TARRANT COUNTY GAY PRIDE WEEK ASSOCIATION

 

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Fort Worth, Tarrant County Pride
2017 Theme: “Live Life Bold”
October 4th, Weds, to October 15th, Sunday
4th - Kick Off w/Mayor Betsy Price
7th - Pride Parade & Water Garden Festival
8th - Pride Picnic
11th - National Coming Out Day

TCGPWA is the 2nd oldest Pride organization in the Great State of Texas and produces the largest LGBT Community attended events in Tarrant County. Pride Week is held in October but, there are also Pride events and activities throughout the year for the LGBT & At Large Communities, supporters and visitors to Fort Worth.

Established in 1981, Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Association is organized to produce and facilitate a family friendly, safe environment. “Pride” celebrations and events are to promote a positive image for the community regarding LGBT individuals. As well as educate and celebrate the diversity of the LGBT Community of Tarrant County, its Families, Friends, and Supporters.

If you would like to contribute: http://www.tcgpwa.org/donate.html





Pride Hunt & Pet Fest
Established in 2012, this event is family friendly fun for the traditional and non traditional families. Throughout, there are retail and service vendors. At the shelter house central location will be entertainment, games & contests for the kids and food & beverage concessions. To the south are the bounce house, slide and piñata swing. To the north is the Pride Egg Hunt area. Our Pets area fun and activities include a “Best In Theme” Contest, Pet Parade with 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prize Winners. Your pet will have the opportunity to show their stuff in the Best Trained and Best Tricks Competitions. PHPF Hours are 12PM - 6PM. For more information, email: info@tcgpwa.org

2017 PHPF Vendor App




Souvenir Program
Pride 2017 celebrates: “Live Life Bold” as we welcome folks to Fort Worth and Tarrant County for the largest LGBT attended events and activities. The annual souvenir booklet promises to be the go-to guide for all things Pride. That means for your business, organization, cause or event, this year’s souvenir booklet is certain to be the best, most visible platform to reach the lucrative LGBT market. A proven advertising suggestion: Coupons for discounts, free items or drawings are a great way to utilize your ad space. It can generate traffic to your business or vendor location.

The program will include details about all events, including maps and the “Official Pride Schedule”. The guide offers slick full color advertising opportunities, top-notch printing and design. Distribution begins in June, locally and throughout the State of Texas, via our Pride cross marketing campaign with LGBT Communities, organizations, churches, high traffic businesses and at all Pride Events in October. Don’t miss your chance to reach out to one of the most sought-after demographics. Advertising Deadline in May 1st. To place an ad or more information, email: booklet@tcgpwa.org






Pride Parade
In 2011, we made downtown Fort Worth our home for the parade and festival. For 2016, the Pride Parade Route was increased to 17 blocks long with individual, organization and local to national business & corporate entries. The route begins at W. Weatherford St & Commerce St. Proceeds south on Commerce St. to Lancaster St. where it disburses to the west. Parade starts at 12 PM and line up begins at 9 AM on Taylor St at W 3rd St. Entry Check In / Info Station is located on Taylor St at W 2nd St. Parade Awards Presentation will be at the Water Garden Festival MainStage at 4PM on the day of the parade, Parade entry deadline is August 1st. For more information, email: parade@tcgpwa.org
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Water Garden Festival
“You never know who might show up”. For 35th Anniversary, the Fort Worth Water Gardens was chosen as our new venue for the festival in 2016. The Water Garden Festival was a huge success that the hours have been extended to 8PM for attendees to enjoy shopping in the vendors market, take in the entertainment, join in activities and take in the beauty of the venue, in a family friendly environment. There are several areas to the venue; Events Plaza is the north entrances to the gardens and home to our vendors market, Central Plaza is the location for our Mainstage entertainment, Parade Awards at 4PM, food & beverage concessions and dance area. At the southern end, Amphitheater has a built in stage, DJ entertainment, family friendly activities as well as, fun & games for the kids & pets. Festival Hours are 12PM - 8PM. For more information, email: festival@tcgpwa.org

Pride Picnic
Pride weekend culminates at the Pride Picnic in beautiful Trinity Park. The picnic is the longest established Pride event. It is evolved from community leader, Raina Lea’s outdoor LGBT Community gatherings held at Forest Park, in the 1970’s. Picnic areas of interest include; Vendors Market on the Green for your shopping pleasure, Health & Wellness information, service providers and up to date education related to the LGBT Community, Outdoor Events with pet activities and contests, field games and family interactive activities, “Rainbow Kingdom” for our Pride Kids with bounce house, slide, games, activities and events,. The Bud Light Mainstage entertainment includes bands, live performances, DJ entertainment and much more. There is a variety of food and beverage concessions for all tastes. Picnic Hours are12PM - 6PM. For more information, email: picnic@tcgpwa.org

Vendors
If you would like to market your business, group or cause to the LGBT Community, Pride vendor opportunities are a great source to convey your message, one on one. Pride Week and Pride Events throughout the year are estimated to draw over 30,000 + people from Tarrant County, across the state and beyond. Our PRIDE cannot be contained locally. Ongoing, there will be articles, advertisements, pings, postings, tweets, etc generated locally, nationally & internationally thru print, online and social media to promote attendance. For retail and service vendor opportunity information at Easter Hunt & Pet Fest, Water Garden Festival and Pride Picnic, contact: vendors@tcgpwa.org

Food Concessionaire Vendors are also welcome. For this inquiry, please contact: president@tcgpwa.org

Pride Partners
Support TCGPWA yearly goals. Weather you are an individual, business, group, organization, or corporation you can be a Pride Community or Corporate Partner. Our Partner Program has many levels and is structured for donation support of goods, services, monetary and gifts in kind donations. Gifts in Kind are needed year round for silent and live auction fundraising. All donations are appreciated equally, great and small. To be a partner or for more information, email: sponsors@tcgpwa.org

Volunteers
Volunteers are needed year round. Weather you’d like to staff one of our Pride Booths at our events or sit on an event or service committee throughout the year, we need you. It takes many hands to produce successful events and activities. Volunteer Orientation for Pride events will be monthly, June - September. Some orientations will be onsite at our venues. For more information and orientation schedules, email: volunteer@tcgpwa.org

 

 

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