Lancaster Pride Festival returning in June with street festival expansion

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – With the theme “Our Streets Are Open To All,” the Lancaster Pride festival is expanding beyond the convention center.

Lancaster Pride announced that the 16th Annual Pride Festival will take place June 15 from noon to 7 p.m.

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Organizers say the festival, held at the Lancaster County Convention Center, “celebrates the diverse and resilient spirit of the LGBTQ+ community.”

This year, Vine Street outside the convention center will be closed to traffic as events will be held outdoors this year.

“We are incredibly excited for this year’s festival as we bring together our community like never before,” Craig Kazda, festival director, said in a media release. “Expanding into Vine Street is a literal and figurative opening of our arms wider to embrace more attendees, more activities, and more celebrations.”

“Pride is a time of joy, reflection, and community. Each year, Lancaster Pride aims to create a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for everyone,” Tiffany Shirley, president of Lancaster Pride, added. “Our 2024 festival, with its theme ‘Our Streets Are Open to All,’ invites individuals from all walks of life to join in the celebration. We believe in the power of community and are proud to host an event that promotes such strong messages of inclusivity and love.”

The event features live performances, workshops, vendors, and more.

Aquaria, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, will headline the festival.

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