Summer may be officially over, but September is shaping up to become Virginia’s unofficial pride month with six Pride events happening throughout the Commonwealth. Pack a bag and plan a road trip as events start next weekend and run through the end of September!
8th Annual Cville Pride Festival
September 14, 11 am – 7 pm, Sprint Pavilion
Cville Pride week begins on Saturday, September 7 with a Youth Pride Picnic with events nearly every day next week, including a day after brunch on September 15. For more information, check out their website:
Petersburg Out & Proud
September 14, 12 pm – 1 am, 309 N. Sycamore
Organized by Tri-Cities Pride, Inc., Petersburg Out & Proud is focused on spreading awareness through education to the citizens of the Tri-Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg, as well as the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George.
Cape Charles/Eastern Shore Pride Weekend
September 13-15, Cape Charles KOA Campground
Once again, the Cape Charles/Chesapeake KOA campground will be the setting for Cape Charles/ES Pride weekend featuring a pride golf car parade, arts and crafts, s’mores social, family games, live entertainment and a drag brunch.
Love is Love Coming Out Party
September 15, 3-6 pm, Billsburg Brewery, Williamsburg
Love is Love is a brand new organization dedicated to bringing together LGBTQ+ folks and allies from the Middle Peninsula. All are welcome to attend their Coming Out Party.
Shenandoah Valley Pride
September 21, Harrisonburg
Presented by the Shenandoah Pride Alliance, Harrisonburg is the setting for a celebration of the LGBTQ community and allies in the Shenandoah Valley!
September 28, Richmond, 12- 8 pm
Brown’s Island in downtown Richmond is the location for one of Virginia’s largest Pride celebrations. Musical artist Betty Who is headlining the event that also includes a youth pride stage, vendors, food and other artists.
September 27 – 29, Floyd
Floyd is located on the Blue Ridge Plateau in southwest Virginia and their pride celebration is organized by the Floyd PFLAG chapter. The weekend features a Friday night performance, main stage show on Saturday afternoon and opera & multi-media performances on Sunday.