Capital Pride Alliance Announces Dates for Annual Pride Celebration in the Nation’s Capital

Washington DC, February 15, 2022……. The Capital Pride Alliance (CPA) is excited to announce that the Capital Pride 2022 Celebration will take place from June 3 through June 12. “We are very hopeful for the future, as we plan for the return of this year’s large-scale Pride Celebration, in addition to the 50th anniversary Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital in 2025,” said Ryan Bos, CPA Executive Director. “After two years without a Parade and Festival, our community is yearning for a sense of celebration, unity, and, quite simply, normalcy.” This year marks Capital Pride’s 47th anniversary in Washington, DC.

The Parade and Block Party will be held on June 11, followed by the Festival and Concert on June 12. “We’re excited to soon unveil the plans for this year’s celebration that we had originally hoped to implement in 2020,” noted Tiffany Royster, CPA’s Celebration Chair. “A new, streamlined Parade route will reflect the evolving footprint of our growing community, all while providing better vantage points, increased health and safety measures, and ample space for a community Block Party,” Royster said. The large-scale Festival and Concert will remain in its traditional location along Pennsylvania Avenue, near the U.S. Capitol Building. Registration is now officially open for organizations, businesses, and food vendors that wish to participate in the festivities, and the Capital Pride Alliance is already receiving great interest throughout the region.

“CPA relies on the generosity of our community and stakeholders to remain strong and resilient and help keep the legacy of Pride alive for years to come. It’s critical, now more than ever for our community to lend a hand during these difficult times, so that these events can continue in our region.” said Ashley Smith, CPA Board President. “Whether you volunteer, donate, purchase items from our online Pride365Shop, or sign up to participate in one of our events, your support will help us continue to bring visibility to our LGBTQ+ community, all while providing much needed economic opportunities to our local artists, business owners, and community groups,” Smith noted.

The Pride Reveal will be scheduled for early March, where CPA will announce details about the new Parade route and other exciting events during the Pride Celebration, as well as spotlight events and activities by our Pride365 partner organizations.

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The Capital Pride Alliance (CPA), located in Washington, DC, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ community all year long, through educational programs, major events, fundraising, outreach and advocacy, providing platforms for visibility, and supporting the work of our many community organizations and local businesses.

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