Hampton Roads celebrates pride throughout June

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Pride Month is celebrated each June in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots which occurred at the end of June 1969.

The local celebrations are largely planned and supported by Hampton Roads Pride. The non-profit, established in 1997, hosts events and engages the community year-round.

Each June, they normally host large-scale events and festivals across Hampton Roads. However, due to concerns surrounding the pandemic, a number of smaller events will take place this year instead.

This year’s events include:

  • MJ’s Tavern 2021 Pride Kick-Off Event Parking Lot Party
    • Date: June 5
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Address: 4019 Granby Street, Norfolk
  • Drag Bingo at MJ’s Tavern and The Wave
    • Date: June 12
    • Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Address: 4019 Granby Street & 4107 Colley Avenue, Norfolk
  • Drag Yourself to Brunch Pride Edition
    • Date: June 13
    • Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Address: 601 19th Street, Virginia Beach
  • Pride Night at Harbor Park Stadium
    • Date: June 16
    • Time: 7 p.m.
    • Address: 150 Park Avenue, Norfolk
  • Family Day & Pride Week Kick-Off at Ocean Breeze Waterpark
    • Date: June 20
    • Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Address: 849 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach

For a full list of events, visit their events page.

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