Doylestown's first-ever Pride Festival
On June 20-23, 2019 Doylestown will host its first-ever Pride Festival, a multi-day event featuring a three-day film series at the County Theater; a kickoff cocktail reception at the Zen Den on June 20; a block party on State Street on June 22; a Stonewall panel discussion following the final film on June 23; and various pop-events hosted by local businesses and organizations. Detailed event descriptions and ticketing information can be found at DtownPride.com.
“We’re beyond proud to celebrate the many diverse identities of Doylestown and to recognize the significant contributions LGBTQ+ individuals have made to our community throughout history,” said Kris Boger, President of Discover Doylestown and Chair of the Pride Festival. “Local businesses, nonprofits, and representatives from the Doylestown community came together and have been working tirelessly to bring this much-needed event to our beloved town.”
Film selections at the County Theater include Wild Nights with Emily (PG-13), a romantic comedy based on the life of prolific poet Emily Dickinson, on June 20 at 7:30 pm; To The Stars (NR), a black-and-white drama following the lives of two teenage misfits in the 1960s in rural Oklahoma, on June 22 at 1 pm; and Stonewall Uprising (PG-13), a documentary on the famous Stonewall Riots of 1969. Tickets can be purchased at The County Theater.
The block party will take place on June 22 from 2 – 6 pm on State Street in Doylestown and will feature live music and performances, juried vendor booths, and family-friendly activities.
Doylestown Pride Festival is a collaborative effort between the Borough of Doylestown, Discover Doylestown, Delaware Valley University, A Woman’s Place, Michener Art Museum, The Rainbow Room, Salem United Church of Christ, Borough Council, and the Human Relations Commission. For up-to-date information about events, sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities, visit DtownPride.com.
The Doylestown Pride Festival has been featured by TeenVogue, Visit PA, Visit Bucks, and dozens of local media outlets. Doylestown, PA is nationally recognized as a "destination" town. In May 2019 Doylestown was named “USA Today’s 10Best Small Town Cultural Scene”, Philadelphia magazine named Doylestown "best fun suburban town" in 2017, in 2013 Travel + Leisure magazine called Doylestown one of "America's [top 20] favorite towns".