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Alexandria Celebrates Pride Month With More Than a Dozen Happenings

May 15, 2019

 

Throughout June, celebrate Pride Month in historic Alexandria, Virginia, located within eyesight of Washington, D.C., with more than a dozen events, happenings, food and drink specials, and hotel packages. Take part in special events like Priday Night at Port City Brewing Company and ALX Pride 2019 Mix & Mingle at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Sample Pride cocktails and delicious offerings at local restaurants like the “Baked This Way” Cupcake at Buzz Bakeshop and Rainbow Baked Alaska at Brabo Brasserie. Many events and offerings will benefit LGBTQ organizations, including NOVA Pride, AGLA, Safe Space NOVA and The Trevor Project.

 

Alexandria is a welcoming and inclusive destination and the perfect home base for visitors attending D.C.’s Capital Pride happening May 31 to June 9, 2019. Take advantage of special Pride Month hotel packages at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa and Morrison House. All summer long, enjoy the Love Your Summer in Alexandria hotel package at 17 hotels with rates starting as low as $89 per night and two-day unlimited ride water taxi passes for two among other perks.

 

Find more Alexandria Pride events and offerings at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Pride.

 

Special Events & Ongoing Activities:

 

Priday Night at Port City Brewing Company 

June 1, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Admission: Free

3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304

703-797-2739

www.portcitybrewing.com

 

Kick off Pride Month Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Port City Brewing Company and celebrate Alexandria’s diverse community with the Alexandria-Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance (AGLA). Enjoy musical entertainment, outdoor games and activities along with featured artists from the Torpedo Factory Art Center, topped off with a drag show from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. from the Brewery Babes. A portion of all sales from the night will be donated to support AGLA's mission to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of the LGBTQ community and allies. Port City Brewing Company takes pride in making beer for everyone.

 

Pride at The Dog Park

June 6, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

705 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

703-888-2818

www.thedogparkva.biz

 

On June 6, 2019, four-legged friends can celebrate Pride Month in style with rainbow bow ties, collars and flower bows from The Dog Park. The boutique will also be selling LGBTQ-friendly pawprint magnets for pup owners.

 

Show Your Pride at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival

June 22, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission: Free

Waterfront Park, 1 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

www.visitalexandriava.com/pride

 

Show your Pride at the Portside in Old Town Summer Festival on the Alexandria waterfront. At this festival of live music, award-winning Port City brews plus local food and kids’ activities, NOVA Pride and Safe Space NOVA present a hands-on jewelry making activity for families and offer Pride swag for purchase. Also at the festival, you can snap the perfect Pride Month profile picture at Mirror Mirror, a new rainbow-hued temporary public art installation.

 

Hotel Packages:

 

“Pride Package” at The Alexandrian and Morrison House
Available from May 30, 2019 to June 30, 2019
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

703-549-6080

www.thealexandrian.com

Celebrate Pride Month at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection and Morrison House with a hotel package that includes a $25 Uber gift card for easy access to all nearby events (and a curated list of these happenings), along with an array of Pride swag and supplies. A portion of proceeds from each package will fund Safe Space NOVA’s mission to support and protect LGBT+ youth in Northern Virginia.

 

“The Trevor Project” Package at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa

Available throughout June 2019

1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

703-894-3434

www.lorienhotelandspa.com

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, including Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, are proud to partner with The Trevor Project, the nation's largest organization serving as a crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people by offering 24/7 counseling and other services to at-risk LGBT youth. “The Trevor Project” package includes 15% off the best available rate for each night of your hotel stay and a $10 donation per night to The Trevor Project, with rates starting at $149 per night. To learn more about Kimpton's role as The Trevor Project's premier national hotel partner, click here.

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