Jersey City Pride Festival 2018 comes to the downtown in late August

Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival 2018

Gayborhood Jersey City and Hudson Pride Center host the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival 2018 on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, 1-9 pm, in the historic downtown neighborhood. The Festival will take place on Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Jersey Avenue.

The festival is convenient to mass transportation from all of New Jersey and New York City. The popular PATH trains have a stop right in the block. Grove Street Station is across the street from the festival and many NJ Transit bus lines have stops in the festival area on the weekend.

Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival in 2011
Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival back in 2011 before it moved to the old downtown location on Newark Avenue

The festival, the annual premier LGBT event in Hudson County and the second largest in the state, celebrates the diversity of the LGBT communities and its allies in northern New Jersey. In 2014, the Jersey City gay community and allies had the best year ever with Jersey City ranked as one of the top ten cities in the U.S. for LGBTs. The official estimate of attendance at last year’s Pride Festival was north of 14,000. It is also the second largest LGBT festival in the state.

Vendors are encouraged to join the LGBT community at the festival. The online link for vendors for more information is

Organizers stress the events of Pride season exemplify the strength and growth of the LGBT and allied communities. The festival will be preceded by a month of Pride Festival activities throughout Jersey City in August. For updates on the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and the month’s events check the website They are also on Facebook at