First Annual Disability Pride Festival to be held in Pittston on June 22

June 01, 2024

Pittston, PA – June 1, 2024 – PA Inclusive, in conjunction with Disability Pride Pennsylvania and the Downtown Pittston Partnership, is thrilled to announce the First Annual Disability Pride Festival, set to take place on Saturday, June 22 in Pittston. This groundbreaking event aims to celebrate the diversity, strength and vibrant contributions of the disability community in the region. The event is free and open to the public.

The Disability Pride Festival will be held in the heart of downtown Pittston, transforming the area into a lively hub of activity, inclusion and celebration. The festival promises a day filled with inspiring speakers, engaging activities, live music, food vendors, and resource booths from various local organizations.

Event Details:

Date: June 22, 2024, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: The event will kick off with a parade starting at the Coffee Inclusive parking lot at The Waterfront Warehouse on Kennedy Boulevard. Activities will be held in The Tomato Festival Lot, 7 Spring Street, Pittston after the parade.

Highlights of the Festival:

Live Performances: Enjoy a diverse lineup of musical acts, dance performances, and other entertainment from artists with disabilities and allies.

Resource Fair: Discover local services and support from various organizations dedicated to serving the disability community.

Children’s Activities: Fun and inclusive activities for children of all abilities, ensuring a family-friendly atmosphere.

Food and Drink: Various food trucks and vendors offer delicious options. Food trucks confirmed so far are The JumpStart Cart and Artisan’s Fire. PA Inclusive’s popular coffee shop, Coffee Inclusive, will have a tent featuring a variety of specialty coffee and smoothie beverages.

“We are excited to bring the Disability Pride Festival to Pittston for the first time,” said Frank Bartoli, president and CEO of PA Inclusive. “This event is a wonderful opportunity to foster a sense of community, celebrate our diversity, and promote awareness and understanding. We hope to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated.”

The First Annual Disability Pride Festival is supported by numerous local businesses, community groups and volunteers who are dedicated to making this event a memorable and impactful celebration for all attendees.

For more information about the festival, to volunteer, or to become a sponsor, please visit or contact Vicki Landers, founder and executive director of Disability Pride Pennsylvania at [email protected] or Matthew Krispin, administrative assistant for PA Inclusive at [email protected].

About PA Inclusive:

PA Inclusive is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting inclusion, accessibility, and equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. PA Inclusive works to create a more inclusive society for all through advocacy, education, and community events.

About Disability Pride Pennsylvania:

Disability Pride Pennsylvania is dedicated to celebrating the pride, power, and potential of people with disabilities. By organizing events and initiatives, Disability Pride Pennsylvania aims to foster a sense of pride and community among individuals with disabilities and their allies.

About the Downtown Pittston Partnership:

The Downtown Pittston Partnership is a collaborative effort to enhance and promote the downtown Pittston area. Through various initiatives, events, and projects, the partnership works to create a vibrant and welcoming downtown for residents and visitors alike.