People of all ages can celebrate Pride Month this June with these special events.
Second Annual Reston Pride
June 1, 2-7 p.m.
For the second year in a row, the community of Reston is celebrating the local LGBTQ community with a day full of fun and entertainment. From featured speakers to special performers, the day is sure to be a success. // Lake Anne Plaza: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston; free
Loudoun’s Second Annual Pride Picnic
June 2, 3:30 p.m.
Join Equality Loudoun as the local community celebrates Pride Month with homemade eats and comfortable conversation. Bring friends, a dish to share and a blanket for the second annual Pride Potluck Picnic. // Fox Ridge Park: 525 Catoctin Circle SW, Leesburg; free
Heather Mae + Crys Matthews – The Singing OUT Tour
June 6, 7:30 p.m.
Get a little self-love this week with a special performance from powerhouse performer Heather Mae and “the poster-child for intersectionality” Crys Matthews. This talented-duo is joined by JJ Jones (Girlyman) and Joe Stevens (Coyote Grace) as they hit the stage and empower individuals of all identities. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; $15-$18
LGBTQ First Friday Happy Hour Social – Pride 2019 Edition
June 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This week, don’t miss a chance to mingle with individuals in the local LGBTQ community at the Pinzimini Lounge. Organizer TJ Flavell will host this unique social that is open to anyone and everyone. // Pinzimini: 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington; free
Pride Ride at Good Sweat
June 8, 9 a.m.
Show off your pride and start your day right with a one-hour spin class in honor of Northern Virginia’s LGBTQ community. Plus, this new hot-spot fitness boutique is donating a portion of its proceeds to local LGBTQ nonprofit Safe Space throughout the month of June. // Good Sweat: 1711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; $20
Brabo Tasting Room: Pride Movie Night
June 8, showings at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Celebrate Pride Month with a little laughter, as the Brabo Tasting Room will be showing The Birdcage, a comedy about a gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion. The film will be projected out on the courtyard while guests enjoy cocktails and a movie snack menu. // Brabo Tasting Room: 1600 King St., Suite 200, Alexandria; free
Pride Paint Night
June 10, 7-8 p.m.
This week, endure a night of painting and learning. While an instructor guides you through creating a masterpiece, you will learn all about LGBTQ contemporary painters who have made a difference in our society. // Columbia Pike Branch Library: 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington; free
Pride Party at Oz
June 13, 6 p.m.-midnight
Grab your brightest attire and head over to Oz for a pride party you won’t want to miss. Guests will enjoy music from featured DJs within the LGBTQ community, specialty bar and food specials and so much more. // Oz Restaurant & Bar: 2950 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; free
LGBT Professionals in PWC
June 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Join the local LGBTQ community for a special meetup this month with Prince William County Police Chief Barry Barnard. He will host a conversation about how LGBTQ topics intersect with his field of work on a regular basis. // Bull Run Unitarian: 9350 Main St., Manassas; free
Pride Party on the Peninsula
June 19, 7 p.m.
Join the neighborhood for the fifth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula, which will feature delicious bites, a complimentary drink ticket to the first 300 guests and a free spin on the historic Hampton Carousel. Plus, guests can take a river boat cruise on the Miss Hampton for a special drag show in the harbor. // Carousel Park: 602 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton; free
Pride Storytime Featuring Prince & Knight, Maiden & Princess, and Red: A Crayon’s Story
June 29, 11 a.m.
Grab the kids and join the readers at Barnes & Noble for a special reading of three books that celebrate diversity and those within the LGBTQ community. // Barnes & Noble: 2800 N. Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; free
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