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Philadelphia Outfest

The world’s largest National Coming Out Day festival

Outfest in Philadelphia

Outfest in Philadelphia Credit: By G. Widman for GPTMC


October 9, 2016

Note: The information below is from 2015. 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, Outfest returns to celebrate Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community for its 25th (!) year in 2015.

The block party — a 10-block party to be exact — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping with the center of the festival happening at the main stage at 13th and Locust streets. The main stage hosts live entertainment of all sort all day long. Guests can look forward to everything from a high-heel race and a belly dance show to award ceremonies and a pet show.

Throughout the festival grounds, you can look to a number of outdoor bars and dance parties to continue the spirit all throughout the Gaybrohood. Click here for the festival map.

A bevy of local businesses (more than 130!) will set up at the festival. You can browse booths from Century 21, Equality Forum, William Way Community Center, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and more.

For a complete list of events and more information, click the button below.


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