Can you believe June is just days away? Be prepared to have your weekends booked all month long with tons of Pride events in the area.
Kicking off the season we have DC Black Pride on May 30. DC’s own “Wale” headlines the 2010 DC Black Pride Wale1 Legacy Festival and Wellness Expo hosted by ButtaFlySoul, Shi-Queeta Lee and Rayceen Pendarvis. The expo is from 1-7 pm at the Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest in Washington, DC. For more information visit www.dcblackpride.org.
Trans Pride is Saturday, June 12 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at The Madison Hotel located at 1177 15th St. NW in Washington, DC. Be sure not to miss comedian Ian Harvie. For more information visit www.capitaltranspride.org.
DC’s Capital Pride takes over the weekend of June 12th and 13th. Get to Dupont Circle early for the parade on Saturday because you won’t want to miss a single second. The Capital Pride Parade steps off at 6:30 pm. This year’s headlining act at Sunday’s Pride Festival is Grammy Award winning artist Mya on the festival main stage. www.capitalpride.org will give you all the details.
Giving you just enough time to recover for another hard hitting round of Pride festivities, Baltimore delivers its annual dose of Pride on June 20th and 21st. A high heel race kicks off the annual Pride Parade on Charles Street in the heart of Mount Vernon at 3:45 pm on Saturday. The block party immediately follows the parade and stretches well into the night at some of your favorite local bars. Sunday brings you the festival portion of Baltimore Pride from 11 am until 6 pm. If that isn’t enough for you Baltimore’s Pride festivities are neatly tucked in between Bellezza Promotions’ Pride Kickoff Party Friday, June 18th at the Hippo and S.H.E. Productions’ Sunday Funday Pride After Party on the rooftop deck at Bourbon Street. For more information on any of these events visit www.baltimorepride.org, www.facebook.com/Bellezza.Promotions, and www.facebook.com/SheProductions.
While it doesn’t officially happen during Pride Month, be sure to mark August 7th on your calendar for the Chesapeake Pride Festival at Mayo Beach Park. There is still plenty of time to become a sponsor, vendor, exhibitor or advertiser for this event. www.chesapeakepridefestival.org will give you all of the information you need.
I look forward to seeing you OUT this summer!