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2014 Boston Pride Festival

The Festival Map is now available: Click here to download the map.

 

The 2014 Pride Festival will take place on…

Saturday, June 14
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

For more information, contact festival@bostonpride.org

Official Boston Pride merchandise available at this event.

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Festival information

 

for everyone

 

Schedule

Location

Directions

for visitors

 

Stage/Entertainment

Vendors

The Main Stage Lounge

Food

Family Zone

Parade

Advice for Visitors

for vendors

 

Click here to register now!

Registration Fees

Rules and Regulations

Vehicle Regulations

Food Regulations

Insurance

Advice for Vendors

Festival Schedule

7:00 am to 9:30 am
Vendors arrive for check-in and set up.

12:00 pm
Festival starts, rain or shine!

12:45 pm to 3:00 pm
The Parade contingents arrive at the Festival, the last stop on the Parade route.

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Festival and entertainment continues.

 

Festival Location

The Festival is located at City Hall Plaza, the last stop on the Parade route. Here you will find the stage (for entertainment!), the Beer and Wine Lounge (for the 21+ crowd!), over 130 vendors, and the Family Fun  Zone (All ages are welcome!).

Directions

It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the Boston Pride Festival by “T”. Given the large amount of people present in the city for the day’s events, traffic will likely be highly congested and parking will be limited.

By T:

  • Red or Green line to Park Street
  • Orange or Green line to Haymarket
  • Blue line to State or Bowdoin

Entertainment Lineup

Boston Pride Festival hosts an array of entertainment on its main stage:

 

12:00               WELCOME

EMCEE  – Sean Doherty

12:05               MIA SHAHOOD – PERFORMANCE

 12:15              DRAG PERFORMANCE – PENNY ANNALISE

12:25               BIG OL DIRTY BUCKET – PERFORMANCE

12:50               SAME SEX BALLROOM DANCING

1:00                 DRAG PERFORMANCE – YUNE NEPTUNE

1:15                RAY ISAAC – PERFORMANCE

1:40                 JACK ROMANOV – PERFORMANCE

2:05                 JEANIE TRACY – PERFORMANCE

2:40                 JD SAMSON – PERFORMANCE

3:15                 WASHING WELL WENCHES – CROWD PERFORMANCE

3:40                 ALEX NEWELL – PERFORMANCE

4:15                 BOSTON PRIDE COMMITTEE RECOGNITION)

4:20                 MARY LAMBERT – PERFORMANCE

5:05                             EMCEE – Fast Freddie Murphy

5:15                 A GREAT BIG WORLD – PERFORMANCE

6:00                 FESTIVAL ENDS

 

*subject to change

Vendors

In 2012, over 75,000 people visited our vendors, and there are over 130 vendors in 2013. Exhibitors include health services organizations, advocacy groups, LGBT-Friendly companies, cultural institutions, adoption agencies, pride merchandisers and more!

Beer and  Wine Garden

Cool off with a cold beer or a glass of wine with your friends while enjoying a fabulous view of the stage at the Beer & Wine Garden. Have your ID ready as this is for the 21+ crowd only. Enter by JFK side near the trees at the top of the steps in front of the stage.

Food

Come find Boston’s finest food vendors located throughout the plaza. This year, we are proud to offer a variety of foods including pizza, burgers, empanadas, hot dogs, burritos, sausages, seafood, ice cream, and more!

Rest & Massage Area

New this year!  Come take a load off in our new designated rest area.  Have a seat, eat lunch, step out of the sun, or come chat with your friends!  Even better, come enjoy a free chair massage courtesy of Bearhawk Massage and The Meeting Point.

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Family Zone

Boston Pride Festival is a family-friendly event that welcomes families of all types. We encourage visitors of all ages to join in the fun.  For our younger visitors, we offer a safe space with activities that showcase Pride! Come visit a critter from Zoo New England or Water creatures from the New England Aquarium.  Face Painting is available as well! (fees apply).  If your organization would like to sponsor or otherwise participate in this year’s Family Zone, please contact festival@bostonpride.org (and see your organization’s name here!).


Parade

The Boston Pride Festival is the last stop on the Parade route, leaving you with no excuse not to join us! Parade marchers begin arriving at the Festival at 12:45 pm and continue arriving through 3:00 pm.

Advice for Visitors

  • Pack appropriately! The Boston Pride Festival is a rain or shine event, so plan accordingly for the forecast weather conditions. Consider bringing sunscreen, plenty of bottled water, and an umbrella or raincoat.
  • Have fun!
  • Watch out for (your) kids – Make sure children are safe. As the crowds pour in from the Parade it may become difficult to keep an eye on the little ones. Consider moving to the Family Zone until the Parade is complete.
  • Respect the instructions from the Festival Staff and Volunteers – These individuals will be clearly distinguishable from the crowd. They are only doing their job and enforcing safety measures for the benefit of everyone.

Rules and Regulations

All Rules and Regulations pertaining to the Boston Pride Festival are available in this document. Please contact festival@bostonpride.org for more information.

Vehicle Regulations

Registered vendors will be provided with a check-in time for the Festival. During this time they will be allowed one vehicle on to Boston City Hall Plaza to assist with transport of set-up necessities for their space. If interested in drive-on access, please contact festival@bostonpride.org prior to the Festival.

  • Access is restricted to 2-axle vehicles only. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • At check-in, registrants are provided with a 15 minute vehicle access pass. Additional time will not be permitted as other registrants will need access to the plaza for their own set-up purposes.
  • Please enter the Plaza from Cambridge Street and exit only via Court Street. Posted signage, as well as Festival Staff, will be available to assist you directionally.

Food Regulations

Please note that NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE GIVEAWAYS will be permitted on the Festival plaza per City of Boston regulations. If you would like to be a food or beverage vendor, please contact festival@bostonpride.org.

Insurance

Insurance is included in the price of registration this year. A copy of the insurance certificate we obtain on your behalf will be available at the Festival Registration tent.

Advice for Vendors 

  • Arrive on time! You will be assigned a check-in time during which you will be granted vehicle access to City Hall Plaza (see Vehicle Regulations above). Arriving within your assigned timeframe will ensure that all vendors are given adequate time for set up.
  • Respect the instructions from the Festival Staff and Volunteers – These individuals will be clearly distinguishable from the crowd. They are only doing their job and enforcing safety measures for the benefit of everyone.
  • There is no access to electricity or reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. Please plan accordingly.
  • Have fun! That is one of the reasons you chose to participate, after all. Visitors, other vendors, and Festival staff and volunteers alike are present to showcase their Pride and show support!

 

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