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Capital Pride Celebration

Past, Present & Proud

The Capital Pride Celebration every June, one of the largest events held in Washington, D.C., includes a parade, festival and concert. More than a week of events range from poetry slams to dance parties.

Festivities culminate with the Pride Festival and Concert. Enjoy a full day of entertainment on three stages from national and local talent, and visit exhibitors and local organizations and businesses looking to promote their products and services. It's free to attend.

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Discover the history and significance behind the festival.

Parade Credit Ted Eytan

Learn about spectator activities along the parade route.

Concert Credit Ted Eytan

Enjoy entertainment from three stages.

Pride Festival Credit Ted Eytan

Visit 300 exhibitors including local community groups and food vendors.