Family-Friendly Pride Events in the DMV


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It’s that time of year again, it’s raining rainbows! Pride month commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a turning point in the history of LGBTQ+ rights. While there are an abundance of pride events throughout June, sometimes it can be a challenge to determine which ones are family-oriented. We’ve done the hard work for you. Here are five places you and your family can celebrate Pride and LGBTQ+ identities.

Takoma Pride

June 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Streetery, 6929 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

Stretch your legs bright and early with a 10 a.m. Kids’ Pride Parade! The parade will be followed by face painting, a pride photo board and a drag queen story time with Ms. Hazel. Families can expect to be inspired with a love for reading while kids learn lessons of self-acceptance, diversity and respect.


Pride Family Day at Glen Echo

June 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812

Celebrate Pride as a family with hands-on arts and crafts, free carousel tickets, rainbow deserts, photo ops and a family dance party in Glen Echo Park! Families will also be able to enjoy the playground, picnic area and a variety of art galleries throughout the park. Advanced registration is preferred, but not required.


All Together Now: Celebrating Pride (families)

June 24, 10:15-10:45 a.m. | Savage Branch, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723

Join other families in celebrating all kinds of families this Pride month with stories, songs and activities for kids and adults alike to enjoy! This free family event is open to all ages and families. Tickets are required as space will be limited, tickets will be available 15 minutes prior to the event.


Arlington Pride Festival

June 24, noon-7 p.m. | Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209

Don’t miss Arlington’s biggest summer Pride event! This year’s theme is “moving forward together.” The festival is free and open to all ages. Activities will include live entertainment, surprise guests, games and prizes, vendors, swag bags, giveaways and more.


Rockville Pride

June 24, 1-4 p.m. | Rockville Town Square, 131 Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850

Let Rockville Pride pique your family’s interest this Pride month with children’s arts & crafts and activities! Grab your rainbow flags, pins and hats and head down to Rockville’s Town Square. Families can also expect live performances, information booths and dialogue.



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