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Fun Activities in DC to Celebrate Pride 2025

By Swingers

Looking for fun things to do in DC to celebrate Pride 2025? Here are our top picks for June Pride activities to try in Washington, DC!

Fun Activities in DC to Celebrate Pride 2025

June is fast approaching and plans for Pride in DC are well underway. If you’re looking to join in the festivities, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve pulled together some of the best activities to celebrate DC Pride in 2025, with daytime marches and evening parties galore.

Swingers isn’t missing out on the party, either. Throughout June, we’re offering exclusive Pride cocktails custom-created by our talented bartenders, all inspired by Love, Peace and Revolution. With each specialty cocktail sold, Swingers will donate $1 to Pride 365. So you’ll be enjoying a delicious refreshment and doing something good at the same time! It simply doesn’t get better than than, especially during Pride Month.

On that note, get excited to make Swingers part of your DC Pride celebration – along with all the amazing DC Pride activities below!

1. RIOT! The Capital Pride Official Opening Party

A woman dances onstage, surrounded by crowds, under purple lights at the RIOT! Capital Pride Party.

When: Friday June 9th, 9 pm – 3:30 am
Where: Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road
More info: Capital Pride Alliance

Get ready to party at RIOT! The Capital Pride Official Opening Party. Hosted by the Capital Pride Alliance (the official organizers of Pride in DC), this event marks the start of this year’s Pride weekend – and it’s bound to be a wild one! Called “Riot” in homage to the Stonewall Uprising, this dance party is equal parts celebration and unapologetic protest. Expect nonstop music, boogying, and star-studded drag performers – this year’s party will feature Alaska and Tatianna from Drag Race! Don’t miss the opportunity to kick off Pride as your truest self. (Heads up, partiers need to be 18+.)

2. March for Pride

People dressed in bright colours and rainbow accessories hold signs and cheer at the DC Pride Parade.

When: Saturday June 10th, 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Route starts at Room & Board on 14th Street
More info: Washington Pride Parade

Grab your rainbow flags and join Washington’s high-spirited Pride Parade through Logan and Dupont Circle in DC. Cheer on as participants march, dance and support the LGBTQIA+ community with their fabulous floats and displays! This parade is set to be one of the country’s biggest, with thousands gathering in DC to celebrate diversity and inclusion. Although registration to march in the parade is now full, there will be plenty of space for spectators. Adding to the festivities, the Swingers team will be proudly marching in the parade alongside DC’s amazing activists. We’ll see you there!

3. Rooftop Trans Pride Pool Party

A rooftop pool with a beautiful pink sunset behind it, as well as red lounge chairs and umbrellas on the sides.Where: 1212 4th St, SE #170
More info: Penthouse Pool

Dive into the ultimate celebration of Trans Pride at the Rooftop Trans Pride Pool Party in Washington, DC. Hosted at the Penthouse Pool and Lounge in the vibrant U Street neighborhood, this one’s for 21+ trans revelers and allies who are ready to let loose and luxuriate! Catch the sunset, relax poolside and enjoy refreshing tipples in a gorgeous and inclusive atmosphere that totally embraces the trans community. Light bites of sandwiches, salads and tacos will be available too. Note that this is a free event, but spaces are limited, so grab those tickets fast! And don’t forget to bring your bathing suit.

4. Pride on the Pier and Fireworks Show

A rainbow fireworks show on the DC Pier.

When: Saturday June 10th, 2 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Wharf, District & Transit Pier
More info: Pride on the Pier DC

Nothing says “time to celebrate” quite like fireworks! Check out the vibrant Washington Blade Pride on the Pier celebration, complete with an evening fireworks show. This family-friendly event is now in its fourth year and is a wonderful way to rejoice in LGBTQIA+ visibility. The day will start off with activities, entertainment, food and drink, including libations for those over 21. After the sun sets, you can take in the fireworks spectacular as everyone comes together for this year’s Pride on the Pier finale! This event is free (hooray!) but VIP tickets are available for those who would like access to an air-conditioned lounge, open bar and front-row spot for the fireworks. Don’t delay – make your DC Pride plans today.

Swingers ~ The crazy golf club

We believe that life is more fun when there is an element of competition, and that competition is best enjoyed with friends.

Swingers, the crazy golf club takes the holy trinity that is crazy golf, street food and amazing cocktails and combines them all into one incredible social experience