The Lebanon Pride celebration is returning this year from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, on 8th Street, between Chestnut and Cumberland streets in Lebanon.

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The event is free and open to all ages. It will include “safe and neighborhood-friendly” live music, dancing, and entertainment, a press release said, “as well as vendors from human service organizations, healthcare organizations, and affirming businesses and churches to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon County.”

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, at 22 S. 6th St., will host a community worship service to open the Lebanon Pride 2024 celebration at 10:30 a.m. The service will “reinforce that those who identify as LGBTQ+ are children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons to love and acceptance,” the release said. The service will conclude with a Progress Pride Flag-raising ceremony in the churchyard and a community reception in the church auditorium. Anyone who is interested in joining a special choir to that will perform at the service is invited to send an email to the church.

On the day prior to Lebanon Pride, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, St. Luke’s will host an open house event called “Lights of Pride: An Evening of Prayer, Meditation, and Reconciliation.” The sanctuary will be illuminated in Pride colors and offer a safe and affirming space for reflection and the opportunity to speak privately with clergy.

The planning committee is asking for event sponsorships and community donations to support this event. Send an email to Ali Perrotto at for details.

Nonprofit organizations and businesses are also invited to register to serve as vendors at the event. Registration is available online.

Planning partners in this year’s event include SARCC, the LGBT Center of Greater Reading in Lebanon, WellSpan Philhaven, Lebanon Family Health Services, the Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and individuals who have planned previous Lebanon Pride celebrations.

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