Those of you traveling to Washington, DC this June can do yourselves a favor and take some time to join the massive Pride Celebration that takes place here. A series of events and celebrations will run from May 31st through June 9th, and among them will be celebrations and meaningful conversations. Here’s our essential guide for Capital Pride 2019, with all the events you need on your radar.
The start of Capital Pride Celebration weekend will surely be a night to remember with the annual Rooftop Rally. Those who come join the party will get to enjoy appetizers, cocktails, live DJs and VIP opportunities. This vibrant event is produced by Capital Pride volunteers, advocates, donors, and Capital Pride Alliance supporters.
The Capital Pride Opening Party is one of the most talked about social events every spring and summer in Washington, DC. There’s always a concept that inspires the fashion of most attendees, giving true spirit to the party. The theme of the 2019 Pride Festival is “shhHOUT: Past, Present, & Proud.” We look forward to seeing the outfits that guests create to interpret this relevant and creative concept!
The Capital Pride Opening Party will take place a twenty-five minute ride from The St. Gregory Hotel at Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE from 9pm-3:30am.
There’s going to be a lot to enjoy and observed on June 8th in Washington, DC. The series of festivities will begin with the annual Pride Brunch, which will feature gourmet cuisine accompanied by complimentary mimosas and vodka drinks. After hitting some brunch tastings, guests can enjoy presentations from special guests like the Pride Parade grand marshals, and Pride 2019 Honorees.
The Pride Brunch will take place less than a mile from The St. Gregory Hotel at the Human Rights Campaign offices at 1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW from 11:30am-2:30pm.
As a central event of Capital Pride, the Parade gathers thousands of DC’s LGBTQ+ community as well as visitors from out of town for a celebratory march through the historic neighborhoods of Dupont Circle and Logan Circle. The parade will consist of over 200 floats and marching groups organized by participating organizations.
Those taking the DC Metro can find the parade’s start at the Red Line stop of Dupont Circle, and the end of the parade at the Green line stop of U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo-13th St. Exit. The parade will run from 4:30pm-8pm.
The third annual Pride Block Party will absolutely be the place to go after the vibrant Capital Pride Parade. Taking place in in Dupont Circle, the outdoor fiesta will run from the afternoon into the evening with live entertainment, locally crafted dishes, cocktails, and a whole lot more. The Capital Pride Block party will be free of charge, with encouraged donations to the Capital Pride Alliance and LGBTQ+ organizations.
The Capital Pride Block party takes place at 15th and P streets NW in Dupont Circle from 4pm-10pm.
Following the marathon of events the day before, June 9th will keep the party going with The Capital Pride Festival. Taking place on Pennsylvania Avenue, this event will feature live entertainment, food from local chefs and restaurants, educational events, and more. Performing arts acts will entertain from across three stages, and there will be over 300 community and social exhibitors.
The Capital Pride Festival will take place at Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street NW from 12pm-10pm.
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