Plan Your Trip To PrideFest

It's that time of year when RVA celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and this year's festival is on Brown's Island on Saturday, September 27 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Getting There

Brown's Island is surrounded by the James River on the South and the Haxall Canal on the North. The main public entrance is located at the corner of 7th and Tredegar streets. Street parking is available on 5th street and adjacent roadways.  Map it here.

Where To Stay

Book a night at the historic Linden Row Inn or one of these TAG-Approved properties.  TAG hotels are intentional in their employment policies, provide welcoming service and give back to the LGBT community.

The Entertainment

This year's grand marshals are the plaintiffs in Virginia's marriage equality case.  They kickoff a full day of music, performances and family-friendly entertainment at 12:45 p.m.

Pridefest Entertainment


Eats

The VA Pride team is bringing in seven food vendors this year: Bonbontruck, Mr. Softee Freeze, Happy Empanada, N & A Catering, Nacho Mama's, Tri-Cities Catering, Hungry Turtle Food Truck.

The After Parties

You haven't experienced a full day of Pride until you've made it into the night.  All of our local hotspots are hosting After Pride events.  

  • Barcode hosts "Roar" with Absolut Vodka from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with DJ Amy Alderman.
  • Godfrey's hosts Carnival beginning at 9 p.m. featuring go-go dancers, face painting a dance party, and more.
  • Babes of Carytown will have the patio open and beverages flowing to get 
  • The Broadberry plays host to a special after-Pride event featuring DJ Epoc and The Handsmiths.

For more information, you can visit the PrideFest 2014 website here or check the event out on Facebook.