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Pride Guide: What to Do in D.C. This Pride

By Kate Oczypok | June 9, 2018 | Lifestyle

Pride Month is throughout June, but Pride celebrations will be held this weekend in D.C. Get ready to celebrate all that you are, whether you identify as LGBTQ or an ally, with these events and specials around town.

What to Do

Pride Parade


Along the mile and a half route from Dupont Circle to U Street, expect to see over 200 floats, vehicles, marchers and entertainment. There will be an area for families at Stead Field and a block party next to the route with drinks and entertainment. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and typically wraps up by 7:30 p.m. Begins at 22nd and P Sts. NW, Dupont Circle, ends at 14th and R Sts. NW, U St.


In partnership with the Trevor Project, &pizza will raise money to combat anti-LGBTQ bias through their text line (which guests and employees typically use for feedback). For the month of June, you can text #1of1 to 202-839-8576 to donate to the Trevor Project. They also plan to march with the organization at the Pride Parade on Saturday. They are also offering all Pride Parade marchers a free soda at any &pizza location. Also, for the first time ever, the brand is unveiling a new limited-edition box with color instead of the typical black and white the brand has used since its inception. Adams Morgan, Barracks Row, Brookland, Chinatown, Columbia Heights, Dupont, E. St., Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, H St., K St., U St.

Capital Pride Concert


Sponsored by Hot 99.5, this free concert is always a Pride Weekend favorite. This year, expect to see Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Max, Asia O’Hara, Keri Hilson and Kim Petras. Donations are encouraged and will support the Capital Pride Alliance and LGBTQ+ partners. Pennsylvania Ave. and 3rd St. NW (in front of the Capitol)

City Tap Dupont’s New Drag Brunch

City Tap Dupont debuted their new drag brunch on June 3rd. Special shows hosted every Sunday beginning at noon will also include $15 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. There will also be a la carte brunch items like ribeye steak and eggs or crab benedicts. Reservations begin as early as 11 a.m. Also, throughout Pride Month, the Dupont and Penn Quarter locations will be selling Coney Island Brewery’s Pils for Pride for $6.50. Fifteen cents of the sale of every pint will go toward the Trevor Project. 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 105 and 901 9th St. NW



Throughout June, SoulCycle is celebrating Pride by launching a limited-edition apparel collection in partnership with CHROMAT, a swim and athleticwear company. Riders can also buy Pride packs in studio and online for 10 SoulCycle rides. For each pack bought, SoulCycle will donate five percent of the profit to The Trevor Project and gift a free ride to a Trevor Project volunteer. There will also be Pride-themed playlists and special lighting in classes. West End, 14th St., Mt. Vernon, Bethesda

Pennsylvania 6

In celebration of National Rosé day and Pride Weekend, the restaurant will sell $5 glasses of rosé Saturday and Sunday. 1350 I St. NW

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken


In honor of Pride, Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken will be featuring a special “Pride Doughnut” on their menu. The confection is a vanilla glazed doughnut with rainbow icing. Proceeds from Pride doughnut sales will go toward the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community. 1308 G St. NW

Ted’s Bulletin

Ted’s recently snapped a photo of a sneak peek of their strawberry pop tart with rainbow colored sanding sugar. The special Pride tarts are available now through Sunday June 10th. 1818 14th St. NW and 505 8th St. SE



The dessert and coffee shop will be celebrating Pride this weekend with a $2 off two iced birthday cake lattes through June 24th. Proceeds will benefit The Blade Foundation to support the LGBT community. There are also plans for face painting at the new Milk Bar Flagship at Logan Circle on Saturday mornings for kids and adults from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the patio. CityCenterDC and Logan Circle

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