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

 

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 17

LGBTQ+ Yoga  *Norfolk

March 27

Pride Night at Sage Bird Ciderworks  *Harrisonburg

April Pride Events

April 1

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

April 6

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

April 7

LGBTQ+ Brunch at Amphora in Herndon with Dulles Triangles *Herndon

April 13

Knight Hawks of VA | LGBT Life Center *Norfolk

Evening w/ Author Greg Wrenn: Mothership *Charlottesville

April 19

Miss Gay Arlington Pageant *Arlington

April 24

Pride Night at Sage Bird Ciderworks *Harrisonburg

April 26 - 28

Roanoke Pride Festival *Roanoke

May Pride Events

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Virginia

May 4

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

May 18

Equality Prince William Pride *Manassas

Pride night at Sage Bird Ciderworks *Harrisonburg

June Pride Events

June 1

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

Portsmouth Pride *Portsmouth

June 2

Loudoun Pride Festival *Sterling

Culpeper's Pride Festival *Culpeper

Newport News Pride *Newport News

June 8

Arlington Pride Festival *Arlington

Pride in the Peak *Chesapeake

June 16

Juneteenth Jubilee | Us Giving Richmond Connections *Richmond

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 25

Hampton Roads PrideFest *Norfolk

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 31

Pride Night at Sage Bird Ciderworks *Harrisonburg

 

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 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

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

 

November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance