Philly Pride Will Not Take Place In June This Year
Pride month is June and even though you can’t move Pride Month, sadly the Pride events can be moved. Because of COVID-19, the annual pride celebration will be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 4th, this year.
The summertime event was not held at all last year, so at least it is happening in 2021. Philly Pride, which is the largest in the region, and welcomes around 25,000 attendees, is going to look different this year. They are calling it Pride Lite.
No public parade will take place, just the ticket festival at Penn’s Landing. However, due to the changing limitations there could be a cap on tickets, which means attendees would have to buy tickets in advance, which usually cost $15. There will be no headliner and the organizers are not even sure about food and drinks.
OutFest, which takes place in the Gayborhood, is the city’s National Coming Out Day block party. However, that is completely cancelled this year with no tentative reschedule day.
With COVID restrictions being eased and mask mandates no longer in effect, the pride celebration may be able to go on as planned. Updates will be posted on their Facebook page.
Pride Month is next month. Make sure you tell those in the LGBTQ+ community that they are loved and accepted.