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Jersey City Pride Festival 2017 [Saturday, August 26]


Jersey City’s Pride Festival is the only thing and everything you should do in Jersey City this Saturday, August 26th.

From 1-9pm, join in the festivities in the historic downtown area of Jersey City, right outside of the Grove St. PATH station. The Jersey City Pride Festival celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and allies of Hudson County and the New York City metropolitan area. It is one of the largest festivals in Northern New Jersey. Last year, the official estimate of attendance at the festival was 9,000-10,000 people. This year, the festival’s 17th, will have an even bigger turnout.

This year’s Grand Marshal is Carmen Carrera, an international human rights advocate and a high-fashion transgender model. Carmen will also be receiving the Eileen “Beanie” Gaughan reward in recognition of her role as a community activist and educator. Read more about Carmen and her heroic work here.

Jersey City Pride reminds us of the importance of diversity in our community, and how we are becoming stronger by honoring our foundation in history as being accepting of all individuals and their contributions to society. There will be plenty of live entertainment in this celebration of love and support. More information here.


Be proud,

Celebrate Pride This Saturday

Woo-hoo! Jersey City Celebrates Pride in its 13th LGBT Festival on Saturday 8/24. Exchange Place Plaza is where the action starts and goes on from noon to 6pm. Come out and show your support for equality.

There will be plenty of entertainment—live music, games, an obstacle course, food, a vendor’s marketplace, a dunk tank, bronco ride and plenty of guest speakers who are prominent on the battle for local and national recognition. Our ever-present Mayor Steve Fulop will also be making an appearance.

This year’s hosts are Hudson Pride Connections Center and Humanity Pride. PRIDE co-chairs Jonathan P. Lucas and Michael Billy are expecting the biggest turnout yet.

Please recognize that this is a free event for all residents with no suggested donation, just simply that you support the message.

Other ways you can help:

Sponsorship: You or your organization can be a sponsor. Contact Jonathan Lucas at or by calling Jonathan at 201-963-4779 x 420.

Vendors: Festival welcomes food, merchandise and community vendors, who will be furnished with a tent, table and two chairs at no additional cost to vendor registration ($25). Application here.

Volunteer: Application here.

Donate: Here.

Other details here.