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.

As you make your event and travel plans, use our statewide list of self-designated LGBT-friendly lodging, dining, shops, craft beverages, outdoors and attractions found at Virginia.org/LGBT. And, Virginians are finding and sharing more of our Queer history, statewide.

Don’t forget to wear your Virginia is for Lovers Pride Gear!

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Visit Virginia.org/LGBT for more local events and trip ideas

2024 VA State Pride Guide

Pride Event Current

February LGBTQ+

February 27

JD Doyle - Queer Music History | VA Queer Film Festival Series​  * Norfolk

February 29

Black Rainbow Love | VA Queer Film Festival Series  * Norfolk

 

March Pride Events

March 2

LGBTQ+ Mixer for June History Exhibit │Fredericksburg Area Museum * Fredericksburg

LGBTQ+ Community Brunch | Freddie’s Beach Bar Arlington

March 16

VA Bear Toga Party | MJ's Tavern  Norfolk

March 17

LGBTQ+ Yoga Norfolk

March 23

TRUE COLORS 80's Dance Party │ HeShe Ze & We * Richmond

March 27

Pride Night at Sage Bird Ciderworks  * Harrisonburg

March 29

Transgender Day of Rememberance  * Norfolk

Piedmont Pride Drag Show │ Buchanon Hall * Upperville

April Pride Events

April 1

LGBTQ+ Community Brunch | Freddie’s Beach Bar Arlington

Red Lights & Civil Rights: LGBT History of Hampton * Hampton

April 5 - 7

HOKIE & PROUD Weekend * Blacksburg

PRIDE Night | Norfolk Admirals * Norfolk

HOKIE & PROUD Happy Hour + Queer Trivia | Eastern Divide Brew Co. * Blacksburg

April 6

LGBTQ+ Mixer for June History Exhibit │Fredericksburg Area Museum * Fredericksburg

Movie Night at ALAMO│Loudoun Pride * Loudoun

April 7

AIRSWIMMING │ Triangle Players * Richmond

April 10

LGBTQ+ Brunch at Amphora in Herndon with Dulles Triangles Herndon

April 11

Angela Harvey "Black Rainbow Love" Film | VA Queer Film Festival Series​  * Norfolk

April 13

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center * Norfolk

Queeraoke Takeover │ C'ville Out & About  * Charlottesville

Sweeny Todd │ VA Arts Festival * Norfolk

Yoga & Serenity│Loudoun Pride * Loudoun

April 14

LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour │ SWVA LGBTQ History Project * Roanoke

BIG GAY Market │ Diversity Richmond * Richmond

April 16

Monthly Game Night │ C'ville Out & About  * Charlottesville

Brews & Bingo│Loudoun Pride * Loudoun

April 18 - 21

Virginia International Tattoo │ VA Arts Festival * Norfolk

April 19

Miss Gay Arlington Pageant Arlington

Fireflies & Cocktails│ C'ville Out & About  * Charlottesville

Two Twisted Posts Wine Date Night│Loudoun Pride * Loudoun

April 20

CARNIVALE│ C'ville Out & About  * Charlottesville

Community Care Night │ Here Queer  * Richmond

April 24

Pride Night at Sage Bird CiderworksHarrisonburg

PRIDE Night at Breakzone │ Va Tech Pride Center  * Blacksburg

April 25

Dining OUT for LIfe │ Hampton Roads  * Norfolk

April 26

Gear Night │ C'ville Out & About  * Charlottesville

Honky Tonk Queer-oke │ Star Hill Brewery  * Richmond

April 26 - 28

Roanoke Pride Festival * Roanoke

April 27

Unity Alliance Lavender Ball │ Hampden Sydney  * Farmville

April 28

Drag Night at Casey's │ FXBG Pride  * Fredericksburg

May Pride Events

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Virginia

May 1

Trailblazing Women of County │ VA Arts Festival * Norfolk

May 2

Hampton Roads Pride Reveal 2024 * Norfolk

May 3

Bar Crawl │ Make Roanoke Queer Again * Roanoke

May 4

LGBTQ+ Mixer for June History Exhibit │Fredericksburg Area Museum * Fredericksburg

SWVA Pride Spring Yard Sale * Vinton

Sweat & Slay│Loudoun Pride * Loudoun

May 7

Brandy Clark │ VA Arts Festival * Norfolk

May 18

Equality Prince William Pride * Manassas

Pride night at Sage Bird Ciderworks * Harrisonburg

Family Craft Night│Loudoun Pride * Loudoun

"𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗘𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧" (play)│Generic Theatre * Norfolk

May 24

Glow & Axe Throw│Loudoun Pride * Loudoun

May 25

Painting the Rainbow (Crosswalk)│MJ's Tavern * Norfolk

HRPRide Brew Tour Launch Party│Elation Brewery * Norfolk

May 27

NOVA Pride Prom│Loudoun Pride * Falls Church

 

June Pride Events

* June 1 - 30  LGBTQ+ History Exhibit │Fredericksburg Area Museum * Fredericksburg

June 1

Unity & More in 24' │Pulaski Pride *Pulaski

Portsmouth Pride *Portsmouth

Reston Pride * Reston

Proclamation & Flag Raising w/ MayorWarrenton

Loudoun PrideLoudoun

PRIDE Kick Off | MJ's Tavern  Norfolk

PRIDE Month Kickoff Kiki | Starr Hill  * Richmond

FXBG LGBTQ+ Mixer | FXBG Area Museum  * Fredericksburg

June 1 - 2

Scott's Addition Pride  * Richmond

June 2

Loudoun Pride Festival  *Sterling

Culpeper's Pride Festival Culpeper

Newport News Pride Festival Newport News

SWVA Pride Cookout & Social * Vinton

Recovery Pridefest | Diversity Richmond  * Richmond

Dining w/ Divas Drag Brunch | Bar West  * Richmond

June 3 - 9

Dine OUT for Pride  * Richmond

June 7

LGBTQ+ Wine Makers Tasting Alexandria

Pride Night at the Diamond Baseball  * Richmond

June 8

Arlington Pride Festival Arlington

Love on Tap | Hardywood  * Richmond

June 9

Pride in the Peak  * Chesapeake

June 13

Pridos After Five | Lewis Ginter  * Richmond

June 15

Second Chance Adult Prom "We Are Family" | Bristol Hotel

Juneteenth Freedom Day​ | Festival Park  * Portsmouth

Pride Party - DJ, Drag & Dancing | Two Twisted Posts * Purcellville

June 16

Juneteenth Jubilee | Us Giving Richmond Connections * Richmond

Rainbow Roll Skating  * Richmond

June 17

Ghent Pride Gives Back | Palace Shops & Station Norfolk

June 18

Queer Community Picnick / Wasena Park Brick Shelter  * Roanoke

June 21 - 23

6/21 Block Party │ Hampton Roads PrideFest Norfolk

6/22 Block Party │ Hampton Roads PrideFest & Boat Parade Norfolk

6/23 Pride at the Beach │ Hampton Roads PrideFest Virginia Beach

June 21

Pride Night Fireworks Game | Fredericksburg Nationals * Fredericksburg

Pride at the Market  * Richmond

Pride Night │ After Party  * Richmond

June 22

OUT & ABOUT │ Wolf Trap  * Vienna

Alexandria Pride Bar Crawl * Alexandria

VA Beach Pride Bar Crawl Virginia Beach

Pride Night │ Richmond Kickers Soccer  * Richmond

June 23

Lewis Ginter Celebrates Families  * Richmond

June 29

FXBG Pride Festival * Fredericksburg

LGBTQ+ Book Club Meet Up Virginia Beach

June 30

Suffolk Pride Festival Suffolk

VA Pride Pageant  * Richmond

 

July Pride Events

July 13

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center * Norfolk

July 19 - 21

Black Pride RVA Celebration * Richmond

July 25

Kinky Boots | VA Beach Little Theatre Virginia Beach

July 27

SWVA Spaghetti Dinner & Auction * Vinton

July 31

Pride Night at Sage Bird Ciderworks * Harrisonburg

 

August Pride Events

August 2

Twin Oaks Queer Gathering  * Louisa

August 12

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center * Norfolk

August 25

Silent Dance Party | Unlocking RVA * Richmond

August 31

SWVA PRIDE Pageant * Vinton

September Pride Events

September 14

VA Witches Pride Fredericksburg

September 21

Shenandoah Valley Pride Festival * Harrisonburg

September 25

Pride Night at Sage Bird Ciderworks Harrisonburg

October Pride Events

October 11

National Coming Out Day

October 12

Color Appalachia With PRIDE * Bristol

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center  *Norfolk

Southwest Virginia Pride Fest * Vinton

Teal Blue box with the word November centered inside, with a LGBTQ+ Progress heart on the right side

 

November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance