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What To Know: Pride Parade & Pride Fest Hit New Hope, Lambertville This Weekend

The Pride Parade and Pride Fest will take over New Hope and Lambertville this weekend!

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The signature event of New Hope Celebrates PrideFest, the Pride Parade, is set to march this Saturday, May 18.

The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. in the City of Lambertville before crossing into New Hope Borough.

The annual parade is the only Pride Parade in the country to cross a state line, according to organizers.

The parade will start at Lambertville City Hall at the corner of York Street and North Union Street, where New Jersey’s first same-sex marriages were performed in 2013.

The parade will march down Union Street, turn onto Bridge Street, and go across the Delaware River, where it will turn onto Main Street in New Hope Borough.

Spectators can view the parade anywhere along the route. Guest announcers will be stationed at three key locations: The Lambertville House on Bridge Street in the City of Lambertville; Ferry and Main Streets in New Hope Borough, next to Logan Inn; and at 97 S Main Street in New Hope Borough.

With more than 1,800 participants and even more spectators expected, the parade’s highlight will be New Hope Celebrates’ 100-foot Rainbow Equality Flag.

Following the parade, attendees can head to the Pride Fair at the American Legion parking lot at the corner of New Street and South Main Street in New Hope Borough.

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Open to the public from noon to 5 p.m., the fair will offer vendors and live entertainment.

There is a $10 suggested donation for entry, with children under 10 admitted free. Attendees will receive a stamp allowing them to come and go freely.

Cash bars will be available, with admission proceeds benefiting New Hope Celebrates and all PrideFest events.

New Hope Celebrates is working closely with the City of Lambertville and New Hope Borough to minimize traffic impacts to residents.

Lambertville Road Closures:

  • York St.: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Jefferson St.: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Coryell St.: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • S Union St. (Bridge St. to Ferry St.): 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Klines Ct.: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Hendricks St.: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Gordons Alley: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Bridge St. (N Union St. to Lambert Lane/the bridge): 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (No parking from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Church St.: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Lambert Ln.: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Delavan St.: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • George St. (Church St. to Perry St.): 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • N Union St. (Bridge St. to Delaware Ave): 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

New Hope Borough Road Closures:

  • Main St.: 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. (No parking from midnight on 5/17/24 to 1 p.m. on 5/18/24)
  • Waterloo St.: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Mechanic St.: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • East Ferry St.: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Bucks County Playhouse Lot: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

New Hope Borough police said that the safety and security of parade participants, volunteers, and spectators are their highest priorities.

Police said all bags along the parade route and in the festival venues will be subject to search.

“We can all play a role in keeping our community safe. Please be aware of your surroundings and if you see an unattended object or something suspicious taking place, call it to the attention of the nearest law enforcement officer,” police said.

For more information, visit the New Hope Celebrates website.

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