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Guide to WorldPride 2025

WorldPride comes to Washington, DC from May 23 to June 8, 2025!

The year 2025 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride in Washington, DC and we're celebrating by making it an all-out international experience. Join the momentous celebrations as the nation’s capital is painted with pride, featuring a variety of events to inspire, empower and connect the international LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Check out some of the highlights below.


Need some inspiration for a place to stay in between events? Washington, DC is filled with a multitude of hotels to fit your needs. Whether you are looking for that specialty boutique hotel or booking at your favorite hotel brand, Washington, DC's booking engine has it all. Visit the official WorldPride 2025 website to sign up for email updates


WorldPride Opening Ceremony - May 30, 2025

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WorldPride DC 2025 will be inaugurated in yet-to-be-announced sports arena. The celebration will begin with a formal land acknowledgment, followed by a captivating performance by local tribal leaders. The occasion also marks the beginning of the Capital Cup and WorldPride Sports Festival. What to expect: opening remarks, a flag-raising ceremony by key dignitaries including the Mayor, food and drink, an interactive light display and a live concert.


Sports Festival - May 30 – June 4, 2025

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Kickstart the festivities with the Capital Cup, a multi-day sports festival organized by Team DC, the city’s network of LGBTQ+ sports teams and leagues. Expected sports include dodgeball, pickleball, rugby, volleyball and even the IGLA Swimming Championship 2025.


WorldPride Music Festival - Global Dance Party - June 6-7, 2025

Capital Pride Festival

For the first time ever, the grandest LGBTQ+ celebration arrives in DC to mark the 50th anniversary of Capital Pride. The two-day music festival features three stages of diverse, incredible talent and cutting-edge art across genres like house, pop, drag, and techno. Prepare for the ultimate global dance party organized by Jake Resnicow's Dreamland and produced by Insomniac Events and Club Glow, the team behind the historic 2019 WorldPride event in NYC. 


WorldPride Parade - June 7, 2025

Experience the WorldPride Parade as decorative floats, festive groups and diverse displays make their way down Constitution Avenue. Spanning nearly 20 blocks, celebrate the LGBTQ+ community as the monumental backdrop of the nation's capital is decked out with pops of color and vibrant fanfare.


WorldPride Festival - June 7-8, 2025

The Capital Pride Festival and Concert, already one of the largest LGBTQ+ events globally, will expand to two days during WorldPride Weekend. The expansive National Mall will host hundreds of thousands of attendees to enjoy exhibits, food and drink gardens, games and performances featuring local acts and national headliners.


WorldPride Closing Concert and Ceremony - June 8, 2025

WorldPride Concert

Wrap up the festivities with an epic closing ceremony on the National Mall. The evening will be marked by performances, a montage of the week’s past events and an interactive art installation for attendees to leave their mark. Plus, witness the passing of the torch to the next WorldPride host destination, complete with performances by international acts in front of the U.S. Capitol.


Stay tuned as more information becomes available and start planning your trip today

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