How can I continue the party?
Make sure to check out the annual Pride Festival on Sunday, June 9 for a full day of entertainment, music, food, and more. It includes three stages of national and local talent, including headliners like Marshmello, Zara Larsson, and Todrick Hall. The Festival will also host 300 exhibitors looking to promote their products and services (which obviously means tons of free stuff).
Unofficial Pride events, from happy hours to pool parties, will also be happening around the city. Pride on the Pier will be celebrating its second year on Saturday, June 8 from 2-9pm and is free and open to the public, with a fireworks show rounding out the festivities at 9pm.
If you went a little too hard on Saturday night and are in need of some hair of the dog, you can also check out the “Gaywatch” Pool Party on the DNV Rooftop, where they’ll be throwing a beach-themed pool party and hangover brunch on Sunday, June 9 with $15 large-format cocktails and a DJ playing all of the Britney hits your heart desires. Tickets are $5 online or $10 at the door.
What can I do if I want to get more involved?
Before: You can donate at any time to the Capital Pride Alliance. There are multiple tiers that involve all sorts of goodies and perks, including T-shirts, access to events happening through the year, and special ticket pricing.
During: Capital Pride is are still in need of volunteers for all sorts of activities, including assembling and disassembling floats for the Parade! You can learn more about all the specific volunteer opportunities here.
After: Registering to vote (and voting) is the first step to getting involved in any political issue, so do that if you haven’t already. Additionally, the Capital Pride Alliance offers internships in development and fundraising, marketing, and event planning; opportunities on the production team; and even the chance to serve on its board of directors. To apply for an internship, submit resume and cover letter by to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can join their mailing list to stay up to date with volunteering opportunities, events happening throughout the year, and more.