Virginia’s PRIDE season spans most of the year — MARCH through NOVEMBER — with so many pride events we’ve had to extend and expand our statewide calendar beyond June’s recognized Pride MonthWe have several, large-scale festivals, week-long socials, medium-sized weekend shows and smaller, day-long get-togethers.

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2023 VA State Pride Guide

Pride Event Current

March Pride Events

March 1-19

Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous | VA Stage Company *Norfolk

March 3

HR Pride Opera Night Out | Virginia Opera *Norfolk

LGBTQ+ Social | The Commentary *Arlington

March 4

LGBTQ+ Community Brunch | Freddie’s Beach Bar *Arlington

March 11

He She Ze and We 80's Dance Party *Richmond

Crescent Collective | Grand Opening *Richmond

Expressive Wellness + Arts Workshop *Fredericksburg

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center*Norfolk

Margaret Cho: Live and LIVID!  *Hampton

 St. Patrick's Dance w/ DJ O’Ryan | ParkDance Club *Roanoke

 Smartmouth Pilot House Drag Night *Virginia Beach

March 12

LGBTQ+ Walking Tour‒Downtown Roanoke *Roanoke

Crescent Collective | Self Care Fair *Richmond

Crescent Collective | Community Dance Party *Richmond

March 16

The Legend of Georgia McBride | Little Theatre VA Beach *Virginia Beach

3rd Thursday- Celebrating Women's History Month | Black Pride RVA *Richmond

March 18

LGBTQ+ Community Brunch | Freddie’s Beach Bar *Arlington

March 19

Crescent Collective | Fantasy After Party *Richmond

March 22

Queer Latinx Joy & Radical Storytelling | ODU  *Norfolk

March 24

Be True To You Kickoff! | Transfolx Hair Care & Cook Out *Portsmouth

March 25

 “This is Us!” Community Day | BE TRUE TO YOU Weekend *Portsmouth

The TRANS Ball | Portsmouth Towers Auditorium *Portsmouth

Unwind post-Trans Ball | The SPOT *Portsmouth

The Comeback | Feat. Damanda Attenshun *Lynchburg

Lexington VA LGBTQ+ Community Meeting *Lexington

Crescent Collective | Tiny Bones Yoga Class *Richmond

March 26

Broads & Basic Drag Brunch | Basic City Beer Co *Richmond

March 28

Hard Candy w/ Evah Destruction | Fallout*Richmond

March 29

PRIDE Night | Sage Bird Ciderworks *Harrisonburg

March 31

Hampton Roads Transgender Day of Visibility *Norfolk

 Transgender Day of Visibility  |  Three Monkeys *Manassas

 Stand up for Drag! | Basic City Beer Co *Richmond

 TDOV Trans Joy Event | Starr Hill Beer Hall  *Richmond

April Pride Events

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Virginia

April 1

LGBTQ+ Community Brunch | Freddie’s Beach Bar *Arlington

April 2

TDOV Art & Makers Market | Cartytown *Richmond

Sunday Funday Drag Brunch | Starr Hill Beer Hall *Richmond

Queens of Culpeper Drag Brunch | Burnt Ends BBQ *Culpeper

April 3

Youth Bowling Night  | Penny Lanes Bowl & Games *Fredericksburg

April 4

Anetra RVA: Round One | Fall Out *Richmond

April 5

Dine on DRAG! | North Cafe *Norfolk

April 7

Return of the Pyro Circus | April First Fridays *Richmond

April 8

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center  *Norfolk

 Pride Yoga Fundraiser | Lotus Lifestyle  *Fredericksburg

LGBTQ+ Community Brunch | Freddie’s Beach Bar  *Arlington

April 10

The Least Bad Drag | The Camel *Richmond

April 11

JOYLAND screening > Violet Crown 5 | Cville Pride *Charlottesville

April 14

Joseph Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat |Wohlfahrt Theatre *Wytheville

April 15

Gallery5 18th Birthday Party  *Richmond

 LGBTQ+ Community Brunch | Freddie’s Beach Bar *Arlington

 Bridgerton Ball | LGBTQIA+ Prom on the Peninsula! *Hampton

 Divas on Stage | Capital Ale House  *Richmond

 Silent Dance Party | Unlocking RVA  *Richmond

 Saturday Night Fever~Dance Party | Virginia Opera  *Richmond

 Babes of Carytown 44 th Birthday Bash  *Richmond

April 16

Lakeside Local April (BUBBLE Party) Market *Richmond

Double D’s Drag Brunch | Double D’s Pub & Grub *Virginia Beach

 Bangin' Babes Drag Brunch | South & Central Grill*Charlottesville

 April Rainbow Roll | Rollerdome Skating *Richmond

April 20

Opening of UGRC Center *Richmond

April 21

"Buyer & Cellar" performance | Cville Pride *Charlottesville

April 22

Health and Wellness Fair | URGCRichmond

Legacy Band & Jay Whit LIIVE! *Richmond

April 23

Roanoke Pride Week Kickoff Brunch *Roanoke

Spring Fever Drag Brunch & Dinner | Well Hung Vineyard *Roanoke

Drag Brunch | Beach Barracuda's *Virginia Beach

Hard Candy feat. Melissa Befierce | Fallout RVA  *Richmond

LGBTQ Paint & Sip at Pinot's Palette!  *Herndon

April 25

Soap Making with Moriamo Collection *Norfolk

April 26

Wine Wednesday > King Family Vineyards | Cville Pride *Charlottesville

April 27

Dining OUT for Life | Funding LGBTQ Life Center  *Norfolk

April 28

Miss Gay Arlington | Freddie's Beach Bar *Arlington

Brooke Lynn Hytes performing | ParkDance Club  *Roanoke

Lesbian / Sapphic Meet Up!  | Wild Hare Cidery *Fredericksburg

April 29

Dinner in the Dark Fundraiser | URGC *Roanoke

April 30

Roanoke PRIDE in the Park *Roanoke

 Ridge Room Premier Drag Brunch | TWO seatings *Roanoke

May Pride Events

May 11

Drag Bingo | Hardywood *Richmond

May 13

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center *Norfolk

May 20

Silent Dance Party | Unlocking RVA  *Richmond

May 21

Equality Prince William Pride *Manassas

DRAGstravaganza: Once Upon a Time *Richmond

Rainbow Roll for He, She, Ze and We *Richmond

May 27

Rainbow Run 5k and Messy Games Day *Fredericksburg


June Pride Events

June 1

Pride Trivia | Bold Mariner Brewing Co.*Norfolk

June 3

Suffolk Pride Festival *Suffolk

Portsmouth Pride Fest  *Portsmouth

Reston Pride *Reston

Alexandria Pride *Alexandria

Gay Days at Richmond Makers Market *Richmond

June 4

Culpeper's 1st Pride Festival  *Culpeper

Loudoun Pride Festival *Sterling

LGBTQ Youth Pride Market | Lewis Ginter *Richmond

June 5 - 11

Dine Out for Pride RVA *Richmond

June 10

PRIDE Prom in FXBG  | Water's End Brewery *Fredericksburg

Hilton Village PRIDE *Newport News

June 11

Pride in the 'Peake 2023 *Chesapeake

June 17

Daddy Issues Pride Market | Starr Hill *Richmond

Phabulous Phoebus Street Festival *Phoebus,~Hampton

June 20

Ghent Pride Party at the Palace Shops *Norfolk

June 14 - 16

Virginia Queer Film Festival (1st) *Norfolk

June 23

Fredericksburg PRIDE *Fredericksburg

Hampton Roads PrideFest *Norfolk

Arlington Pride Festival *Arlington

LOVE on TAP Pride Market | Hardywood *Richmond

Silent Dance Party | Unlocking RVA *Richmond

June 24 - 25

Out & About Festival | Wolf Trap *Vienna

July Pride Events

July 13

Opening Reception & Q-Talks | Black Pride RVA *Richmond

July 14 - 16
Black Pride RVA *Richmond
Opening Reception, Legends Ball, Community Root Awards, Day of Purpose, Block Party, After Party, Pride at the Park ~ More details to come!
July 15

Silent Dance Party | Unlocking RVA *Richmond

BLACKTOPIA Ball | Black Pride RVA *Richmond

August Pride Events

August 12

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center *Norfolk

August 25

Silent Dance Party | Unlocking RVA *Richmond

September Pride Events

September 8

PRIDE Weekend | Cape Charles KOA *Cape Charles

September 9

Winchester Pride *Winchester

Winchester Pride | After Party *Winchester

VA PRIDE's MX Pageant *Richmond

King's Dominion Pride Takeover *Doswell

September 15

PRIDE Night at Castleburg Brewery | For He She Ze & We *Richmond

September 16

Shenandoah Valley Pride Festival *Harrisonburg

Southwest Virginia Pride Fest 2023 *Vinton

Southwest Virginia Pride | After Party *Vinton

Miss Gay Fredericksburg 2023 Pageant *Fredericksburg

Scott's Addition Pride Crawl | Virginia Pride *Richmond

Pride Takeover | Veil Brewing Co. *Richmond

September 17

Cville Pride *Charlottesville

Downtown Roanoke LGBTQ History Walking Tour *Roanoke 

September 19

LGBTQ+ Happy Hour @ The Light Horse *Alexandria

September 22

After Dark Party | Ember Music Hall  *Richmond

September 23


Pride Persists Indoor Market | Fallout  *Richmond

Pride Beach Party | Godfreys  *Richmond

Fallout Frenzy * Performances + Dance Party | Fallout  *Richmond

"one in two" | Triangle Players Moss Theatre * through 10/18   *Richmond

Silent Dance Party | Unlocking RVA  *Richmond

Sweetest Sat. PRIDE Party | Babe's  *Richmond

Neon Night Party 9pm | Barcode  *Richmond

PRIDE Day / Night Performances | Papi's  *Richmond

Home-Clothing-Costume BLOW OUT! | Diversity Richmond  *Richmond

Freddie's Follies 9pm | Freddie’s Beach Bar  *Arlington

TriPride Bristol VA/TN *Johnson City, TN

September 24

NEW VENUE > Tegan & Sara│The National *Richmond

POSTPONED date TBD > Run the Rainbow 5KMount Trashmore *Virginia Beach

LGBTQ+ Ice Cream Social2334 S Meade St *Arlington

September 25

All Women's Dinner  | UMI Japanese Cuisine *Fredericksburg

September 29

Big Gay Dance Party | Väsen Brewing Co.  *Richmond


October Pride Events

October 2
October 4 - 8

RVA Fasion Week *Richmond

October 6

LGBTQ+ Social @ The Commentary *Arlington

BEAR Happy Hour │Fallout *Richmond

October 7

Staunton Pride │Gypsy Hill Park  *Staunton

National Coming Out Day│Two Twisted Posts  *Lynchburg

October 8

Miss Gay Virginia USofA Pageant  *Arlington

October 11

LGBTQ+ Happy Hour│Lost Boy Cider  *Arlington

October 14

LGBTQ+ Games NightThe Board Room  *Arlington

October 21

Hill City Pride *Lynchburg

BEAR Fall Picnic │Forest Hill Park *Richmond

October 22

Virginia PrideFest *Richmond 

October 28

GAYLOR 101: Comprehensive Queer History of Taylor Swift *Richmond


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November 3

LGBTQ+ Social @ The Commentary *Arlington

November 11

Gay Mens Chorus of Washington *Luray

November 17

Virginia Bearch Contest Weekend *Norfolk



Photo Credit: Emelyn Gwynn, @lynchburgva