Thank You For Helping To “Make MAGIC Happen!”

On behalf of everyone at the Capital Pride Alliance, and the hundreds of thousands of people who celebrated the 2016 Pride in the Nation’s Capital presented by Hilton, THANK YOU! We are very grateful for your participation, support, hard work, and dedication; you truly helped us “Make Magic Happen!”

For those who participated in the Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriott, your enthusiasm was contagious, and we believe that the great energy and liveliness your contingent brought to the Parade added to everyone’s shared magical experience. And despite the warm temperature, the weather was amazing, helping to make what many have called the best Capital Pride Parade to date!

Given the events in Orlando, we weren’t quite sure what to expect on Sunday at the Capital Pride Festival presented by Live! Casino and Concert presented by Hot 99.5. 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.

Though the traditional “Pride Month” has concluded, our work does not. It is important that we all #HavePride365 to continue to support a more just, open, safe, and supportive community, country, and world.

We will be preparing a more formal event recap over the next few weeks, as well as a survey to capture your thoughts, but we want to say thank you for your exceptional contributions to a successful and well-received celebration!

Please Save the Dates for 2017 – the Capital Pride Parade is confirmed for Saturday, June 10, and the Capital Pride Festival and Concert are confirmed for Sunday, June 11. Stay tuned for registration information as well as early-bird registration rates.

Thank you again for your support and we hope to continue our valuable partnership for many years to come!

Yours sincerely,

The Board, Staff and Volunteers of the Capital Pride Alliance