LGBTQ+ PRIDE is hard to miss in Virginia, with 17 community PRIDE festivals and events, statewide in 2019.
Surrounding each PRIDE event are self-designated LGBT-friendly hotels, B&Bs, cabins and campsites to stay with friends and family. Wherever you land, surrounding are shops, restaurants, distilleries, meaderies, cideries, craft breweries, wineries, outdoor adventures, attractions.
Find them all at Virginia.org/LGBT.
Check out Virginia’s 2019 PRIDE Season below and share the Virginia you LOVE with the people you LOVE
13 Hill City Pride *Lynchburg
13 – 14 Roanoke Pride
1 Reston Pride *Lake Anne
9 Pride on the Peninsula *Hampton
15 Farmville Pride
15 Shindig Pride *Martinsville
16 – 22 Hampton Roads Pridefest *Norfolk
23 Pride at the Beach *VA Beach
29 Winchester Pride
18 – 21 Black Pride RVA *Richmond
14 C’ville Pride Festival *Charlottesville
13 – 15 Petersburg Out & Proud
13 – 15 Eastern Shore Pride Festival *Cape Charles
21 Shenandoah Valley Pride *Harrisonburg
27 –29 Floyd Pride
28 VA PrideFest 2019 *Richmond
tbd NOVA Pride *Manassas
When: Sat. April 13
There was a GREAT turnout for Lynchburg’s 1st Ever PRIDE Festival held at Lynchburg Hillcats Stadium
When: Sat. June 1
Reston’s 2nd annual Pride Festival | 2 PM – 6 PM
Reston Town Center & Lake Anne Brewhouse ~ exits 289 & 234 from the Dulles Toll Road
Free & family friendly ~ Featuring performers, 35+ exhibitor booths, local food and great music.
When: Sat. June 9
City of Hampton’s 5th PRIDE party | 6 PM – 8 PM
Carousel Park in Downtown Hampton
Complimentary food & libations + free rides on the historic Hampton Carousel. Later, hop aboard the Miss Hampton II for the Second annual Drag Down the River Boat Cruise.
When: Sun. June 16 – Sat. June 22
Reston’s 2nd annual Pride Festival |* times vary
Reston Town Center ~ exits 289 & 234 from the Dulles Toll Road
Free & family friendly ~ Hampton Roads Pride 2019 is a series of special events that celebrate the Hampton Roads LGBT and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equality of all people. The events culminate with the Pride Block Party on Friday night and with PrideFest on Saturday.
When: Sun. June 23
First time event | 2 PM – 7 PM
Neptune’s Park, Virginia Beach
Free and open to all ~ 21+ to drink | A luxury, VIP, lounge experience with white linens and fabrics, couches, lounge beds, and exciting DJ Music at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! Entertainment by TEZRAH and more!
◊ White beachwear strongly encouraged! Stand with Hampton Roads Pride and Visit Virginia Beach at Neptune’s Park!
When: Sat. June 29
Winchester‘s 2nd annual Pride Festival | 12 PM – 5 PM
Harrisonburg Town Square ~ Local vendors, food, bevs, music and Drag entertainers,
◊ Fri 5/25 ~ crowning the 2019 New Miss Winchester Pride that will be crowned on Saturday May 25th at the Bright Box. Hosted by DJ Skyhigh supplying the best beats!
◊ Sat 6/29 ~ Local vendors, food, bevs and Drag entertainers in Harrisonburg Town Square
It is up to all of you to make this Walking Parade a success!!! Be creative! Be colorful! And be larger than life! …
When: Fri. July 18 – Sun. July 21 »
Richmond‘s 2nd annual Black PRIDE Festival | * times vary
~ Free + family and pet friendly; Multiple events; times vary
◊ Thr 7/18 ~ Pre-event Party & Drag performances, great food, and fun
◊ Fri 7/19 ~ Dinner & Drag Show (7:00 pm) music & Drag performances, great food, and fun at Godfrey’s
◊ Sat 7/20 ~ “Day of Purpose” Pride event (9:30 am – 4:00 pm) will be held at Diversity Richmond
~ Official Black Pride After Party (9:00 pm – 1:00 am) at the historic Hippodrome
◊ Sun 7/20 ~ Closing Worship Service (11:00 am) at the Third Street Bethel AME (614 N. 3rd St.).
BLACK PRIDE RVA 2019 is fast approaching….. WILL YOU BE THERE ??
When: Sat. Sept. 21
PRIDE festival | 12 PM – 6 PM
Harrisonburg Town Square ~ Downtown
Free & family friendly ~ The Shenandoah Valley is full of wonderful people who are proud of who they are whether it be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender. Join us for local food, music, artist & craft vendors, and the best of local and visiting, celebrity music and Drag entertainers. In the heart of the l Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop.
We still have some T-Shirts left but they’re selling out fast! Grab one while you still can!! http://www.shenandoahvalleypride.org/tshirts.html
When: Sat. Sept. 14
Charlottesville’s 8th annual Pride Festival | tbd
Sprint Pavilion on the Downtown Mall
Free, family-friendly, children’s area, beer and wine garden, food trucks; vendors representing businesses and organizations with resources, special offers, and interactive activities; Pride merchandise; music, dance, and drag entertainment
When: Fri. Sept. 13 – Sun. Sept. 15
Petersburg’s 3rd annual PRIDE Festival | * times vary
Historic Downtown Petersburg at DJ’s Rajun Cajun & Steakhouse
Free & family friendly ~
◊ Fri 9/13 ~ Pre-PRIDE festival event
◊ Sat 9/14 ~ Petersburg Out & PROUD festival
◊ Sun 9/15 ~ Pride Drag Brunch at Wabi Sabi
When: Fri. Sept. 13 – Sun. Sept. 15
The Eastern Shore’s 2nd Pride! | * Main Festival Saturday
At the newly renovated Chesapeake Bay KOA Campground & Resort and Jackspot Deck just south of Cape Charles
~ Free + family and pet friendly
◊ Fri 9/13 ~ S’mores on the beach + arts, crafts and family pick-up game
◊ Sat 9/14 ~ Sidewalk Chalk Competition & “Golf Card Pride Parade” + DJ Dance Party
◊ Sun 9/15 ~ DRAG brunch at the Jackspot Deck with Host Chicki Parm
When: Sat. Sept. 28
Richmond’s Pride Festival | 11 PM – 9 PM
Brown’s Island in Downtown Richmond
Free, family-friendly day of festivities feature a variety of vendors, local eats, activities and entertainment for a day of fun in the sun!
When: Fri. Sept. 27 – Sunday, Sept. 29
Floyd’s 6th annual Pride festival | * times vary
Downtown Floyd & Floyd Farmer’s Market
Fri 9/27 Cast-iron Cornbread Country Drag at Blue Ridge Café
Sat 9/28 Rebel Pride & music at the Farmers Market, downtown Floyd
Sun 9/29 Opera, multimedia art & dance at The June Bug Center