2023 Pride Fest is on Saturday, June 24, in Perry Square. Pride Fest begins rain or shine at 1 PM with speakers and entertainers expected to last until 5:00 PM. Our Pride Parade will step off from 11th and State at noon and is expected to arrive in Perry Square by 1pm.
Due to enhanced safety measures, access to the streets surrounding Perry Square will be limited during set up. Vendors will have access from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM for unloading materials at the park. Parking around the park will not be accessible. We encourage you to park in the parking ramp at 7th and Peach or surrounding on-street where available once all tabling materials have been dropped off. After 11:00 AM no vehicles will be permitted inside the barriers. Vendors can use their own carts to transport materials within the park after the streets have been closed.
The number of tables on both sides of the park will be much greater this year and our volunteers have a limited amount of time to get them set up. Vendors may bring up to a10 by 10 tent, canopy or umbrella, all tables will be on the grass, in front of sidewalk areas. Your table should be facing the sidewalk that it is adjacent to, as opposed to the lawn. Please note that no electricity is available for this event. If vendors would like a tent, canopy, or umbrella you must bring your own. Vendors are expected to handle all aspects of unloading their materials. Pride Volunteers will be available to help you find your table but not help you get materials to your table and/or set up.
When you arrive at Perry Square, please go to the large white registration tent in the middle Perry Square WEST and check in. A coordination will then show you your table location. Pride coordinators will be in blue/teal shirts or tank tops.
A map of the park layout is available below. NWPA Pride may make small changes to the map the day of the event.
Parking will be limited around Perry Square and at the Parade line-up. Please plan accordingly.
West Side (Side with stage, from Peach St to State)
87.The Cookielady #2
Health Zone (East Perry Square, north of the fountain)
H1. UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor
H2. Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
H3. Community Health Net
H4. Erie VA Medical Center
H5. Nighmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
H6. Massage Magz & Meditative Arts
H7. Spaceraes Illustration
H8. Pregnancy & Women's Recovery Center @ UPMC Hamot
H10. Community United Church/Greater Erie Alliance for Equality
H11. Free Mom Hugs of Erie
H13. UPMC Hamot
H14: All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
Erie Ale Works is in middle of crescent area in East Perry Square, near State Street
Motion Memories is in East Perry Square, corner of State and S. Park Row
Mobile Van Area is on the street in N Park Row in East Perry Square.
Van area includes (Heading east from State Street on N. Park Row)
Erie County Department of Health
Central Outreach Wellness Center
PA Thrive Partnership
Youth Zone (East Perry Square, south of the Fountain)
Y1. Compton's Table
Y2. Job Corps
Y3. Pennsylvania Youth Congress
Y4. TransFamily of NW PA Transgender Support Group
Y5. Yello Brick Roads LGBTQ+ Allies Organization