Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Memorial Park Amphitheater
123 Dunnell Road
Now in its 5th year, the North Jersey Pride Festival is an experience, Our unique family-friendly event brings together LGBTQ 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!
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. Plus, 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. Best of all, learn more about the wonderful LGBTQ and ally nonprofits that are doing important work in the community. Admission is FREE, so join us for 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.) Find out who’s headlining at this year’s Festival!
Vendor Court. Our bustling vendor court includes merchants, artists, nonprofit exhibitors and purveyors of Pride paraphernalia! Apply to become a vendor and market your wares to 5,000+!
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, and back by popular demand, we have our live Interactive Kids Stage, including a Front & Center dance-a-thon, story time with Words Bookstore, martial arts demos, tumbling with My Gym, the Lizard Guys Awesome Reptile Show, and more! 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. Apply to join our Food Court!
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.
Watch the new North Jersey Pride video to learn more about what makes our Pride so special: