PrideFest - a family-friendly event celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

2022 LGBTQ+ Pride

Sunday, June 5th
Noon-7pm, rain or shine

After delays due to COVID, New Jersey’s 30th Annual Statewide LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration will be held in-person on Sunday, June 5th 2022. As always, we have been working closely with the host city of Asbury Park to ensure the safety of all participants. It is the largest, and oldest, LGBTQ Pride Celebration in the garden state, with attendance under normal circumstances surpassing 20,000.

The Parade

Sunday, June 5th

The parade, passing through the center of host city and shore destination Asbury Park, has grown throughout the years. Floats, decorated vehicles, marching bands, and enthusiastic marchers are cheered on by spectators that line the parade route

Parade Information
People enjoying the Pride parade in Asbury Park
Performers on the Pride stage

The Rally

Against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, and New Jersey’s famous boardwalk, national headliners and local artists share the rally stage for a six hour outdoor concert.

Performers and Schedule

The Festival

The Pride Festival provides an opportunity for community groups and businesses to distribute a wide variety of information, including job opportunities, housing options, family issues, disease prevention and screening, sources of support for victims of violence and abuse, legal rights and services, and the availability of support for issues that the queer community faces. This family (and pet) friendly event also features NJ’s largest outdoor display of the Names Project’s AIDS Memorial Quilt, rides in our Family Zone, and an array of eating options at our food court.

Festival Participants
Smiling staff at the Bank of America booth

Admission $15

Admission gives you access to the Festival and Rally grounds, food court, family zone, and all entertainment. For the first time, this year you will be able to pay your entrance fee via credit card. Jersey Pride, Inc. will be accepting credit card payments via STRIPE. STRIPE is a fast, easy, secure platform that will accept your credit card payment using your cell phone. You will be able to access STRIPE by scanning a QR code that will be posted at the entrance to the festival grounds. (We will also be accepting cash. Exact amounts are appreciated.)

Jersey Pride volunteer wearing a rainbow face mask


The Jersey Pride celebration can’t happen without the help of a whole team of volunteers. Can we count on you to help?

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Join the parade

Parade Registration

Fill out the form and be part of New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ parade!

Join the Parade
Sign up to be a vendor at the Jersey Pride Festival

Pride Festival Vendors

Reserve your space at New Jersey’s largest, family-friendly LGBTQ event.

The Jersey Gaze magazine

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Place an ad in New Jersey’s celebratory LGBTQ magazine, produced annually by Jersey Pride.

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2020’s Virtual Pride

What happened for Pride 2020? Check out the virtual celebration from June 7, 2020: Did you miss the live broadcast of Jersey Pride LIVE! earlier? View the video below for the June 7th United in Pride live event whenever you need a little Pride and sunshine in your life! GO JERSEY PRIDE!

2022 Jersey Pride Sponsors

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