Festival for Boston Pride for the People 2024


Sat Jun 08 2024 at 12:00 pm to 07:00 pm


Boston Common | Boston, MA

BP4TP’s mission is to amplify the beauty, rich diversity, unique culture, and intersectionality
of the LGBTQ+ community.
About this Event

The 2024 Boston Pride for the People Festival (BP4TP) will take place on Saturday, June

8, 2024.

  • *Please read the Festival rules on our website here. The rules are located at the botton of the page.
  • *Please note that registration fees increase on April 1st.
  • *This is a rain or shine event, all sales are final.

For the latest information about the Festival please visit:

  • Boston Common Festival Start Time: 12:00pm
  • City Hall Plaza Block Party Start Time: 1:00pm
  • Boston Common Festival End Time: 6:00pm
  • City Hall Plaza Block Party End Time: 7:00pm

*Please note that there are two festival exhibitor locations, one at the Boston Common and another at City Hall Plaza. The Boston Common Festival is held 12-6pm . The City Hall Plaza is a 21+ event, which takes place 1-7pm.

Our Mission:

Empower through creating LGBTQ+ community, and a culture of respectfully reaching across differences to support and love one another.

Celebrate and honor the rich, diverse, creative, and fabulous culture of LGBTQ+ communities, and impart knowledge of LGBTQ+ history and a sense of pride among LGBTQ+ youth.

Commemorate the Stonewall riots and memorialize the queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of color (QTBIPOC) activists at the forefront of the 20th century lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, plus (LGBTQ+) movement.

Educate on the presence and impacts of oppression and advocate against oppression through disrupting and dismantling systems that cause harm to LGBTQ+ people, especially LGBTQ+ people who face multiple forms of marginalization.


In accordance with City of Boston guidelines, all Festival vendors are required to provide proof of insurance that covers any liability connected to your space and exhibit. As in years past, all vendors/exhibitors are required by the City of Boston to have an insurance certificate on file that names Boston Pride for the People, the City of Boston, and the City of Boston Parks & Recreation as additionally insured parties. Please contact your existing insurance provider to obtain this certificate of additionally insured.

The cost of your registration does not include the cost of insurance. If you are unable to obtain this certificate of insurance from your existing insurance provider, you can obtain affordable insurance coverage from from Boston Pride's insurance partner Casswood Insurance. To obtain this insurance, please visit https://www.totaleventinsurance.com/app/Customer/CustomerLogin.aspx?bid=iFeyhIyfBeo$.

There is no opt-out option for this insurance coverage.


The purpose of the Boston Pride for the People Festival is to:

  • create a community of support among LGBTQ+ individuals and families, organizations, small businesses, and ally corporations
  • uplift LGBTQ+-owned and BIPOC-owned businesses
  • advocate for the lives and humanity of LGBTQ+ people
  • celebrate the richness and complexity of LGBTQ+ community, and
  • continue to advocate for equity and inclusion for all queer people, especially those who face intersecting forms of oppression.


  • Nonprofit groups
  • Community groups
  • Small businesses that are owned by or primarily serve the LGBTQ+, POC, and/or disabled communities
  • Ally corporations who pledge to not donate or support anti-LGBTQ legislators or initiatives
  • Political organizations

Criteria for reviewing applications for the BP4TP Festival includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Providing products, services, information, and/or experience that supports the mission of
  • BP4TP and the BP4TP Festival
  • Demonstrated commitment to and support of LGBTQ+, disabled and POC communities
  • Proposed product, services or menu (quality, pricing, uniqueness)
  • Agreement to adhere to established procedures
  • Timing and order of applications received

Supporting the mission and purpose of BP4TP and the BP4TP Parade and Festival.

In order to participate in the 2024 Boston Pride for the People Parade and Festival, all organizations, affiliates, and individuals must:

  • Support the mission and purpose of the Boston Pride for the People organization and Parade
  • Abide by all Festival Rules, Terms and Conditions as outlined below
  • Acknowledge that a failure to honor the mission and purpose of the BP4TP Parade, or a failure to comply with the Rules, Terms and Conditions, could result in penalties, including exclusion from current and future events, as well as financial penalties
  • Groups determined by BP4TP to be hate groups, including those designated as such, by the Southern Poverty Law Center, will not be permitted to sponsor or participate in any BP4TP events

Eligibility. All applicants must meet category eligibility requirements as outlined above. If requested by BP4TP, applicants must provide proof that they qualify for the category applied for on their registration form. Should there be a dispute, BP4TP reserves the right to deny an application or assign your application to a different category.

Right to refuse applications. In alignment with our mission, priority will be given to community groups, nonprofits and/or businesses that are led by or center the LGBTQ+, disabled, and/or POC communities. The act of submitting an application or receiving an email acknowledgement of submitting an application is not a guarantee of space at the BP4TP Festival.

Failure to submit all required documentation and/or payment upon approval may cause your application to be rejected. BP4TP retains the right to refuse any Festival application without liability.

Payment. All applications must be submitted with payment made in full within 24 hours of applying. Any applications submitted without payment will be rejected. If your application is submitted with payment in full but is not accepted, a full refund will be sent via the original payment method within ten business days of the decision, plus any applicable bank processing time.

Status of Application. All applicants will be notified via email of approval or rejection. For approved applications, signed contract will be required within 7 days of receipt of approval. Rejected applicants will receive notification they do not have space at the Festival.

Assignment of booth space. BP4TP cannot guarantee placement in any particular location or alongside any other particular booth. Booth space location is at the sole discretion of the BP4TP. BP4TP reserves the right to reassign booth space and/or relocate booth space as necessary.


Where is it happening?

Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 50.00 to USD 2500.00

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Host or Publisher Boston Pride For The People

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