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North Jersey Pride Events

We have tons of Pride fun planned for June. Check it out below!

6/4 @ 9AM

North Jersey Pride Run 5K

Show your Pride colors! This USATF-certified 5K begins and ends in Grove Park, South Orange. Runners and walkers of all ages, speeds, and styles are welcome to participate and show their support for LGBTQ+ equality! Sign up to run! 

Grove Road & S. Orange Ave., South Orange

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Tues., 6/6 @ 8pm

PNO: Pride Month Edition

Come out for a special Pride Month edition of our popular Pride Night Out cocktail event at Fox & Falcon in South Orange. Free. 


Fri., 6/2 @ 5:30pm

Pride Kickoff Celebration!

Raise the flag with Maplewood Township officials and special guests. Community art installation, entertainment, food - all are welcome!

Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St., Maplewood

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Fri., June 9 @ 8PM

Jessica Kirson Live

Don’t miss your chance to laugh the night away with standup comedian and South Orange native Jessica Kirson as part of SOPAC’s first ever LGBTQ+ Pride weekend!  Get your tickets now!


6/11 @ 12PM

11th Annual North Jersey Pride Festival

Fabulous live stage showcasing incredible national and local talent, 100+ merchant vendors, and fab food court, plus a huge Rainbow Kids Zone with inflatables, games and a live interaction kids stage! FREE

Memorial Park, Dunnell Rd. & Oakview Ave., Maplewood 


Sun., 6/11 @ 7pm

Tonys Viewing Party!

Right after the Festival ends, grab a wardrobe change and join us on the red carpet for the 76th Annual Tony Awards live-cast on the big screen in the main SOPAC theater! Bar, light food and special guests.
Get tickets. 

Thurs., 6/15 @ 5:30PM

Lavender Graduation

All LGBTQIA+ high school seniors are invited to participate in the annual Lavender Graduation ceremony, honoring and celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, asexual, intersex, and allied students, and  acknowledge their achievements and contributions in school and community. Sign up to attend>>

Columbia High School, 17 Parker Ave., Maplewood


Thurs., 6/15 @ 7pm-10pm

Big Queer Prom

Maplewood Arts and Culture, in partnership with Rainbow Youth Alliance and North Jersey Pride, present Big Queer Prom, a free, public party for LGBTQ+ folks and allies of all ages. An evening of food, music, and community. RSVP here. 

6/20 @ 6PM

Trans Youth Speak

Join us for a special panel of trans and nonbinary young people who will share their experiences, their challenges, and their joys. All supportive adults welcome. 

Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts

10 Durand Road, Maplewood

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6/17 @ 7PM

Pride Under the Stars!

We're taking Pride to the streets! Join us in Spiotta Park in South Orange for a 21-and-over dance with DJ, cash bar and featuring the Pride stylings of Harmonica Sunbeam! 

No advance ticket purchase necessary; suggested donation at the door with I.D.

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Thurs., 6/22 @ 7pm

Pride with the Yankees

Come enjoy this American pastime with queer community! Each ticket includes: 1st tier seating on the 3rd base line; New York Yankees hat with the Yankees logo in the Progress Pride Flag colors; regular sized hot dog; one drink (a 12oz domestic beer for those 21 years of age or older with a valid ID, Pepsi product or Poland Spring bottled water); and lots of fun with queer community!

Yankees Stadium, 1 E 161 St, Bronx, NY

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