Pictures coming soon!
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Memorial Park Amphitheater
123 Dunnell Road
(directly across from the Maplewood NJ Transit Station)
Watch the new North Jersey Pride video to learn more about what makes our Pride so special:
Now in its fourth year, the North Jersey Pride Festival is an experience. Our unique family-friendly event brings together LGBTQ folks and straight allies from all over the Garden State to celebrate diversity and promote equality. Attendance has increased an astonishing 400% year over year since our inaugural event. This year will be a joyous elaboration of our marriage equality win and we expect more than 5,000 attendees to join us. To stay up to date on all our events, download our free app for iPhone or Android!
Come with a blanket or some beach chairs and spread out on the lawn. Enjoy the fabulous show—and worry not about little ones, because ALL our entertainment is kid-proof. (And we have a huge Rainbow Kids Zone to keep them busy!) Browse the work of local artisans, shop our merchant vendors and sample fare from our famous Five-Star Food Court. And learn more about the wonderful LGBTQ and ally nonprofits that are doing important work in the community. It’s going to be an amazing day!
Entertainment. Our Main Stage features outstanding national and local talent. (And our entertainment contracts feature a special “PG” clause that ensures parents can enjoy the show without worrying about their little ones.) Read all about our amazing lineup here!
Kids’ Zone. The North Jersey Pride Festival is a family-friendly event. We have tons of fun planned for our youngest visitors. This year, in addition to crafts, inflatables, face-painting, and tattoos, we’ve added a live Interactive Kids Stage, including a Front & Center dance-a-thon, story time with Words Bookstore, Zumba Kids with Viva Z Club, “Relays, Races & Laughs” with the South Mountain YMCA, Hip-Hop with Parteaz, and the Lizard Guys Awesome Reptile Show! We have activities every hour on the hour to keep your kids busy all day while you enjoy Pride!
Food Court. Our Five-Star Food Court is a highlight of the North Jersey Pride Festival. We showcase the best of our local eateries, offering gourmet edibles rather than the usual street fare. This year our FSFC includes the Cedar Ridge Cafe, Roman Gourmet, Falafelly Yours, Freeman’s Fish Market, Blue Plate Special, Lalibela Ethiopian, the Maplewood Deli, Nick’s Gourmet Hotdogs, Killer Vegan, Umberto’s and Hop Fries, plus Lickt Gelato, Kona Ice and plenty of ice cream and ices for the kids.
Getting Here. Maplewood is conveniently located directly across from the Maplewood Train Station (get the NJ Transit train schedule), and just a 7-minute ride off the Garden State Parkway and Route 78. Wherever you’re coming from, we can get you here.