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Honor DC’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community with concerts, parties, parades, food and dancing during the Capital Pride Celebration throughout June.
One of the largest events in Washington, DC, the Capital Pride Celebration held each June honors the spirit of inclusivity, acceptance and equality in the nation’s capital. Celebrating the region’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community all month long, it features a series of events, including Arlington Pride, that demonstrates the creativity, resilience and joyful expression of the participants.
Join the LGBTQ+ community on America’s Mainstreet, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, for the Capital Pride Festival, one of the largest annual events in the national capital region. Enjoy a full day of entertainment on three stages from international headliners to local and regional LGBTQ+ talent during the Capital Pride Concert. Satisfy your taste buds and quench your thirst in two food courts and three beverage gardens. Engage with more than 300 exhibitors from social, business, sports, educational, government and faith-based organizations. And bring your children to the family-friendly zone in Stead Park for face painting, balloon art, games and other fun family activities.
March in the 1.5-mile Capital Pride Parade that honors LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Cool off after the parade with sipping, splashing, music and light appetizers at the Trans Pride Pool Party hosted by DC’s VIDA Fitness and Penthouse Pool Club.
Wear out your dancing shoes to vibes from local DJs and performers at the Capital Pride Block Party along historic 17th Street and at ReMix!, featuring four unique dance floors at City Winery.
Applaud the Capital Pride Honors recipients, those outstanding individuals, leaders and activists who have tirelessly contributed to advocacy, outreach, education and programming important to the LGBTQ+ community.
Let your voice be heard at the annual OUT Spoken: A Night of Queer Expression event, which welcomes professional spoken-word performers as well as open-mic rookies at Busboys and Poets, a DC restaurant.
You can stay in Arlington just minutes from the Pride activities and enjoy hotel rates that average 20 percent less than those in downtown Washington, DC.
Photos courtesy Ted Eytan/CapitalPride.org.