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Join Us for PrideFest on June 26

COLONELS: If you are interested in Walking with Wilkes University contact Erica Acosta at

Parade Details:

The parade will begin at noon on Sunday, June 26. If you’re walking in the parade, line up begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of South and South Main Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The parade will walk down South Main towards Public Square, walking around the Square and ending at the Square on the opposite side.

Celebration Details:

Our PrideFest Celebration will immediately follow the parade on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. We will feature drag performances, community performances, vendors and more until 5 p.m.

Afternoon Overview:

  • Welcome & Speakers – 1 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Drag Performances – 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Community Performances – 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Wrap Up and Thank You – 4:15 to 4:30 p.m.

We’ll host 75+ vendors will be on Public Square from right after the Parade until 5 p.m. Show them some support!

After-Party Details:

Please join us at Rodano’s across the street starting at 5 p.m. Enjoy a DJ and additional drag performances at the after-party.

Local establishments featuring PrideFest specials after 5 p.m. include:

  • Rodano’s/Franklin’s
  • Vesuvio’s
  • Senunas’
  • Beer Boys

Downtown Parking Details:

DO NOT park in business parking lots. You will get towed. Meter parking is free in Wilkes-Barre on Sundays. Parking garages are located on the corner of South Washington and East Market Streets and on South Main Street across from Midtown Village. Park at your own risk.