For the 25th Anniversary



Celebrate 25 years!

Date and Time

Sunday, 6-24-18 11 a.m. — 6 p.m.


University Place between 13th Street & Waverly Place
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The celebration goes on at our annual LGBTQIA+ street festival.

PrideFest, which will be going into its 25th year in 2018, is our annual LGBTQIA+ street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. PrideFest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders, and local business owners.

Round out your Pride experience with a trip to PrideFest. It’s the perfect place to stop to listen to a few tunes, grab a bite to eat, or score some great Pride gear. And the best part is, attendance is totally free!



Ross Mathews will host this year’s PrideFest.

Since 2001, Ross Mathews has traveled the world and established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities, hosts and pop culture experts in the entertainment arena today. Endearing and witty, undeniably funny and one of the hardest working people in show business, Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut.

Special Performance by actor and singer, Alex Newell.

Alex Newell is one of those brilliant artists with powerhouse vocals that comes around once in a lifetime. While best-known for his powerful performance as ‘Unique Adams’ on Fox’s “Glee,” Newell is now making headlines as he makes his Broadway debut in the revival of “Once On This Island,” which opened December 2017.

Parson James will touch the stage to sing the National Anthem.

South Carolina-born, Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Parson James likes to call his music “conflicted pop,” and one listen to singles like “Sinner Like You,” “Temple” and “Stole The Show” (his 2015 collaboration with Norwegian DJ/producer Kygo, which he penned) and the description feels entirely apt. His infectious and uplifting songs marry James’ soulful voice with shimmering pop production. His lyrics often address the duality of human nature and he has frequently found himself drawn to trying to make sense of his past and how it has shaped his identity.

The stage performances will be ASL interpreted.


VIP Tickets are back for 2018! While the event is still free and open to the public, we are providing a VIP option for those that want a premium experience. VIP tickets will go on sale in early 2018. VIP Lounge includes special viewing of Stage, dedicated bathrooms, food, and beverages.



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Official NYC Pride Hotels

Looking for a place to stay during NYC Pride? Check out all of our Official Hotel Partners for 2018. With a whole host of options ranging from thrifty to luxury accommodations, NYC Pride has an option for every budget.

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ParkWhiz is proud to be the official parking partner of NYC Pride. Book parking near all the festivities to make sure you won’t miss a minute of the fun!

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For the 25th Anniversary