Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Here’s Your PrideFest Weekend Event Calendar

Hampton Roads residents have been showing their Pride all month, but events kicked into high gear last week at the Chrysler Museum.  Below is a gallery of photos from last night’s “Pride on the Peninsula” event.

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This week has been VERY busy as excitement builds for tomorrow’s PrideFest Block Party and 30th Annual PrideFest in Norfolk’s Town Point Park.  The weather is forecast to be hot and PrideFest attendees even hotter on Saturday, so stay hydrated!

Below you will find the most comprehensive list of events produced by Hampton Roads Pride and by other groups and organizations throughout the community this weekend.  Stay plugged in and check out the complete June calendar of events here.

You may download Pride events into your Google Calendar, Apple iCal or other compatible phone by scrolling down to the bottom of each individual event page and click on the appropriate export button.

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Events for Thursday, June 28

4 PM – 11 PM – Gershwin’s LGBT Night

Gershwin’s, 332 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Come out every Thursday and enjoy the best craft cocktails in town in a relaxed and inclusive environment. Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm and open until 11pm. This is the only Live vocal Jazz and Piano bar with a 1920’s-1940’s theme in Norfolk.

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5 PM – 8 PM – Summer Block Party for National HIV Testing Day

1001 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510


Come say hello at the LGBT Life Center’s summer BBQ and block party! Free food and music, plus free and private HIV testing.

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5:30 PM – #InfiltrateWithLove @ Drop Box Crossfit

Drop Box Crossfit, 320 Constitution Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

On June 28th at 5:30pm at Drop Box CrossFit, located in Virginia Beach will participate in a nationwide fundraising event for the OUT Foundation called #InfiltrateWithLove, a WOD celebrating inclusivity and support of the LGBTQ+ community.

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6 PM – 10 PM – Crafty Queens – Hampton Roads Pride

O’Connor Brewing Company, 211 W 24th St. , Norfolk, VA 23517

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.

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6 PM – 9 PM – Joggers & Lagers at O’Connor Brewing Co.

O’Connor Brewing Company, 211 W 24th St., Norfolk, VA 23517

Hi Joggers! Pride week is coming up. To celebrate, we are shifting J&L a bit. This Thursday, June 28, O’Connors Brewing is hosting their Weekend Wind-Up as Crafty Queens.

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7 PM – 9 PM Drag Bingo Pride Edition

Bearded Bird Brewing Co., 727 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23510 

It’s Pride Month and we are here to celebrate! Join Fushia DeVille and many special guest for our Pride Edition of Drag Bingo.  We will also be featuring a special guest artist Sara Elizabeth Ensley who will be showing and selling some wonderful love and pride inspired paintings!  20% of all paintings sold will be donated to the LGBT Life Center.

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8 PM – 10 PM – Don’t be a Drag, Be a Queen

Waterside District, 333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA

Join us for “Don’t Be a Drag, Be a Queen” at Harbor Club. This kickoff to PRIDE 2018 will feature fabulous queens, headlined by Sandra Onassis Lopez. There will be lip sync battles, interactions with guests, lovers ball, and a dance party after the show. This will be be a FREE show, open to the public. This is one night you surely won’t want to miss!

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8 PM – 2:30 AM – All White with a Splash of Color

Jhane’s, 731 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510


Featuring: DJ Tryfe, celebrity LGBT DJ from D.C. 2 Floors of fun w/ VIP available What’s Your Flavor’ Fashion Show and Costume Contest by LGBT designer Kween Ju’nell Live Body Paint by LGBT artist Jazz Walker Hosted by LGBT MC, The Rebel Fashion Show from 8 – 10, DJ Tryfe and The Rebel from 10 pm to 230 am Special Guest: Hampton Roads Lady Gators.

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8 PM – 11 PM – “Tales of the HerShee Bar” Open Mic Night

The Hershee Bar, 6117 Sewells Point Rd., Norfolk, VA


If the walls of the HerShee Bar could talk, what stories would be told after 35 years? Join us for an open mic night at the Hershee Bar and come prepared to tell a story (or two) about your experiences and memories. 

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9 PM – 2 AM – Pride Party with Gillette Black

37th and Zen, 1083 W 37th St , Norfolk, VA 23508

Join Gillette Black for her pre pride party with special guests Eddie Danger and the legendary Jennifer Warner along with performances by Anita Blunt, Chanel Temple, the vocal talents of Cliff Warner, Travis T. Jones and Trikx Queen. DJ ShadeeTee will be spinning all the hottest beats all night long. Show starts at 9pm

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Events for Friday, June 29

7 PM – Pace Pride Ride

Starts at Llewellyn Ave. & W. 22nd St., Norfolk, VA 23517

Ride as one on June 29th to celebrate our freedom, diversity and equality! We’ll be cruising through the streets on special Pride bikes to show our support for Norfolk’s LGBTQIA community. Bring your own bike or use one of ours – all are welcome! Where: Meet at the parking lot behind Mermaid Winery (Llewellyn Ave & West 22nd in Ghent). We’ll then make our way through downtown Norfolk and end at the Scope Arena for the Pride Block Party.

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7 PM – 12 AM – Seventh Annual Hampton Roads Pride Block Party

Norfolk Scope Arena, 201 E Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510


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.

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9 PM – The Wave Presents: Freedom Fridays

Come On Out To The Wave Evey Friday Night For Freedom Fridays with DJ Bird in the Main Room, and Dj Hyper AlteX in the Back Room!.

FREE Entry for Active Duty and Retired military ALL NIGHT!!!

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10 PM – Absolut Fridays! at the Hershee Bar

The Hershee Bar, 6117 Sewells Point Rd., Norfolk, VA

DRAG! DRINKS! & DANCING! Join Noelia Bella and her show cast each and every Friday! -Free Cover before 11:00 PM -Martini specials all night -Shot specials all night -Made to order food -Fabulous Drag show -Dance Party & More!!! We take PRIDE in bringing our community together for over 35 years!

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Events for Saturday, June 30

10:30 AM – 12 PM – STORYTIME with QUEEN MARY

Slover Library, 235 East Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510


“STORYTIME with QUEEN MARY” returns on Saturday, June 30 at the Slover Library with “TAKE PRIDE in STORYTIME.”  There’s no better opportunity to take PRIDE in being who you are than to start through the minds of a child.  Come celebrate the uniqueness of every individual in a forum focused on inclusiveness and acceptance.

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12 PM – Hampton Roads Pride Boat Parade

Town Point Park, 201 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 23510

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.

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12 PM – 7 PM – 30th Annual Hampton Roads PrideFest

Town Point Park, 201 Waterside Dr., Norfolk, VA 23510 Free

“Stand Up, Stand Out” – Thirty Years Strong 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.

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2 PM Demonstration at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

101 E. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510

Protest at the US Customs and Border Patrol Norfolk offices to protest the brutal taking of children by ICE.

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7 PM – 10 PM – Queen Mary Paint Party

Painting with a Twist, 1437 Sams Dr., Ste. 104, Chesapeake, VA 23320


The painted lady herself is back at PAINTING WITH A TWIST on Saturday, June 30 from 7-10pm. Bring all your ladies (and husbands and ‘guy pals’) and share in an evening of fun like you’ve never experienced. Hosting the event is the inimitable QUEEN MARY, voted as Hampton Roads BEST DRAG ENTERTAINER for 2017.

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4 PM – 2 AM – Post Pride Party to Celebrate the Hershee Bar Family

Celebrate Pride with the Hershee Bar Family


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7 PM – 2 AM – After Pride Party at Colley Cantina

Head to Colley Cantina to continue celebrating Pride with $5 margaritas, DJ, karaoke and food specials.

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9 PM – 2 AM – Rainbow Rave FOAM Party

37th and Zen, 1083 W 37th St., Norfolk, VA 23508

To Help Celebrate Pride we are throwing one of our Legendary FOAM Party Raves!!!

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9 PM – Party after the Park – The Underground Culture

Jhane’s, 731 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

One big party for the LGBT experience with an underground erotic theme. Hosted by LGBT MC, MC Tuffy and Omar Contests, Special guests and a few other secrets you have to be there to see!

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Events for Sunday, July 1

12 PM – 4 PM – Drag Brunch Day Party

Jhane’s, 731 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510


The host, legendary Amore Diamond and the talents of Jasleane Jade, Nairobia C. Ova Snow, and Monica Christina $25.00 entry includes all you can eat buffet, seating and a helluva show to enjoy while you dine and sip Noon to 4 pm, showtime slated for 1:30 pm.

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4 PM – 9 PM – LGBTQ Summer Fling Pool Party

Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown, 700 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510

Join us for an LGBTQ pool party in the sun! Live DJ Food Refreshments Free HIV testing available.

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Tired?  Get some rest, you’ve earned it!

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