PrideFest has been a vibrant part of Norfolk’s festival scene for 31 years, making our city more dynamic, diverse and distinct than ever. This lively festival had a humble beginning at Lakewood Park and has now grown into the hottest event of the summer. Pride Week kicks off on June 16 with plenty of festive happenings leading up to the big day at Town Point Park on June 22. Check out this list of events that you will not want to miss out on!
HR Pride Pre- Game Happy Hour at Selden Market
Pre-game with drinks, friends, food, music and a little shopping. Then, we'll hop on The Tide for a Pride Ride over to Harbor Park for Pride Night at Harbor Park! Fill up on drinks and fabulous friends before you hit the park. The Stockpot of Norfolk will be serving up special Pride cocktails. Grab dinner and browse the shops at Selden Market.
Pride Night at Harbor Park
Enjoy a night OUT at Harbor Park as we celebrate the first Pride Night at Harbor Park! Make sure you grab yourself the Tides new Pride baseball hat with ticket purchase. Click here to purchase the Tides pride apparel.
Ghent Pride- Party at the Palace Shops
Decorum Furniture and The Palace Shops & Station is partnering with the Ghent Business Association to bring you a party you won't forget. Music, Beer, Wine, Signature Cocktails, and tasty food from local restaurants. The parking lot between 21st and 22nd Street will be blocked off for a fun evening with entertainment and activities. You will be able to buy a "Love Lock" to place on the LOVE IS LOVE display and other activities. All proceeds will go to The Ghent Business Association, Hampton Roads Pride and the LGBT Life Center. Ticket price: $10
Pride at the Chrysler
Dance the night away with live music by DJ Melody & Co., and a special performance by Sandra Onassis Lopez. With Make-and-Take Art and Build-Your-Own Tour, a guided walking tour where there will be museum representatives by six works of art to talk about LGBT artists throughout the collection and face painting, there is something for everyone. Admission to this event is free with a cash bar for food, beer and wine!
Annual Pride Block Party
Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m.
Norfolk Scope Arena
This isn’t your average block party! The Pride Block Party has built up a reputation for being one of the wildest Pride events. All ages are welcome. Admission is $13 - $16 plus applicable fees. All proceeds benefit Hampton Roads Pride.
Pride Storytime with Queen Mary
Time to take “PRIDE” in being who you are! Come dressed in your most fabulous rainbow attire to enjoy special face painting, a red carpet, and storytime with Queen Mary. Photo ops and goodies, too! Bring your children and enjoy an hour of crafts, and fun stories about acceptance and diversity.
31st Annual PrideFest
Saturday, June 22 from Noon-8 p.m.
Town Point Park
This is the big event! Starting at noon, Town Point Park will be filled with pride! From the Pride Silent Disco and drag queens to live glass blowing demos and food trucks, Pride has fun for everyone. And don't miss out on the 9th Annual Pride Boat Parade, the only one in the country! This event is free and open to all.
PrideFest 2019 After Party
The official after party of PrideFest takes place at Waterside District! Music, specialty pride drinks and much more. Waterside District will donate $5 to Hampton Roads Pride for the first 500 people who scan their ticket into the after party, see you there!