NJ's annual statewide LGBTQ pride celebration at the Jersey shore. Enjoy the fabulous pride parade, headline performers, great food, arts and crafts, exhibits and community information, activities for the entire family, and the best in entertainment.
This year's pride festival features more than 225 artisans, crafters, and organizations, a diverse Food Court, and a Family Zone.
Our celebration 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.
Kicks off at 12 noon from Town Hall. Down Cookman to Grand to Sunset to arrive at the festival grounds at Sunset & Ocean.
What is Pride Month?
June is Pride Month, a cultural celebration to honor and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community, and to acknowledge the important contributions and struggles of its members. Colorful parades, rallies, and festivals mark the month-long celebration throughout New Jersey. The term "LGBTQIA+" stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual.