Bucks County

The eclectic community of New Hope is the gay-friendly centerpiece of Bucks County’s breathtaking countryside. This artsy village buzzes with creative energy, independent spirit and a sophisticated casual vibe. 

With its history deeply rooted in the LGBT community, New Hope, became a popular hangout for performers, musicians and actors when "discovered" in the 1940's. This vibrant town is now a melting pot of diverse artists, quirky shops, a robust theater scene and a celebrated destination for LGBT travelers.  

Art galleries, antique shops, vintage clothing stores and deliciously exciting restaurants and bars complete with live entertainment attract visitors and locals alike to its lively street scene and cultural events all year long.  

Each May, crowds gather for a weeklong celebration during New Hope Pride Week & Parade presented by New Hope Celebrates, featuring live musical performances, dance parties, picnics, art exhibits, a grand parade down historic Main Street and so much more!

The celebration in May begins with a traditional Rainbow Flagdrop, a huge mile-long flag on loan from sister-city Key West, and colorful fireworks set over the nearby Delaware River. The annual New Hope Celebrates parade is the largest and longest of its type in the county and most certainly the most diverse and colorful--participated in by a wide range of local organizations, straight and gay, as well as local dignitaries, police and firefighters. 

The Supreme Court ruled in June 2015 that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Check out these special event and unique spaces to celebrate with your loved one, including LGBT-friendly New Hope!