Capitol Pride is coming to D.C. this weekend and there are tons of things to do. Parties and celebrations of every kind are peppered throughout four days of rainbow flag waving. Here are some of the can’t-miss events.
Thursday June 8
Start your pride a day early with a little artistic flare. At 1pm -4pm join The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess and other LGBTQ activists help unveil the #LoveTravels Mosiac in Freedom Plaza. The large interactive art installation will allow anyone to create personalized expressions that will be among pieces created by Burgess, Laverne Cox, Jazz Jennings and more. The installation aims to shine a light on LGBTQ youth homelessness and for every work submitted sponsor Marriott International will make a donation to the True Colors Fund and Casa Ruby organizations.
Friday June 9
Join the Rainbow Resistance at Capitol Pride’s official kick off party. The Glampire Strikes Back at the Rainbow Warehouse with performances by Tiffany (I Think We’re Alone Now), Ultra Nate (Free), and CupcakKe (LGBT). Get your tickets here.
Saturday June 10
In 2017 it’s even more important to show our nation’s capitol that the LGBTQ community is here and queer so march in the Capitol Pride Parade. This year’s theme “Unapologetically Proud” is an anthem we can all get behind. Raise your rainbows from Dupont Circle to Logan Circle and show your colors.
Sunday June 11
Miley Cyrus headlines the Capitol Pride Concert on the Capitol Concert stage on Pennsylvania Avenue. Tinashe, The Pointer Sisters, and Vassy join the Wrecking Ball singer for some blow out performances that will add an exclamation point to your weekend. The fun starts at 2pm but there are festivals all day.
There’s plenty to do for Pride and if you’re lucky for a sweet exclusive deal for your weekend check out Cambria Hotels. In addition to being your Capitol Pride home base the upscale brand of Choice Hotels International is offering packages on deluxe accommodations with drink and food specials.
If you’re not sure of the best and cheapest way to get down to D.C. for pride try Liligo.com and compare prices between trains and airfare.