PRIDEFEST VENDOR FAQ’s
You have questions. We (try our best to) have answers. The following questions and answers are compiled from previous festivals. We’re providing these as “guides” to help you with your Pittsburgh Pride experience, but all policies are subject to change. Please check back regularly for any updates.
PrideFest takes place Saturday, June 10 from Noon-5 PM and Sunday, June 11 from 1-7 PM on Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh (between 6th & 10th Street).
The EQT Equality March takes place on Sunday, June 11 at 12:30 PM and will start at PPG Paints Arena, 1001 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Why did you expand PrideFest to two days?
After Pride last year, we conducted an on-line survey and asked our community a number of questions. One of the questions was how many days they would like PrideFest to be. The overwhelming response was to expand to two days. After meeting with our law enforcement partners and city officials, we’re excited to have an even bigger and better 2017 PrideFest this year!
Does my registration include both days?
Yes, your PrideFest registration includes both Saturday and Sunday.
How much is registration?
EQT Equality March/Walking contingent Non-profit/Individual: $50 Local Business: $300 Corporation: $800
EQT Equality March/Vehicle or Float Non-profit/Individual: $200 Local Business: $300 Corporation: $1,000
PrideFest Vendor Non-profit/Individual: $500 Local Business: $600 Corporation: $1,500
What does my registration include?
Your registration includes one six-foot table, two chairs, one tent (or you may bring your own), and your insurance (required by the City of Pittsburgh). You may bring additional tables or chairs if needed as no additional tables and chairs are available for rent. .
Can I register for just one day?
You cannot register for a single day.
When is load-in/load-out?
Pre-event load in, as well as post-event break down, will be conducted as efficiently and safely as possible. Assigned load in and break down timing and instructions will be emailed to you prior to the festival.
Will overnight security be available?
Vendors are responsible for securing all valuables. The Pittsburgh Police and Landmark Event Staffing will be on site Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Is electricity available?
Electricity will be provided to only those vendors who requested it with their vendor application. Each vendor is responsible for providing their own cords and hook-ups.
How will our participation be promoted?
All PrideFest vendors who complete their registration before April 1, 2017 will be listed in the Pittsburgh Pride magazine and listed on the pittsburghpride.org website.
We ask that you like the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh Facebook page and RSVP on the PrideFest event page to let people know that you will be there!
What if there is inclement weather?
PrideFest will take place rain or shine. We will post information on Facebook and will send emails to registered vendors if there are any weather concerns. The safety of our vendors and attendees and volunteers are our top priority. Weather will be monitored throughout the weekend by our public safety partners.
What is the deadline for PrideFest vendor registration?
Registration is available up until June 1 or when spots are sold out. Register today at www.pittsburghpride.org/register.
Can I pay for my booth space with a check instead of a credit card?
Our registration is handled by a third party vendor who requires payment be made with a credit card.
When will we receive notification about our vendor space assignment?
The week before the festival, we will email you a list of all the vendors and assigned vendor spots. There will be increased security measures in place for vehicles that will be accessing the PrideFest festival area.
Where should we park?
Parking is available in the 9th & Liberty parking garage (accessible via Smithfield Street), the Transportation Center on Grant Street, and at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
What’s the closest airport to Pittsburgh Pride?
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is approximately 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.
What is the closest hotel lodging?
There are several hotels within walking distance of the festival including the Westin Convention Center, Courtyard by Marriot on Penn Avenue, Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Omni William Penn Hotel, and the Drury Hotel.
I have a question that is not listed here. Who can I contact?
For additional questions, please contact the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-322-2800.