Volunteer for our June 1 Gay Day of Service!
Want to work with others to clean Capitol Hill? Join our Clean Sweep/Gay Day of Service on June 1! GET MORE INFO
First round of artists announced!
So much good stuff! Mary Lambert who sang on Same Love with Macklemore, God Des and She, Princess Superstar, Double Duchess, and more. READ ABOUT OUR INITIAL LINEUP
Sign up to be a vendor!
Over 100,000 attendees - one of the best opportunities for vendors and sponsors in Seattle! Sign up before April 15 for discounts. GET MORE INFO
Want to be an artist at PrideFest?
We book many artists through Sonicbids every year (last year it was 7). Want to perform at PrideFest? APPLY TODAY
From "I Do" to "We Do"
Our festival director Egan Orion recently went to Haiti to build houses. Find out what this has to do with Pride and marriage equality. READ THE ARTICLE
2013 Booths Now Available!
Last year we sold out early. We'll do it again this year. You want a place at PrideFest 2013? You'll want to book early. CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Thank You Seattle!
Seattle PrideFest was a huge success! Attendance edged up to 105-110K, we were sold out on our vendors, and we had great talent on 3 stages from all over the Northwest and the U.S. To top it all off, we raised $10,000 for Washington United for Marriage! PrideFest 2013 will take place on June 30, 2013. We look forward to seeing you then!
First Group of Artists Announced!
Headlining PrideFest 2012 we have a few artists to announce: Cazwell, Debby Holiday, DJ Phil B, Peppermint, and Vockah Redu. Check out their information on our ARTISTS PAGE
Booths Still Available for Vendors!
Do you want to be a vendor at PrideFest 2012? Over 100K visitors give you a prime opportunity to sell your goods or talk about your services. GET MORE INFO
Apply for Fit4Pride Today!
Do you want to get fit for Pride? Seattle PrideFest is teaming up with Gold’s Gym for a second year of Fit4Pride. TEN lucky people will get a chance to work with a trainer, define goals, and work with others to achieve their fitness goals in the month before Pride. APPLY TODAY
Tickets to RED Parties NOW AVAILABLE
Men, women, locals, out-of-towners, our two RED parties have something to offer for all of you. Our Men’s Party at Neumos features DJ Phil B and DJ Brian Gorr. Our Women’s Party at Baltic Room features DJ Tina T! MORE INFO
Now Accepting Artist Submissions for PrideFest 2012!
Last year, submissions from Sonicbids accounted for nearly 10 of our artists at PrideFest. Do you have what it takes? Submit to be considered! Deadline to submit is May 1: VIEW SONICBIDS PAGE FOR PRIDEFEST
Booth Rentals Now Available for PrideFest 2012!
Get your booth rentals now with early bird pricing, our lowest prices in years. In 2011, we saw over 100,000 people at PrideFest. Join us as a vendor for PrideFest 2012 to kickstart your business. SEE PRICING AND BOOKING INFORMATION
A Record Year for PrideFest, an Epic Year for Seattle
Thank you Seattle! Because of you, and all our supporters who traveled from places around the Northwest, US, and world, PrideFest 2011 had its biggest year ever! We expanded to three stages plus a family and kid’s area, complete with a Ferris Wheel! Over 100,000 people poured into the Seattle Center for the festivities on a warm, sunny Seattle day. Thanks to all our sponsors and vendors for making it possible, and to all of you for making it amazing. LIVE PROUD!
PrideFEAST is here! Dine out for LGBT Health & Wellness
PRIDEFEAST IS TONIGHT!! Just eat out at one of our participating restaurants to raise money for LGBT health & wellness: Julia’s, Tidbit Bistro, Via Tribunali, Barrio, or Tin Table. Up to 20% of your bill goes to support Gay City and Seattle Counseling Services. You need to eat! Why not do it for good? TELL YOUR FRIENDS! LET’S PACK SOME RESTAURANTS!
PrideFest’s 2011 Tobacco Policy: Q&A
With the recent news coverage (Seattle Times, AM1090, SGN) of our 2011 tobacco policy for vendors, we wanted to clarify what the policy is and what it isn’t. With our partner, Gay City, we’ve made a commitment to our community’s health and wellness. FIND OUT WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
PrideFest Has a Family & Kid’s Space, Thanks to Target
Seattle PrideFest is proud to announce Target as a major sponsor of our 2011 festival. They will be providing a space for kids of all ages with popsicles, a photo booth, and the crowning jewel of the family area, a ferris wheel! Thanks to Target for this great addition to PrideFest, and for your support of our community.
Team Gina, Ethel Merman, Spinderella All to Play PrideFest
Lots of new artists to announce for PrideFest! CHECK OUT OUR ARTIST PAGE for all the new acts, and check back frequently to see who we’re adding. Highlights including the reunion of Team Gina, Ethel Merman singing rock songs, and Spinderella from Salt ‘n Pepa spinning the DJ stage. And of course Crystal Bowersox, Thelma Houston, and BETTY for our Concert For Equality. A big year!
Take the 30-Day Challenge to Be Fit4Pride!
Want to get in shape for Pride? PrideFest and Gold’s Gym are teaming up for Fit4Pride, a 30-day challenge for 10 lucky people who get gym membership, personal training, and help getting a little closer to your fitness goals by the start of summer. Apply by midnight next Tuesday to be considered! MORE INFO
PrideFest Benefit Concert: June 25 Featuring Crystal Bowersox
On Saturday, June 25, PrideFest will expand its offerings to include a benefit concert at the Mural Amphitheatre starring Crystal Bowersox. More artists TBA soon. On sale to the general public 5/20, but you can get a pre-sale offer now. 100% of net proceeds go to Equal Rights Washington. GET TICKETS AND INFO
4th Annual PrideFEAST coming June 23, 2011
In its 4th year, PrideFEAST is a dining benefit to raise money for LGBT health & wellness non-profits, Gay City and Seattle Counseling Services. Up to 20% of your bill goes to our beneficiaries for essential services to our community. Restaurants announced on by Memorial Day Weekend. More info at: pridefeast.org
PrideFest 2011 Beneficiary: Equal Rights Washington
One Degree Events is proud to announce our 2011 PrideFest Beneficiary: EQUAL RIGHTS WASHINGTON. ERW has been a key part of progressing LGBTQ rights in the state of Washington, and we want to help in the next fight. They do amazing work, and we want to support that in 2011! Working with the Pride Project, One Degree Events will ensure we raise thousands of dollars for this great organization during Pride this year.
Tickets and Passes Now on Sale to Pride’s Hottest Parties
RED with DJ Brian Gorr at Neumos and RED with Spinderella at Baltic Room has something for the boys, something for the girls, and even something from everybody else in between. Tickets for the parties and VIP Passes for the whole weekend now on sale! GET MORE INFO
Vendors and Exhibitors: Discounted Booth Rentals Before April 15
Want to be a vendor or exhibitor at the largest LGBT gathering in the Northwest? Last year we had 70,000 people show up for PrideFest, and this year it’s likely to be even bigger. That’s a lot of people to tell about your product or service. Save money if you sign up before April 15. SIGN UP TODAY
Two RED Hot Parties for Pride Saturday: Spinderella and DJ Brian Gorr
One Degree Events is in its 7th year of doing its yearly Saturday night RED party for Pride, but this year we’re adding a women’s party (also RED). The men’s party at Neumos will be headlined by Seattle’s own DJ Brian Gorr, and the women’s party at Baltic Room will star Spinderella (of Salt ‘n Pepa). Tickets and Passes go on sale this Friday! EVENT PAGE
Verizon Wireless a Premier Sponsor of Seattle PrideFest 2011
Seattle PrideFest is thrilled to announce our latest sponsor, Verizon Wireless. They are a premier sponsor of the festival and our other Pride events. While this is their fourth year supporting PrideFest, it’s their first time as a major sponsor of the event. Thank you, Verizon! We couldn’t do it without you! Go to the Verizon Wireless website
Spinderella to Spin Seattle PrideFest
THIS JUST IN: Spinderella (of the hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa) will be spinning the DJ stage at PrideFest! More details to come, but all we can say is: bring your dancin’ shoes. She’s a huge talent in the DJ world, and we’re proud to feature her at PrideFest this year.
AIDS Quilt to Be Shown at PrideFest
We are commemorating 30 years since the start of the AIDS crisis in the United States at PrideFest this year by displaying the Quilt. If you have a panel you’d like to see, you can make a request by sending an e-mail to email@example.com with the name of your loved one or block number. Since panels are put into big blocks (with requests coming from all over), we can’t accommodate all requests but will do our best.
PrideFest Headliner: Artist Kim English!
We are thrilled to announce that Kim English, with EIGHT #1 dance singles, starting with Unspeakable Joy in 1999, will be one of our headliners at PrideFest 2011. She is high energy and inspirational, and we are thrilled to have her as one of our headliners this year. MORE INFO
New Event: Pride Bingo!
PrideFest is bringing Bingo back! Friday, June 24 at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, join us for an event than puts the “fun” back in “fundraising”! Mark your calendars – we’ll announce tickets and more information as they become available. MORE INFO
Armistead Maupin to Speak at PrideFest 2011
PrideFest is thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for 2011, author of the bestselling series Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin. He will be talking about the two themes of the festival this year: looking back at the AIDS Crisis and looking forward to securing marriage rights for all. We are honored to welcome Armistead Maupin to PrideFest this year. MORE ARTIST INFO
Want to be a vendor of PrideFest 2011?
We’re open for business! Each year we sell out but we keep on expanding to accommodate more great vendors and to keep the price low so all who want can participate. 70,000+ attendees and now expanded to 3 stages for 2011. FIND OUT MORE
PrideFest 2011 site launched!
We’ve finally launched our 2011 site! Over the months to come, the PrideFest site will be the place for you to find out information about artists coming to PrideFest at the Seattle Center, to sponsor the event, or rent a booth. We’re proud of our new site and hope it’s useful for you in the coming months.
Thank You Seattle!
Pride 2010 was amazing! We had record numbers at PrideFest, topping 70,000 attendees at the Seattle Center. We honored our LGBT veterans, raised money for Lambda Legal, danced in the fountain, and listened to the incomparable Kimberley Locke. Thank you all for supporting the festival. We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings back in 2007, and you better believe for our 5th year in 2011 we’re bringing it big time! So one last time, Happy Pride everybody.
Final Artists Announced for PrideFest 2010
Our headliner for PrideFest 2010 is Kimberley, an American Idol Alum who has made her own success in the real world. Singer-Songwriter Julie Goldman brings her guitar and cutting wit to the main stage at PrideFest. From Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Le Faux resident Shannel will make a splash at PrideFest, bringing the glitz and glamour (and skimpy outfits) of Vegas to Seattle. SEE FULL SCHEDULE
Booths are Selling Out!
Want a booth at the Northwest’s largest LGBT gathering and the biggest free Pride Festival in the country? PrideFest is your place! But be quick. We expanded the number of booths available for this year but they’re selling out. We’d love to have you at PrideFest. MORE INFO ON RENTING BOOTHS
PrideFest Headliner Announced!
We are proud to officially announce that Kimberley Locke (originally of American Idol fame) is going to be our headliner at PrideFest this year! Kimberley is a tireless advocate for LGBTQ people and she’s one hell of an entertainer. We are proud to have her as a key part of our 2010 festival. See our other artists
Booth Rentals: Lowest Prices End When January Ends
Want an extra 5% off on the lowest costs of booth rentals for 2010? Order by the end of the month! The earlier you book, the closer you get to the front of the line for booth selection (after sponsors). Book your booth today!
First Performer Announced – Julie Goldman!
Seattle PrideFest is thrilled to announce the first performer in our 2010 lineup – musician and comic Julie Goldman. I saw Julie on an R Family Vacation’s cruise last summer and responded immediately to her comic abilities and great use of music and voice. Find out more about Julie and our other artists.
Early Bird Savings on Booths and Sponsorship until end of month!
We have kept prices the same or have lowered them from previous years to make things more affordable in these tough times. But be sure to book by end of month for full savings!
PrideFest 2010 Site Launched
Ah, finally we get started back in. The largest LGBTQ gathering the Pacific Northwest needs a site that worthy of the community it represents. We worked hard to create an image and theme this year. We’re also announcing ALL SHADES OF BEAUTIFUL – celebrating the Pride Flag and Stories from the local community. Get more information on Theme. Enjoy the new site, and please sign up for our newsletter, Twitter, or Facebook to get updates as they happen!