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Capital Pride Events That You Don’t Want to Miss This June in Washington, DC

Celebrate Washington, DC’s LGBTQ+ community with an array of can't-miss events

The Capital Pride Alliance serves DC’s LGBTQ+ community through entertainment, community outreach and diversity celebrations. Each year, the nonprofit organization curates Capital Pride, which features a popular collection of events from June 2-11. We've detailed a selection of standouts below. You can learn more about getting involved with Capital Pride, and make sure to follow them on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


Pride Honors

Capital Pride Alliance

The Capital Pride Alliance honors outstanding leaders and activists in the National Capital Region who have furthered causes important to the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Honors will collectively celebrate honorees who tirelessly contribute to advocacy, outreach, education and programming. Additional information can be found on the event website.


The Capital Pride Official Opening Party

Local, national and world-famous queer performance artists, including the incomparable Symone, will take to Echostage to officially open Pride festivities. Single event tickets and Combo Passes are available and get yours quickly, as the evening will draw a large crowd. The show is for ages 18 and over.


Pride Block Party

The Pride Block Party returns for 2023. Expect entertainment, plenty of food and beverages (including local vendors, food trucks and restaurants along 17th Street) and good vibes all around ahead of the parade later in the day. There will also be a beer garden for those ages 21 and over to refresh and watch performers on the Block Party Stage.


Pride Parade - June 10

Capital Pride Alliance

Join the LGBTQ+ community for the return of the historic Capital Pride Parade, proudly presented by Marriott International. A route through Logan Circle and Dupont Circle neighborhoods will honor DC's LGBTQ+ history and community and reflect the importance of taking to the streets in the fight for equality. Visit Capital Pride's website for ticket information.


Pride Festival - June 11

America's Mainstreet, the historic Pennsylvania Avenue, becomes Capital Pride Central during this epic festival that lets DC's LGBTQ+ community truly shine. You can enjoy entertainment across three stages, food, beverages and a chance to meet with more than 300 exhibitors, including local and national advocacy groups. The Pride Festival is free and open to the public.

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