Alexandria, VA Celebrates Pride Month With Festive Happenings in June 2022

May 19, 2022

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Rebecca Doser, [email protected] or 703-652-5363
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Alexandria, VA Celebrates Pride Month With Festive Happenings in June 2022

Alexandria, VA—Throughout June, celebrate Pride Month in historic Alexandria, Virginia, located within eyesight of Washington, D.C., and recipient of a 100% Score for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index in 2021. Enjoy family-friendly events hosted by The Garden at Building Momentum, the Torpedo Factory Art Center and more in partnership with regional LGBTQ organizations such as Safe Space NOVA and AGLA.

The perfect home base for visitors, Alexandria is a welcoming and inclusive destination mere minutes away from D.C.’s Capital Pride activities occurring throughout the month. Plan your stay in Old Town Alexandria with special Pride Month hotel packages detailed below.

Explore more ways to celebrate Pride Month in Alexandria at VisitAlexandria.com/Pride.

Featured Events

5th Annual Celebrate Alexandria Pride Event
June 4, 2022, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA, 22314
alexandriava.gov/LGBTQ

The Alexandria LGBTQ+ Task Force invites you to join its 5th Annual Celebrate Alexandria Pride Event at Charles Houston Recreation Center. Back by popular demand in partnership with the Alexandria Library is “Drag Queen Story Time with Venus” at 2 p.m., perfect for children ages 3 to 8. Enjoy spoken word with C. Thomas at 3 p.m. Collect Pride swag, enjoy music and food, make some art, pose for a Pride pic, and learn about LGBTQ-inclusive services in Alexandria. Free and confidential HIV testing available.

The Late Shift: ALX Pride at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
June 10, 2022, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Admission: Free
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-4570
torpedofactory.org

ALX Pride is a community-focused event to celebrate LGBTQ+ creatives in Alexandria and beyond with a night of arts projects along the waterfront and the Union Street entrances as well as throughout the building in a myriad of styles and celebrations.

Growing Pride at The Garden
June 26, 2022, from 12 to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
The Garden at Building Momentum, 5380 Eisenhower Ave. Suite C, Alexandria, VA 22304
703-566-9000
thegarden.net

Growing Pride at The Garden is back for its second year celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride on Saturday, June 26th. This family-friendly event is Alexandria’s largest Pride celebration. It will feature 15 local LGBTQ+ makers and allies, local food trucks, live music and crafting at Building Momentum’s The Garden ALX.

More Pride Month Events & Offerings

ALX Pride Hotel Package at The Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection
May 26 to June 26, 2022
The Alexandrian, 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-6080
thealexandrian.com/offers/alx-pride

Celebrate Pride Month at The Alexandrian. Enjoy a custom cookie welcome amenity and bottle of Whispering Angels Rosé upon arrival to kick-off your stay. Take a day trip to explore The Wharf or National Harbor with a round-trip ride on the local water taxi. Get a taste of the South at King & Rye with a southern-style breakfast for two. Plus, enjoy complimentary WiFi during your stay.

ALX Pride Hotel Package at Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection
May 26 to June 26, 2022
Morrison House, 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-8000
morrisonhouse.com/guest-rooms-suites/exclusive-offers

Celebrate pride month at Morrison House. Enjoy a custom cookie welcome amenity and bottle of Whispering Angels Rosé upon arrival to kick-off your stay. Take a day trip to explore The Wharf or National Harbor with a round-trip ride on the local water taxi. Experience the chef’s Mesoamerican tasting dinner at The Study. Plus, enjoy complimentary WiFi during your stay.

Pride Cocktail at Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap
Throughout June 2022
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, 401 E Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22301
703-683-5330
lenaswoodfire.com

Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap will feature a new specialty cocktail, the Stormé Spark, during Pride Month. This refreshingly spicy cocktail of Republic Restoratives Chapman’s Apple Brandy, watermelon shrub, simple syrup, club soda and a savory habanero rim was created in honor of Stormé DeLarverie, a civil rights icon whose scuffle with police outside of the Stonewall Inn in 1969 is described as the “spark” that ignited the Stonewall Riots. Lena’s is donating $1 from each cocktail ordered to Safe Space NOVA who provides a safe, accepting and supportive environment to local LGBTQ+ youth.

Drag Brunch at King & Rye
June 4, 2022, beginning at 11 a.m. for brunch and show from 12 to 2 p.m.
Admission: $45 per person
703-842-2761
King & Rye, 480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
kingandrye.com/event/drag-brunch

Enjoy a lively Southern brunch featuring the DMV’s best drag entertainment. See a fierce lineup of queens including Jayzeer Shantey, Amber St. Lexington, Dabatha Christie and more. The show includes one 10-minute intermission. Tickets include your choice of entrée from the brunch menu and juice bar; just add a bottle of champagne to make it a DIY mimosa bar.

Make Your Own Pride Patches
June 21, 2022, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Barret Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria, VA 22314
alexlibraryva.org

Teens are invited to come to the Barrett Branch Library to make a LGBTQIA+ Pride patch that can be added to your jacket, your backpack or wherever you like. Make a patch in one of four styles for yourself and for friends. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting ruined. Weather permitting, the workshop will take place outside. Otherwise, it will take place on the second floor of the library. Register to get the most up to date information. Open to all teens ages 12 to 18. For more information contact Megan at [email protected] or Vanessa at [email protected].

Create Tie-Dye Pride Tote Bags
June 22, 2022, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22305
alexlibraryva.org

Create a tie-dye Pride tote bag using permanent markers and rubbing alcohol. All materials will be provided, but you may bring additional items to tie-dye if desired. For teens and adults. Registration is required. This event is scheduled to take place in the Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden, but in case of inclement weather, it will be moved indoors.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA

Named a Top 3 Best Small City in the U.S. in 2021 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Best Cities on the Rise 2022 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. Founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is the nation’s third oldest locally designated historic district, boasting more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. Walk in the footsteps of George Washington and America’s Founding Fathers while learning about Black history and African American changemakers that have shaped the history of Alexandria and the U.S.

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