Annual Events

Our events are proudly SMOKE FREE in partnership with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center as part of their initiative for a healthier and longer lived community. We do not accept sponsorship or vending applications from tobacco, vaping, cigarette or other similar companies. 

2020 Takes Us to new territory

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all Fall 2020 events will be hosted virtually.

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Youth Celebration

Equality Fest Junior

Save the Date for October 9, 2020

An interactive event designed for our younger family members but enjoyable for all ages, Equality Fest Jr., is held in partnership with Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York. The event features crafts, face painting, special guests, performances and more. 

York's Inclusive Answer to Pride


Save the Date for October 10th, 2020

Equality Fest was originally inspired by the May 20, 2014 decision of the U.S. Federal District Court allowing Pennsylvania marriages for those within the LGBTQIA+ community. We now also celebrate the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriages in the whole United States and now the June 15, 2020 Supreme Court decision holding that federal law Title VII prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQIA+ workers.

The Rainbow Rose Center 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. 

The festival features speakers, music, dance, theater, poetry, spoken word, and performance art as well as live visual art and strolling performers, retail vendors, informational tables, and history displays. he event actively celebrates the full inclusion of ALL wonderfully diverse citizens in ALL aspects of civic life – regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, mental or physical ability, social status, or economic status.

Pride Blessing

Coming Out Day Celebration

Please Join Us on Sunday, October 11th, 2020

This annual inter-faith event is held in partnership with Union Lutheran.  We honor and celebrate the courage of the individual traveling their unique path through song and support.


Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Please Join Us on Friday, November 20th, 2020

A virtual vigil to honor and remember those we have lost to senseless anti-transgender violence.  Come join us for a community discussion and service, learn about resources available in the community, remember those we have lost and be grateful for those still with us.

In addition to these major annual events, the Rainbow Rose Center hosts and co-hosts multiple smaller events that often do not show up on our website. These will often include rallies, vigils, fundraisers, and more.

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