Join us on the historic Pennsylvania Avenue for the 42nd Annual Pride Festival in the Nation’s Capital presented by Live! Casino & Hotel. Come for a day full of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. The festival is open to everyone, and there is no fee for entry; however donations are very much encouraged and appreciated! The Festival is family-friendly. Due to large crowds and very hot asphalt, we recommend that pets stay at home. The Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent and will host 300 exhibitors including local and community groups, national sponsors, local businesses, food vendors, restaurants, and businesses looking to promote their services to our community.
Given the events at Pulse in Orlando in 2016, we weren’t quite sure what to expect on Sunday at the Capital Pride Festival & Concert. What we found was a community that wanted to be together more than ever. This desire to share in Pride fueled a day that became more necessary than ever. 2017 will be no different. We will assemble to remember, celebrate and fight on to ensure our communities are safe and for human rights and social justice.
Date: Sunday June, 11, 2017
Festival Exhibit Hours: 12pm – 7pm
Capitol Beverage Garden Hours: 1pm-10pm | Stage Hours: 2pm – 10pm
Monument Beverage Garden Hours: 12pm-7pm | Stage Hours: 1pm-7pm
Dupont Beverage Garden Hours: 12pm-7pm | Stage Hours: 12pm-7pm
Location: Pennsylvania Ave., NW, between 3rd and 7th Sts., NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Green (Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter)
Exhibitor Booth Registration: Click here to register.
*Attendees should not bring bags/backpacks. Bags/backpacks will be subject to search.
*Free to the public, but donations are encouraged. Tickets are required for the “Pit” by the stage (“Pit Passes”) as well as the VIP beverage garden and viewing area. Please note there are a limited number of tickets available for each of these areas.
VIP Festival Experience
Enjoy the Festival Concert with these added bonuses:
- Access to Pride Concert, Capitol Stage Pit
- Access to Pride Concert, Capitol Stage VIP area
- VIP Area includes:
- Private bar and restroom
- Complimentary beer and wine
- Half off spirits
- Complimentary light fare (soft pretzels and popcorn)
- View of backstage
Limited Availability. No refunds or exchanges. Proceeds benefit Capital Pride Alliance.
Purchase VIP Festival Experience Here
Pride Concert Pit Pass (Beverage Garden)*
Enjoy the entertainment upfront at the Pride Concert Capitol Stage Pit. This Pit Pass gives you access to the Pit on the south/right side of the Capitol Stage, next to the Capitol Beverage Garden.
Entrance to the Pit is through the Capitol Beverage Garden, or the south side entrance (right side of the beverage garden).
* You must be 21 years or older to use this Pit Pass. Limited Availability. No refunds or exchanges. Proceeds benefit Capital Pride Alliance.
Purchase Pride Concert Pit Pass & Beverage Garden – SOLD OUT
Pride Concert Pit Pass (All Ages)*
Enjoy the entertainment upfront at the Pride Concert Capitol Stage Pit. This Pit Pass gives you access to the Pit on the north/left side of the Capitol Stage.
Entrance to the Pit is on the north/left side of the Capitol Stage and Pennsylvania Ave.
* This Pit is available to individuals of all ages. No Alcohol Permitted. Limited Availability. No refunds or exchanges. Proceeds benefit Capital Pride Alliance.
Purchase Pride Concert Pit Pass (All Ages) – SOLD OUT