Thursday, June 10, 2021

Get Out! Capital Pride Events This Weekend and All Month Long


Capital Pride Celebration
by Peggy Robin
Too many events to post them all! Last year's Pride Month events were all virtual, and we seem to be making up lost time with more real-live events this year than anyone could attend!
Close to home is the Dupont Circle Pop-up on Saturday from 12 noon to 6 PM with more than 50 artists, craftspeople, and other vendors celebrating Pride week with their art, jewelry, handicrafts, and other wares. Support our neighborhood businesses and artists. More info at   
Also at Dupont Circle starting at noon on Saturday, June 12, it's the Pride Walk & Rally

SAT JUN 12 2021 FROM 12:00 PM TO 05:00 PM - Dupont Circle to Freedom Plaza

Gather at Dupont Circle at noon to prepare to walk, run, bike, rollerblade, stroll, etc. to Freedom Plaza. We will depart at 12:30 pm and head down P ST NW to Logan Circle. From Logan Circle we will head south on 13th ST and finish at Freedom Plaza for the Pride Rally. No motor vehicles will be permitted. If anyone is unable to meet at Dupont Circle, then please depart from your own neighborhood and make your way down to Freedom Plaza by 2:00 pm. There will be a short rally with music at Freedom Plaza as we prepare to kick-off the Pridemobile Parade at 3:00 pm.
You won't want to miss the big highlight of Pride Weekend, the Pridemobile Parade. Forget the marching bands, the disco dancers, and all those water-bottle giveaway from corporate sponsors. This parade is all about the coolest wheels. Here's the write-up posted by the Capital Pride Alliance: 
This year, the Capital Pride Alliance is excited to present for the first time the Colorful Pridemobile Parade! This unique mobile parade will feature the official Pridemobile trolley, followed by a colorful array of automobiles decorated by registered organizations and businesses, all on display for enthusiastic onlookers to enjoy. The Pridemobile Parade route will be shared with the general public prior to the event and will pass through some of the city’s most lively areas for optimum visibility, including Dupont and Logan Circles, and iconic landmarks such as the Capitol Building.
Want to participate in a way that gets you moving? You can join in the Pride Run:
PRIDE RUN: Celebrate with endorphins by joining DC Frontrunner’s Pride 5K event. The offers both virtual and in-person options: runners/walkers can get in their 5K (3.1 miles) on their own or join the Frontrunners family at the Congressional Cemetery on June 12. Registration includes a medal and discounts for Pacers and DC Brau. Sign up:  
Can't make it to any of these specific events? Here's something to see all month long:
Paint the Town Colorful -  
During the month of June, we invite you to enjoy a self-guided tour of participating Paint the Town Colorful with Pride installations. Each registered entry will be featured on our interactive Paint the Town Colorful map, so that you can explore other creations in your specific neighborhood, ward, or throughout the entire region! Participating locations will feature a QR code, making it easy to support the GivePride365 Fund. Donations can be made in any amount, and the more times you donate, the more chances you’ll have to win exciting prizes!  

View map: - scroll down the page to view the map - zoom in to see any locations up close.

You can find the Full Monty of Pride Events this month at If that chock-full-of-Pride website is too much for you to navigate, you can see a curated version of what's on over at First, here are the events listed for this weekend: And here's the DCist's easy-to-navigate guide to Pride Month in Washington:
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