Hampton Roads Pride 2018 is a series of special events that celebrate the Hampton Roads LGBT and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equality of all people. The events culminate with the Pride Block Party on Friday night and with PrideFest on Saturday.
SAVE THE DATES JUNE 21-30, 2018 and make sure you are in Hampton Roads for all these wonderful events.
Get an early start to Hampton Roads Pride week with Pride Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Pose with the LOVE sign outside, and then head inside for food, a cash bar and live music by DJ Melody & Co., Ju Ju Drum and others! Create your own flag at our Make & Take table. Don’t miss this night to celebrate PRIDE. Third Thursday is free for Museum Members and Hampton Roads Pride members. Third Thursday is $5 for all others. This event is sponsored by Capital Group.
Thursday, June 21 • 6-9pm
Chrysler Museum of Art
One Memorial Place, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510 (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
Drag Yourself To The BEACH for a pre-party kickoff to Pride week in Hampton Roads. Fundraiser, raffle prizes, fun, food, drinks and Drag Queens! This event will sell out, so make your reservation today!
Sunday, June 24 • 11am & 2pm Showtimes
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro
620 19th Street, Virginia Beach 23451 (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
Celebrate Pride Week with Hampton Roads Pride by enjoying the latest creations by Smartmouth Pilot House!!
Dance to the musical beats of DJ Matty while performers from Mambo Room entertain you!
We look forward to toasting Pride Week with you and dancing the night away!
Monday, June 25 • 6-9pm
Smartmouth Pilot House
313 32nd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
The Hampton Roads LGBTQIA InterFaith Group invites you to join with faith groups from all across Hampton Roads for the 6th annual Interfaith Celebration during Pride Week 2018. As we continue to be on the cutting edge of history – we as people of faith continue to lend our voices and presence, speaking and acting in the name of justice and equality for ALL in the greater LGBTQIA Community.
Participation is open to ALL faith communities who are part of and/or supportive/welcoming/affirming/friends/allies of the greater LGBTQIA greater community.
ASL Interpreter will be provided.
Tuesday, June 26 • 7 pm
New Life Metropolitan Community Church
1000 Sunset Dr. Norfolk, VA 23505 (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
A positive reflection of the last 30 years of pride in the Hampton Roads area. This will be a learning opportunity in collaboration with Pride on the Peninsula.
Join us as we celebrate PRIDE with a moving look back at Pride history. Following Dr. Charles Ford our keynote speaker and an open moderated conversation. The conversation will allow participants to share a moment of reflection on their positive personal journey to Pride 30.
Wednesday, June 27 • 4-6pm
Virginia Air & Space Museum Library
600 Settlers Landing Rd. Hampton, VA 23669 (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
Party with Pride at the Fourth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula.
The fun begins at Carousel Park in Downtown Hampton at 6:00 p.m.
Attendees will enjoy complimentary food and beverage, as well as free rides on the historic Hampton Carousel.
Later, hop aboard the Miss Hampton II for the Second annual Drag Down the River Boat Cruise.
Wednesday, June 27 • 6-8pm
Carousel Park, Downtown Hampton (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
Kick off Pride Weekend with Hampton Roads Pride and O’Connor Brewing Company!
Enjoy our latest small-batch release and ‘Crafty Queen Shandies’ made especially for Hampton Roads Pride while you dance to the sounds and beats of DJ Matty!
Mercedes Douglas and her Drag Race Girls will be there to entertain you as well as tempt you to test your luck on the 50/50 raffle.
Celebrate the Hampton Roads LGBT and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equality of all people.
Thursday, June 28 • 6-10pm
O’Connor Brewing Company
211 West 24th St., Norfolk, VA 23517 (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
This year’s “7 Minutes in Heaven ” theme features DJ Rays, with all proceeds to benefit Hampton Roads Pride and its mission. Expect the unexpected at this wildly popular all-night dance party which also features Drag, Live Art, and Heavenly Performers. Each year, this event grows larger with more outrageous fun for the thousands that attend.
Ticket price in advance is $12, after June 25th ticket price is $15. Guests are urged to arrive early!
Open to all ages. 21+ to drink.
Norfolk Scope Arena is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Friday, June 29 • 7pm to Midnight
Norfolk Scope Arena
201 East Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510 (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
On the day of PrideFest, the Nation’s only Pride Boat Parade helps to kick off the festivities along the Town Point Park waterfront. Line up on the dock to watch vessels small and large float by with over-the-top theme decorations. Interested in being part of the parade? You can register your own boat or join the fun on The American Rover for their “Out on the Boat” party.
PrideFest 2018 “Stand Up, Stand Out! 30 Years Strong!” on Saturday, June 30th will feature on the main stage renowned headliner, recording artist, Jussie Smollett. Also performing are Hampton Roads Pride Mass Choir, 4-Star Edition Navy Band, Hampton Roads own Black Sheep, The Rich Kids, and Miss Understood. See the nation’s ONLY Pride Boat Parade, non-profit and informational vendors, local food and drink, enjoy the Club Stage, learn about LGBTQ history through activities and exhibits, plus other exciting displays that will fill the day from noon until 7 p.m. at Downtown Norfolk’s Town Point Park.
Now in its 30th year, Hampton Roads PrideFest joins other Pride festivals all around the country taking place during June, which is National Pride Month, and is the largest Pride festival in Virginia.
Local vocalist and violinist Tona Brown, will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal.
Town Point Park and Norfolk Scope Arena are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.
American Sign Language interpreters are provided for all Pride Main Stage activities.
Recording Artist and Actor Jussie Smollett will headline the PrideFest Main Stage.