Living in color: Guide to DC Pride

June is here, and that means it’s time for the annual Capital Pride Celebration.

There’s a full spectrum of events lined up, with a little something for everyone. Whether it’s rooftop parties or drag brunch, baseball games or concerts, see where you can step out and show your pride this weekend.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Parade goers during Brighton Pride 2018 on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Capital Pride Brunch Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.
Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW Cost: $55 Description: Enjoy Pride Brunch at this lively annual gathering on Parade Day! With delicious gourmet brunch tasting stations and complimentary Heineken, Barefoot Mimosa Bar and Tito’s cocktails/Bloody Mary’s, attendees will dine and hobnob with the Pride Parade grand marshals, Pride 2019 Honorees, and other surprise special guests. 21+ (Getty Images/Tristan Fewings)   (Getty Images/Tristan Fewings)
Rainbow pancakes, served in pile on plate
Nellie’s drag brunch Cost: $41.91 Description: Come get served like a Queen, by a Queen! Join Chanel Devereaux and her team of amazing drag performers from all over the DMV! You also enjoy a wonderful All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet featuring items such as: Homemade Pancakes, Hummus, Roast Pork, Vegetarian Pasta, Cheesy Grits, Salad Station, Homemade Soup, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Homemade Desserts, Eggs, Bacon and much more. Your first Mimosa or Zing Zang Bloody Mary is FREE! (Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/manyakotic)
Le Diplomate, in Logan Circle. (Courtesy Le Diplomate)
PRIDE Celebration! Le Diplomate — Rainbow Cones + Pride Parade Patio Party Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Description: During the DC Pride Festival, Le Diplomate’s curbside Glaces de Diplomate ice cream cart from Michelin-star pastry chef Fabrice Bendano will feature a colorful Rainbow Cone, creamy French-style glacé made in house daily, covered completely in colorful rainbow sprinkles. ALL proceeds from the $5 cone being donated to the Capital Pride Alliance.

As one of the Capital Pride Parade s prime viewing locations, Le Diplomate will extend the 14th Street patio from 4:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. and offer cocktail specials and an ideal viewing venue for celebratory revelry

 (Courtesy Le Diplomate) (Courtesy Le Diplomate)

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Crowds watch the parade during Brighton Pride 2018 on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Capital Pride Block Party Saturday, June 8, 2019
4 p.m. — 10 p.m.
15th ST & P ST NW Cost: Free, donations encouraged Description: The 3rd Annual Pride Block Party returns for Pride 2019. Enjoy entertainment, food, and your favorite beverage before, during, and after the Pride 2019 Parade. 21+ to enter beverage tent. (Getty Images/Tristan Fewings) (Getty Images/Tristan Fewings)
President Donald Trump confirmed that a massive 4th of July gathering he suggested earlier this month will happen, saying that it will be "one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C."
Pride on the Pier Saturday, June 8, 2019
2 p.m. — 9 p.m.
The Wharf Cost: Free Description: The event will also include the inaugural Pride on the Pier Fireworks Show presented by Compass at 9 p.m. Pride on the Pier extends the city’s annual celebration of LGBTQ visibility to the bustling Southwest waterfront with an exciting array of activities and entertainment. The District Pier will offer DJs, dancing and other entertainment. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those 21+. 2-5PM — DJ Rosie
5-7PM — Brothers Brau
7-9PM — DJ Drew G (Getty Images/iStockphoto) (AFP Contributor/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Parade goers during Brighton Pride 2018 on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Capital Pride Parade
Saturday, June 8, 2019
4:30 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Dupont & Logan Circles NW Cost: Free Description: Join the LGBTQ+ community, in the historic Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods to experience the Capital Pride Parade in the Nation’s Capital, presented by Marriott International. More than 200 organizations will traverse the 1.5 mile route expressing themselves with floats, vehicles, signs, banners, and entertainment to commemorate our history and support our community, making this one of DC’s favorite and most impactful parades. (Getty Images/Tristan Fewings)
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 22: Revelers dance on  during the 2017 Christopher Street Day gay pride celebration on July 22, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Bundestag, Germany's parliament, recently passed a law that allows marriage between same-sex couples, finally giving them the same rights by marriage as for heterosexuals. Same-sex couples had preciously only been granted a special partnership that did not include the same legal rights as for married couples. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)
FUSE: Womxn’s Main Pride Event Saturday, June 8, 2019
9 p.m.
Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW Cost: $15 Description: With DJ Electr()x, DJ Honey, and DJ MIM! Featuring Dystruxion and Pineapple Entertainment (Getty Images/Michele Tantussi) (Getty Images/Michele Tantussi)
The Ivy Room tasting room inside Republic Restoratives distillery.
Not The White House Pride Party Sunday, June 9, 2019
12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Republic Restoratives; 1369 New York Avenue NE Cost: $20 Description: It’s not pride weekend without brunch. No matter how much you marched, pre-gamed, post-gamed or hid inside with your cat because big crowds aren’t your thing, everyone needs pride brunch plans. We’re partnering with LGBTQ44 again, the unofficial network of Obama LGBTQ Alumni, to turn our pride into action. Last year we raised over $10,000 for TransLAW and, well, things have gotten worse for our trans and non-binary friends in the last year. Their work couldn’t be more crucial and we’re proud to stand with you in supporting them. Gay owned BBQ Bus will be serving up DELICIOUS food, DJ Tezrah is bringing her vinyl (because it’s not gay brunch without a DJ) and of course the cocktails will be on point. (Courtesy Republic Restoratives) (Courtesy Republic Restoratives )
LGBTI member enjoying a parade.
Capital Pride Festival Sunday, June 9, 2019
12 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Pennsylvania Ave. & 3rd St. NW Cost: Free Description: Join the LGBTQ+ community, on America’s Mainstreet, historic Pennsylvania Avenue, for the Capital Pride Festival in the Nation’s Capital, presented by Live! Casino & Hotel. Enjoy a full day of entertainment, music, food, drink, education, and celebration. The Pride Festival includes three stages of national and local talent, and will host 300 exhibitors including local community groups and businesses, food vendors, and organizations looking to promote their products and services to our community. Engage, learn, and celebrate with the many diverse organizations that represent … us. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ajr_images)
Surprised trans woman group outdoors.
Capital Pride Concert & Sunset Dance Party Sunday, June 9, 2019
1 p.m. — 8 p.m., Concert
8 p.m. — 10 p.m., Sunset Dance Party
Pennsylvania Ave. & 3rd St. NW Cost: Free Description: What better way to cap off your Pride Celebration weekend than at the Capital Pride Concert presented by HOT 99.5. You will experience entertainment from international headliners and our best local and regional LGBTQ+ talent on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the U.S. Capitol. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ajr_images)
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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Parade goers during Brighton Pride 2018 on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Rainbow pancakes, served in pile on plate
Le Diplomate, in Logan Circle. (Courtesy Le Diplomate)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Crowds watch the parade during Brighton Pride 2018 on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump confirmed that a massive 4th of July gathering he suggested earlier this month will happen, saying that it will be "one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C."
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Parade goers during Brighton Pride 2018 on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 22: Revelers dance on  during the 2017 Christopher Street Day gay pride celebration on July 22, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Bundestag, Germany's parliament, recently passed a law that allows marriage between same-sex couples, finally giving them the same rights by marriage as for heterosexuals. Same-sex couples had preciously only been granted a special partnership that did not include the same legal rights as for married couples. (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)
The Ivy Room tasting room inside Republic Restoratives distillery.
LGBTI member enjoying a parade.
Surprised trans woman group outdoors.

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