Jun 6, 2024 - Things to Do

🌈 Get to Pride

Animated illustration of a pattern of waving Pride Flags.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Kick off Pride month with a parade, festival and concert including special guests Billy Porter and Keke Palmer during Capital Pride Alliance's weekend events.

The latest: The 17th Street Block Party is noon–10pm Saturday and the Pride Parade is 3–7:30pm through Shaw, Logan Circle, Downtown and Penn Quarter.

  • The annual festival is noon–10pm Sunday on Pennsylvania Avenue, with the concert starting at 1pm Sunday. Free.

What they're saying: "This year, with our theme of Totally Radical, we celebrate the courageous spirit and unwavering strength and resilience that defined the LGBTQ+ community during the transformative decades of the 1980s and '90s," executive director of Capital Pride Alliance Ryan Bos told Axios.

If you go: Take the Metro, specially wrapped for Pride month. Last year's parade, concert and festival saw nearly 700,000 attendees.

View more Pride events this month here.

More things to do in D.C. this weekend

🎸 Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show: Watch 10-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton 7pm Friday at Jiffy Lube Live. Tickets start at $187.

🍸 A Night on the Farm: Sip honey wine or an espresso martini during cocktail hour 5–6:30pm Friday at Common Good City Farm. Tickets are $50.

⚾ Nats' Summer Concert Series kickoff: Watch Grammy-nominated artist Flo Rida perform after the Nats vs. Atlanta Braves game Friday. Tickets to the game start at $31.

⚽ U.S. vs. Colombia: The U.S. Men's National Soccer team will take on Colombia 5:30pm Saturday at Commanders Field in Landover. Tickets start at $49.

🎢 Music in the Meadow: Listen to indie folk band Wylder and enjoy a picnic 7pm Saturday in the National Arboretum. Tickets start at $25 but the Arboretum invites you to pay what you can.

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