Equality Fest

 Equality Fest
Our largest event is the annual celebration, Equality Fest. 

Equality Fest’s main festival is a day long, family friendly community, arts & cultural celebration held in Downtown York City to celebrate the passage of marriage equality and to encourage full inclusion of ALL York and Pennsylvania citizens in all aspects of civic life. Inspired by the May 20, 2014 decision of the U.S. Federal District Court allowing marriages for those within the LGBTQIA+ community, the Equality Fest Board joins forces annually with several like minded organizations, faith communities, retailers, artists, politicians and committed citizens to produce a full day which fosters connections, awareness and activism within the beautifully diverse citizenship of York County PA.

This event is free and open to the public. The festival features speakers, music, dance, theater, poetry, spoken word and performance art as well as live visual art, strolling performers, a fully interactive children’s area with games and activities, retail vendors, informational and organizational displays and a variety of food trucks. The event actively celebrates the full inclusion of ALL wonderfully diverse citizens in ALL aspects of civic life – regardless of race, age, gender, gender expression, mental or physical ability, social status, economic status or sexual orientation.

Mark your calendars for June 28, 2020!
If you would like to participate in Equality Fest with a Non-Profit or Vendor’s Booth, please contact us!

Equality Fest invites a wide diversity of Poets, Pastors, Bands, Singers, Dancers, Divas, and other Spoken Word or Movement artists to come grace center stage.  We also welcome those who would like to offer workshops or other interactive experiences elsewhere at the festival.

Photo Credit: John Pavoncello, The York Dispatch   For more photos of the event, click here.
“Today is the York County I want to live in.” 
Co-Founder of Equality Fest, Carla Christopher
Quote taken with permission from Tina Locurto, The York Dispatch coverage of the event.  To read the full article, click here
“Any place that’s diverse and where I can see everybody is welcome is always something I want to be a part of.”
Jah Thomas-Friend, Performer

Quote taken with permission from Tina Locurto, The York Dispatch coverage of the event.  To read the full article, click here
Contact Us

15 N Cherry Lane
York, PA 17401

Tuesday and Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM
The Rainbow Rose Center and EqualityFest is part of the I.D.E.A.S. (Integration, Diversity, Equality And Social Justice) Center. It is located just off the pedestrian through-way of N. Cherry Ln, between W. Market St. and W. Philadelphia in historic downtown York. If you are coming from Central Market, it is the first door to the left of the plaza. Coming from Market St., we are the second door on the right. 
Parking is available in parking structures on Philadelphia and King, as well as metered parking on the street.