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Friday, July 19, 2024

Celebrate DC Pride All Weekend

The Capital Pride Alliance invites the LGBTQ+ community and allies to celebrate pride all weekend long with fun events, concerts and activities for everyone.

The Parade

The historic Capital Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. This year’s event will honor the history and acknowledge the evolution of the LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in the District.

The 1.5 mile route will begin on 15th St. NW and finish at the intersection of P St. NW at 21st St. NW.

There will be a dedicated accessibility zone at the beginning of the route, in front of the announcement stand, to accommodate individuals with wheelchairs and in need of ASL. A reservation is required to guarantee your space and you can register for accessible seating here.

The 2023 Capital Pride Parade Route. Photo: Capital Pride Alliance.

Pride Festival 

Enjoy music, food and fun all day long at the Pride Festival. Local vendors, food trucks, restaurants and entertainment will fill the closed streets. Several beverage gardens will also be open for those ages 21 and over.

The Block Party, located between P & Q intersecting with 17th St. NW, will take place from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Capital Pride Concert 

Three stages will feature local and international entertainers and showcase LGBTQ+ talent. The Capitol Concert Stage (located at Pennsylvania Ave at 3rd St. NW) will feature Idina Menzel, Hayley Kiyoko, DJ TWiN, Debbie Gibson and more from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Monument Stage (located at Constitution Ave and 6th St. NW) will feature Ari Voxx, Robert Bannon, Capital Funk, Axl Luke and more from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Dupont Stage (located within the Dupont Beverage Garden) will feature DJ Zemi, Sean Morris, DJ Bxtr, The Barber Streisand and DJ Eletrox from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. You must be 21 years or older to attend the concert at The Dupont Stage.

A dance party hosted by DJ Tracy Young will kick off at 8:30 p.m. at the Capitol Concert Stage. All are welcome to attend.

All concerts and events are free and open to the public. You can purchase VIP and pit passes here.

Visit capitalpride.org to learn more about this weekend’s event and the Capital Pride Alliance.

Sarah Payne is a reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at sarahp@hillrag.com.

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