LGBTQ+ 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.
- The Deck at the Bucks County Playhouse
- The Salt House
With its history deeply rooted in the LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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. Grab a cocktail at The Salt House, John & Peter's Place or Karla's Restaurant - an LGBTQ+ favorite hangout since the '70s - and stroll down the Delaware Canal on a nice day.
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!
- New Hope Pride
New Hope PrideFest takes place May 20-23, 2022. It always begins with the unfurling of the 25-foot eight color Rainbow Equality flag at Starbucks in New Hope, PA. NHC and their partners host fun and educational events all week, including the famous Best Cocktail Contest .The parade starts in Lambertville, NJ and crosses the Delaware River into New Hope, PA with floats and marching bands. The parade is a fun-filled event with entertainment, various vendors, food and beverages.
Doylestown also welcomes its 3rd annual Pride Festival this year on June 12-19, 2022. The multi-day event will feature a series of films at the County Theater, panel discussions, a block party on State Street, and various pop-up events and celebrations throughout the community.
For regularly scheduled Pride events, check out the select date Drag Brunches at Sand Castle Winery in Erwinna, GreenHouse in New Hope and Water's Edge Gastropub in Bensalem. Restaurants like River House at Odette's will also offer Pride Month Tea Dances!