OURfest Festival

OURfest: National Coming Out Parade and Festival/Resource Fair, is the first National Coming Out Parade in the United States. OURfest stands for Our Uniting Resilience and these new events are being created to amplify the resilience of our people, our individual journeys in coming out, and how we hold and take up space everyday.

Come to Philly for the parade and festival, but stay for the weekend. LGBTQIA+ community members across the United States are invited to make their travel plans now for three days of events. Organizations and businesses are invited to be part of this historic weekend by hosting their own events all weekend long – before and after the parade and festival. Sign-ups are now open for the parade, festival and the weekend.

Philadelphia is a city of historic firsts – and the organization that broke records in June for “largest Gay Pride march and festival in Philadelphia history” and “largest Gay Pride Flag in Pennsylvania history” is ready to do it all over again. And yes, that 200 foot beautiful all-inclusive rainbow flag will be out and proud once again in the streets of Philadelphia.

“We developed Galaei’s Pride 365 Initiative to redefine and elevate Pride Month Month in June – and we are excited to do the same thing in October for National Coming Out Day/Weekend,” said Galaei Executive Director and Community Organizer Tyrell Brown (they/them). “Gay Pride and National Coming Out are crucial opportunities for our communities to join together in celebration and reflection, to find family and togetherness, to have access to resources, and to share the love, art and joy that are hallmarks of our community.”

Youth and Family Programming: Craving a wholesome, fun-filled area for the young (and young at heart)? Look no further! We’re partnering with local organizations to bring you a family-friendly space free of smoke and alcohol, with engaging activities and resources.

Sober Vibes at Writer’s Block Rehab: Need a break from liquor? Enjoy an appealing menu of alcohol-free beverages and mocktails at our dedicated sober space. Adults—this one’s for you!

Food Truck Market: Hungry? Get ready to enjoy an assortment of flavors curated by The Food Truck Lady herself – a delicious refuge between the party and family areas.

Bailar con amor and Kiki Alley: Celebrate Afro-Latinx art and the rich culture of Philadelphia’s ballroom community with us. With DJ sets and a variety of performers, you won’t want to miss out on this groovy celebration!

OURstage: We’re celebrating the diversity of our art scene with producers and acts diverging from the usual brick and mortar spots. Come experience the variety!

VICE (*18+): Join us in remembering the late Maso with an exploration of kink, consent, leather and safe

October 8, 2023
1234 Locust Street Philadelphia PA