29 July, 2021
Your 2021 guide to Virginia's PRIDE Festivals & Events

Your 2021 guide to Virginia’s PRIDE Festivals & Events

2021 will be a year of reconnection with our families, friends and LGBTQ + allies. The queer communities in Virginia are stronger, more passionate and resilient than ever before. We plan to celebrate PRIDE together in 2021.

Virginia celebrates our equality as the first southern state to sign the law Virginia Values ​​Act in 2020. And in 2021, the passage of more laws will further expand Virginia’s non-discrimination protection for Virginians based on sexual orientation and gender identity. All of these endeavors offer new levels of Welcome and security for LGBTQ + visitors. Virginia LGBTQ + people are finding and sharing more of our queer history nationwide.

In addition to PRIDE events and festivals, Virginia.org/LGBT has numerous self-proclaimed LGBT-friendly hotels, B & Bs, cabins, and campsites where you can stay with family and friends. There are also so many things to do and discover, such as shops, restaurants, distilleries, meaderies, cideries, craft breweries, wineries, outdoor adventures and much more.

Would you like to attend a PRIDE event in Virginia this year? Here is your guide to every event during the PRIDE season. And don’t forget to wear your Virginia is for Lovers Pride Gear!

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Note: Due to COVID-19, many festivals and events may be postponed, canceled or otherwise changed. Check each event website for the latest details and COVID-19 security measures.

2021 Pride Season Festivals and Events – at a glance

Virginia PrideFest is a celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in Richmond, VA. The event is organized by Virginia Pride and takes place in downtown Richmond on Browns Island. (Virginia Tourism Corporation, www.Virginia.org/LGBT)


July 16-18: Black Pride RVA – Richmond


September 10th – 12th: KOA ~ CHESAPEAKE BAY│Pride Weekend – Cape Charles


October 16-19: Bristol – Tri-Pride – Bristol

April to OctoberVirginia Pride organizations and communities are planning one-day large and small series of events during 2021. Check again to see updates when and where these events take place. Some can be a combination of personal and virtual.

Virginia is PRIDE for lovers LOVEworks are part of a network of over 250 art sculptures across the state, each with their own design. Many are created by local artists and reflect the culture, art, and history of their community. Check out our LOVEworks Trail!
  • Alexandria LGBTQ – Alexandria
  • Charlottesville Pride Community Network – Charlottesville
  • MHC Diversity / Martinsville and Henry County Pride – Martinsville
  • NOVA Pride – Fairfax
  • Reston Pride –Reston
  • Winchester Pride – Winchester
  • Virginia PrideFest – Richmond

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