Pride Month in DC means plenty of opportunities to celebrate the LGBTQ community. With the St. Gregory Hotel’s Glisten Pride Package, available through June, you’ll get to reap benefits like free vodka and free pool access while contributing to a worthy organization.
10 percent of the proceeds from room rentals booked through the Pride package will be donated to GLSEN, the leading education organization creating safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ youth. Guests will also receive a complimentary bottle of Grey Goose upon arrival, two tickets for rooftop pool access Thursdays-Mondays, the annual Pride issue of the Washington Blade—the city’s local LGBTQ publication—and a copy of The St. Gregory Hotel’s LGBT Pride Month Insider Guide. For some ways to celebrate Pride Month in DC, here are some of our picks for how to spend the month.
Spend a Night on the Town at Latinx Pride
One of this year’s not-to-be-missed Pride events is the Latinx Pride Celebration La Fiesta, which will be held at Town on Thursday, June 8th. This fun-filled party, with tunes by DJ El Especialista, is the perfect way to celebrate the District’s Latinx LGBTQ community.
Date: June 8, 9:00 PM
Location: Town Danceboutique
Head To The Rooftop Pool
Kick back and relax with a pair of tickets for free rooftop pool access from Thursday to Monday, courtesy of the St. Gregory Hotel’s pride special. You’ll get to splash around the pool and work on your tan while gearing up for the weekend’s nightlife events.
Hit The Nightlife Scene
Before you head out on the town, have your friends over for a round of house-made cocktails created with the free Grey Goose vodka provided to you free of charge with the Glisten Pride Package. Then, browse through the St Gregory LGBT Pride Month Insider Guide and the Washington Blade’s Pride Issue to scope out the bars, clubs, and restaurants you’ll need to visit.
Sing Along at The Capital Pride Concert
The Capital Pride Concert is always one of DC Pride’s most anticipated events, and this year is no exception. Performers this year include Miley Cyrus, Alise King, and Robert Ball, and with three stages spread out across the venue, you’ll be able to pick and choose which artists to see live. Have fun singing along to your favorite hits from these top musicians at this totally free show!
Date: June 11, 2017, 1 pm
Location: America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Ave. & 3rd ST, in front of the U.S. Capitol
Make Your Way To The Parade & March
Make sure not to miss the annual Pride Parade. The three-hour extravaganza, which marches through the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, brings together LGBTQ activists, advocates, and allies in a celebration of the community’s culture. You’ll see plenty of local businesses marching alongside international companies and expressing their commitment to LGBTQ rights.
Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 4:30 PM
Starting Location: 22nd & P Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Additionally, the following day will feature another installment of Washington, D.C.’s National Equality March for Unity and Pride. This opportunity to rally in support of the country’s LGBTQ community is a major reason why so many people come to this city during Pride Month. Come join tens of thousands of supporters fighting for the rights of all, and support this meaningful tradition.
Date: June 11, 2017
Starting Location: National Mall
Pride Month Specials At Tredici Enoteca
The St. Gregory Hotel’s onsite restaurant Tredici Enoteca will offer a number of specials during Capital Pride Weekend (June 8-11th). The restaurant will have happy hour on Thursday, June 8th, and Friday the 9th from 11am-5pm. This will be available at the bar, in the dining room, and outside on the patio. Lunch Happy Hour offer $5 beer and wine specials, as well as a selection of specialty cocktails and small bites priced at $8 each. On Saturday, June 10th and Sunday the 11th, the restaurant will host a Pride Brunch with with live entertainment. Saturday will also feature a Pride Parade Patio Pre-Party with bottomless mimosas, cocktails, and bloody marys.
Date: June 8-11, 2017
Location: The St. Gregory Hotel