsSpace (4:30 p.m.).
- Musical performers include The Philadelphia Freedom Marching Band, folk singer Bobby Jo Valentine, electro-pop band Sateen, and Spanish-langnguage band Interminable.
Hours are noon - 6 p.m. Admission is $5; children ages 12 and under free; youth 14-21 can earn a free ticket to pride through participation in Project SILK.
Pride in the Park is a smoke-free event. Smoking, vaping, juuling, and chewing tobacco are not permitted anywhere at the festival.