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Capital Pride 2017: Event guide, maps

WASHINGTON — The 2017 Capital Pride celebration is underway in the District, and a variety of activities are scheduled.

It  began Thursday with a sold-out rooftop pool party in Navy Yard,  continues with Saturday’s parade around the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods and wraps up Sunday with a street fest and concert near the Capitol.

Related activities this weekend include Sunday morning’s Equality March.

Expect street closures in areas around the routes for both the Pride Parade and Equality March, as well as for the Street Fest.

Saturday

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: “Crack of Noon” Brunch, The Showroom (1099 14th St. NW); Tickets are still available

  • Full Brunch: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Liquid Brunch: 1–4 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Capital Pride Block Party, 15th Street NW, between P and Church streets (see map below)

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Pride Parade (see map below)

The following roads will be closed from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the D.C. police said in a statement:

  • 23rd Street Northwest between N and Q streets
  • 22nd Street  Northwest between N and Q streets
  • N Street Northwest between 21st and 23rd streets
  • Newport Street Northwest between 21st and 22nd streets
  • O Street Northwest between 21st and 22nd streets
  • Q Street Northwest between 23rd Street and Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

And for the block party, 15th Street Northwest will be closed from P to Church streets Northwest from noon until midnight.

Sunday

10 a.m.: Equality March (see map below); lineup at 9 a.m. (more information is on the march’s website)

Noon to 7 p.m.: Pride Festival (see map below); VIP tickets still available

1 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Concert, Pennsylvania Avenue and Third Street (see map below)

The following roads will be closed from 5 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Monday, according to D.C. police:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Constitution Avenue and Third Street NW
  • Third Street NW between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive NW

In addition, the following roads will be closed from 7 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Monday, according to D.C. police:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Seventh and Third streets NW
  • Third Street NW between Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive NW
  • Fourth Street NW between Madison Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Sixth Street NW between Constitution Avenue and C Street NW (allowing access to garage)
  • Constitution Avenue NW between Seventh and Third Streets NW (with access lane for Smithsonian / National Gallery employees)

For more information on Capital Pride 2017 events, visit Capital Pride’s website.


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