From: Sunday, Oct 6th, 2019
To: Sunday, Oct 6th, 2019
OutFest Philadelphia 2019
Philadelphia plays host to the largest National Coming Out Day (NCOD) event, known as OutFest. The first NCOD event was observed in Washington D.C. in 1987, and inspired other cities to create similar block party-style celebrations of their own LGBT communities.
OutFest was launched in 1990 and grew to be one of the most popular LGBT events in the Northeast. It’s in a gay-friendly neighborhood, is free, and local businesses and performers participate. It’s usually held in October, on the Sunday before Columbus Day, and attracts crowds of
Taking over the Gayborhood neighborhood of Philadelphia in Midtown Village, OutFest celebrates Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBTQ community.
The block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping.
The main stage hosts live entertainment of all sorts 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.
As the biggest LGBT event in Philly, OutFest brings a full lineup of festival action, spanning approximately 12 square blocks of the Philadelphia Gayborhood.
Most of the happenings go down along 12th and 13th streets between Walnut and Spruce streets. The main stage is located at 13th and Locust streets.
The free block party (with pay-as-you-go drinks and food) typically starts at noon and closes at 6 p.m. but the fun continues as outdoor bars and dance parties carry on the spirit of the event all throughout the Gayborhood.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
Gay Map of Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Gay District or “Gayborhood”: The tiny Gay District is anchored by the tiny Colonial alley Camac Street (pronounced cuh-mack) and the quaint blocks near it, between Walnut and Pine streets
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Video Of OutFest Philadelphia
Scenes from Outfest 2017 in Philadelphia
Recommended Hotels in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Gay District or “Gayborhood”: The tiny Gay District is anchored by the tiny Colonial alley Camac Street (pronounced cuh-mack) and the quaint blocks near it, between Walnut and Pine streets. An easy walk to the hotels below.
5 Star – Luxury
The spacious rooms at Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia are decorated with warm colours and large windows facing the Business District. The marble bathrooms have a separate bathtub and shower.
The Bellevue Hotel
4 Star – Location
The rooms and suites at The Bellevue Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt come equipped with Hyatt Grand Beds™. Onsite shops include Tiffany & Co., Nicole Miller and Williams Sonoma
3 Star – Great Amenities
Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City is set in the Rittenhouse Row district of Philadelphia, Boasting a fitness centre and a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions
3 Star – Perfect Location
The Alexander Inn is adorned with stained glass windows, detailed oak wood mouldings, marble tile floors and framed artwork. 24-hour computer centre