Hampton Roads Pride
What was once a humble gathering in Lakewood Park has evolved over the past 30 years to a vibrant and energetic celebration, spanning over a week long and with the distinction as the largest Pride Festival in Virginia, Hampton Roads Pride is not to be missed!
For a week during June, the Hampton Roads communities band together to host a series of events all celebrating Pride, culminating in a gigantic festival on Saturday. Local religious groups and communities will come together for the annual Interfaith celebration to show support for justice and equality for everyone. The annual Block party is the place to be to see tracks by local DJs, live shows, drag queens, and many other performances.
Hampton Roads Pride has the Nation’s one and only Pride Boat Parade, with private boats decorated in over the top themes to kick off the headliner for Hampton Roads Pride, PrideFest Celebration at the end of the week. This all-day event has featured past performances by the Hampton Roads Pride Mass Choir, 4-Star Edition Navy Band, and artist/actor Justin Smollett with booths from local groups, non-profits, local restaurants, history exhibits, and others all open to the public.