North Jersey Pride is seven years strong

North Jersey Pride stage in Maplewood in 2014
North Jersey Pride stage in Maplewood in 2014
The festival has something for everyone

Sunday, June 10, 2018 in the heart of Pride Season, plan to visit New Jersey’s family-friendly celebration of diversity, equality, and love. North Jersey Pride is now in its 7th year. The festival draws more than 3,000 LGBT and supportive ally attendees from all over to Memorial Park in Maplewood, New Jersey. That is just across the street and a short walk away from the Municipal Building.

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Celebrating diversity, equality and respect for all families, you’ll find a spacious kid zone and a live interactive stage. The festival has something for everyone. With 100-plus craft/art vendors and exhibitors; 5-star food court featuring the best of SoMa’s (South Orange/Maplewood) local eateries; and a huge Rainbow Kids Zone with inflatables. There are a lot of crafts, face painting, games and a live interactive stage offering shows every hour.

The festival started with C.J. Prince and other SoMa parents interested in creating something LGBT with a family focus. The event is now held annually and in seven years has seen some of the earliest attendees growing up quickly. Tradition being what it is, it seems likely when they have children, North Jersey Pride Festival will still be going strong.

Some great entertainment is planned for the afternoon on the main stage

Stay tuned for the latest news about the always-incredible main stage lineup that currently includes Wrabel, Karina Iglesias, Johnathan Celstin and Harmonica Sunbeam, just to name a few.

It is a family friendly and perfect summer fun place to be. You should plan to bring a blanket or a beach chair to chill on the lawn with friends and family and enjoy what is sure to be another beautiful day. Admission is free, and remember to wear your sunscreen.

Want to volunteer and be a part of the action? Send an email to They would love to have you join their team.

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