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Richmond, Virginia Prepares for LGBTQ Pride

Sunday Sep 3, 2017

Richmond, Virginia is preparing for a lively lineup of events and offerings to celebrate LGBTQ Pride this fall. Below is a sampling of what's on tap next month.

VA Pridefest on Brown's Island
September 23, 2017 12-8 pm
The city of Richmond is host to VA Pridefest, the largest annual celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) community in the Commonwealth. Planned and implemented by Virginia Pride, this family-friendly day of festivities is free to the public and will feature a variety of vendors, local eats, activities, and entertainment. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend Pridefest.

LGBTQ Pride Package at Quirk Hotel
Through September 30, 2017
Visitors traveling to Richmond now through September can stay at Quirk Hotel and book the special LGBTQ Pride Package. In celebration of PRIDE, Quirk is offering guests 10% off the best available rate for two, a complimentary bar snack or beverage at the barista bar and an RVA Pride in-room welcome amenity. Guests will also receive VIP Access to RVA Pride (if booked during the festival on September 23), two tickets to The Valentine Museum and guaranteed entrance into the hotel's popular Q Rooftop Bar.

Tropic Like It's Hot
Through September 30, 2017
Known for its thriving craft beer scene, Richmond is inviting travelers to experience a craft beer collaboration created in celebration of Pride. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Ardent Craft Ales, and Center of the Universe Brewing have teamed up to create a special beer celebrating the LGBTQ community, Tropic Like It's Hot. Tropic Like It's Hot is a hefeweizen, brewed with passion fruit, pineapple, and lime. The specially crafted beer will be sold at VA Pridefest on September 23 and will also be featured at local Richmond restaurants and the other partner breweries now through September.

Richmond Triangle Players 25th Anniversary season
Through 2018
Richmond Triangle Players, a local theater group that delivers adventurous and entertaining theater as the leading voice in the community's explorations of equality, identity, affection and family, across sexual orientation and gender spectrums, will be celebrating LGBTQ Pride with a special programming arc. The scheduled programming will celebrate some of the most influential works in LGBTQ theater and shine a light on the positive impact of the diversity and inclusion that Richmond Triangle Players embodies in all its productions as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. The fall lineup includes, "Cloud 9," "The View Upstairs," "The Santaland Diaries" and "Season's Greetings."

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