Fifth Annual Pride Party on the Peninsula Set for June 19

A great reason to brave tunnel traffic to the Peninsula!

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Queen Mary, one of Hampton Road's favorite drag superstars will be the host of the Fifth Annual "Pride Party on the Peninsula" party in Hampton on June 19 from 6-8 p.m. (Photo courtesy of the Hampton Convention and Visitor's Bureau.)

 On Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Party with Pride at the Fifth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula, taking place at the Historic Hampton Carousel (602 Settlers Landing Road) in downtown Hampton. The event, sponsored by the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Downtown Hampton Development Partnership, in conjunction with Hampton Roads Pride and the Hampton Unity Commission, is free and open to the public. Returning this year is the Third annual Drag Down the River Boat Cruise on the Miss Hampton II with Jennifer Warner and friends. In addition, join us for the Movie Talks Pride on the Peninsula Edition beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Virginia Air & Space Center (600 Settlers Landing Road). 

Attendees enjoy perfect weather at the 2018 Pride Party on the Peninsula held in Hampton. (Photo courtesy of the Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau.)

This year, Queen Mary will be the emcee and take the stage along with Hampton native, Dianna Rhoss. The party includes delicious complimentary hors d’oeuvres by local Hampton restaurants, including Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Stillwater Tavern, Glazed Doughnuts, Hampton Marina Hotel, and The Grey Goose.

Other highlights include a DJ, raffle contest, and a complimentary drink ticket to the first 300 guests (register for your ticket at www.visithampton.com/prideparty/) with a cash bar after that. In addition, the Hampton History Museum will offer free rides on the historic Hampton Carousel to all attendees. 

PARTY WITH PRIDE 

Rain or shine, join us Wednesday, June 19, 2019 for the Fifth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula at Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road in Hampton 23669 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Movie Talks Pride on the Peninsula Edition! – Love, Simon 

The Citizens’ Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library are partnering to create a unique opportunity for citizens to engage in conversations about diversity, unity and inclusion to build new relationships, increase understanding of others and promote mutual respect during PRIDE! Virginia Air & Space Center. 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669. 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fifth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula – Free parking is available throughout downtown Hampton

A FREE EVENT including delicious hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary drink ticket to the first 300 guests (cash bar after 300). RSVP HERE. Location is at Carousel Park. 602 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669. 

Free historic Hampton Carousel rides for party attendees 

Take a spin back in time on the historic 1920’s Hampton Carousel. Carousel Park. 602 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669. 

Cruise 8:00 pm – 10:00pm Third annual Drag Down the River Boat Cruise on the Miss Hampton II 

Enjoy a Drag Cruise (first 100 people to register) on the Hampton River with Emcee Jennifer Warner, Gabrielle McQueen, Bianca Baker Starr and Naomi Black. Highlights include drag queens, music, dancing, and more. Cost is $10 per person with all proceeds benefitting LGBT Life Center.

Register HERE. Boarding betweeen 7:30pm-7:45pm at 602 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669. 

For further information on the Fifth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula, contact Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau Tour & Travel, Visitor Services Manager Bruce Newton at 757/728-5319 or bnewton@hamptoncvb.com.