The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival
October 8, 2017
Note: The information below is from 2016. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s event as it becomes available.
Did you know the largest National Coming Out Day event takes place right here in Philadelphia? That’s right! Taking over the Gayborhood neighborhood of Philadelphia in Midtown Village, Outfest celebrates Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community.
Now in its 26th year, the block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping. A main stage hosts live entertainment of all sort all day long, bringing entertainment that in the past has spanned from high-heel races to belly dance shows to award ceremonies.
Throughout the festival grounds, a number of outdoor bars and dance parties continue the spirit of the event all throughout the Gayborhood.
For a complete list of events and more information, click the button below.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
Sixth and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz
- Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame
- Rustic Music
- The Academy of Music
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- Starman in the Ancient Garden
- Merriam Theater
- Pennsylvania Ballet
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Restaurants & Dining