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Register for the Drag Race... Space is limited
If you are interested in running in the High Heel Drag Race, please register now. Participants are required to wear a costume and required to be wearing heels to run during the race.
We will only have 15 runners this year due to safety concerns. The drag queens will be there cheering everyone on as well of course!
We will not be accepting registration the day of the event due to security and planning requirements.
We have some great prizes for our race winners and as always,
we'll have tons of fun at the After Race Party at the Logan Inn!
After Burn Party!
Join us at the Logan Inn for our annual After Burn Party at 7pm - 10pm
FREE Admission. Lots of fun, drink specials, cash bar, and meet the Drag Queens and race winers...
2016 Annual NHC High Heel Drag Race
New Hope Celebrates is proud to present this year’s Annual High Heel Drag Race & After Burn Party at
The Logan Inn.
Event Date: Sunday October 23rd
Rain Date: Sunday October 30th
The High Heel Race is an all-inclusive event, which represents our communities’ diverse and accepting culture. Everyone in the race, male and female participants alike will wear high heels as they each carry a two dimensional birdcage up the hill where they will decorate it and return down Mechanic Street in New Hope, PA.
Be a participant or a cheerleader in the crowd - it’s always a great time. Our annual T-shirt and other collectible race memorabilia will be available for purchase at the event with Items ranging from $2 - $20 dollars, There will also be a lively DJ, 50/50 raffle and prizes for the race contestants. All proceeds benefit New Hope Celebrates (NHC), a local non-profit organization focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities, educational activities, and cultural events.
This year the NHC team has really stepped up to continue one of New Hope's most popular and fun filled fall events which heralds in the Halloween celebration. Thanks to the efforts of Elisa Fusco, Chrissy Mertz, Gordon Pulaski and Armando Martinez along with the NHC board for their trust and support.
We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with The Logan Inn who will play host to our first ever High Heel “After Burn Party” from 6:30 – 9:00pm (directly after the race) This is a FREE event open to the public and will feature lite fare, cash bar – with autumn drink specials by our sponsor SMIRNOFF Sourced - fireside S’mores and an outdoor movie – hint it has to do with birdcages!
The competition will be fierce and feature a grand entrance by our grand marshal, Lady Nutella, our emcee for the evening, Miss Pumpkin and a performance by the legendary Carl Max as Whitney Houston, plus other local favorites. Join the many local guests and visitors including several of your favorite Drag Queens.
Mechanic Street will be closed from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm with the race taking place at 5:00 pm. Guests are encouraged to visit our NHC supporters located on Mechanic Street: Karla’s, Zoubi, Nectar, and Blue Moose – and don’t forget our “After Burn Party” at the Logan Inn.
Don’t miss this special fun-filled fall event. Meet our race winners, hang with your favorite Drag Queens and get your photo by our Giant High Heel. Donations accepted and benefit NHC and the work that they do.
A big shout out to our friends on W. Mechanic Street. Please be sure to visit the unique shops & restaurants.
Last Years Event - October 2015
We would like to thank all the participants and the great folks that attended this years High Heal Drag Race! With a record turnout we guesstimated 700+ and thank you to everyone who came out to the High Heel Drag Race we raised over $1,000 for New Hope Celebrates!
A special thank you to all the wonderful drag queens that donated their time and talent, our on the street volunteers (wearing orange shirts), our mayor, the new hope police, and all the merchants and restaurants of Mechanic St.
2015 New Hope High Heel Drag Race
2010 New Hope High Heel Drag Race