Newark Gay Pride Weekend & Parade

Dates to be Annouced

Pride has evolved with the city’s changing landscape and has grown into a regionally anticipated event, drawing thousands of people to Newark’s Downtown Business District.

From thriving cultural institutions like the NJPAC, Prudential Arena and The Newark Museum to a variety of new restaurants, hotels and luxury apartments that are transforming the downtown area - Newark is on the rise.

Glimpse at Newark's Prides Past


Newark Pride was a surprise for us. If I’m honest, I expected the event to be bigger but what we were greeted with was an intimate crowd of passionate marchers that weren’t more than 400 in size.

Compared to gigantic pride celebrations like that of London and Manchester, Pride in Newark felt incredibly intimate and poignant. The local LGBTQ+ community may not be huge but they were beaming with Pride, colour, bravery and conviction. It felt like a real honour to step into their space and celebrate this moment alongside them.

Overall, our New York and Newark experience was one we will never forget. Yes it was brief but it was full of the magic the Big Apple has become so famous for. As a gay couple we are always aware of the places that allow us to express our love in an unfiltered way and this trip didn’t disappoint. Not only did we feel comfortable to be intimate but it was celebrated by gay and straight people alike.