Capital Pride 2018: Your official DCW50 Pride Guide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Here’s your DCW50 2018 pride guide!

Friday

D.C. Pride will kick off Friday night with the Official Capital Pride Opening Party. The party starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until 3:30 a.m. This year’s theme is “The Elements.”

Saturday

  • Capital Pride Brunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – With delicious gourmet brunch tasting stations and complimentary mimosas and vodka drinks, attendees will dine and hobnob with the Pride Parade grand marshals, Pride 2018 Heroes Gala honorees, and other Pride Brunch Special Guests, including Elena Delle Donne, the Washington Mystics All-Star and 2016 Team USA’s Olympic Gold Medal winner!
  • The Block Party 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. – The 2nd Annual Pride Block Party returns for Pride 2018. Enjoy entertainment, food, and your favorite beverages before, during, and after the Pride 2018 Parade.
  • Capital Pride Parade 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – More than 200 contingents consisting of floats, vehicles, marchers, and entertainment will traverse the 1.5 mile route in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Sunday

  • Capital Pride Festival 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. – 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 the community.
  • The Concert – What better way to top off your Pride Celebration weekend than on America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the U.S. Capitol, experiencing entertainment from international headliners including Alessia Cara and Troye Sivan.

Road Closures/Parking Limitations

No Parking locations Saturday at 5 p.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 3rd Street, NW to 7th Street, NW
  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 3rd Street NW to 7th Street, NW
  • 4th Street, NW from Madison Drive, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 6th Street, NW from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 3rd Street, West side, from Constitution Avenue, NW to Madison Drive, NW

Street Closures Saturday at 5 p.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 3rd Street, NW to 7th Street, NW
  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 3rd Street, NW to 7th Street, NW
  • 4th Street, NW from Madison Drive, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 6th Street, NW from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW