June 3, 2019 at 9:00 am EDT | by WBadmin
‘Pride on the Pier’ to feature D.C.’S first Pride fireworks display
2nd annual free community event open to the public on Saturday, June 8 from 2-9 p.m. featuring music, food, drinks, kid-friendly fun and an inaugural FIREWORKS SHOW

Washington Blade presents:

Pride on the Pier & Fireworks Show

Saturday, June 8

2-9 p.m.

The Wharf – District Pier

101 District Square, S.W.

FREE (VIP tickets available)


The 2nd annual Pride on the Pier presented by Absolut will take place this weekend during DC Pride on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 2-9 p.m.

The event will include the first DC Pride on the Pier Fireworks Show presented by Compass at 9 p.m. “Compass is thrilled to sponsor an event for such a great cause, says Compass Managing Director of Sales, Stanton Schnepp. “Inclusion is important to us, and partnering with the Washington Blade will allow us to continue helping everyone find their place in the world.”

Pride on the Pier extends the city’s annual celebration of LGBTQ visibility to the bustling Southwest waterfront with an exciting array of activities and entertainment.

The District Pier will offer DJs, dancing and other entertainment. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those 21 and older. The Transit Pier will house the Family Zone that will include activities for all ages.

The Dockmasters Building will be home to a VIP experience with complimentary drinks and food during the duration of the event. Purchase tickets now at www.prideonthepierdc.com/vip.

2019 DJ Schedule

2-5PM – DJ Rosie

5-7PM – Brothers Brau

7-9PM – DJ Drew G

“After last year’s success we are expanding Pride on the Pier from three to seven hours,” says the Washington Blade’s Director of Marketing Stephen Rutgers. “We are excited to have the inaugural fireworks show sponsored by Compass end the evening at 9 p.m.”

Pride on the Pier is planned by the Washington Blade in partnership with LURe DC. Event sponsors include AARP, Absolut, Bud Light, Babe, Compass, DC Brau, DC Fray, Dougie Meyer Presents Avalon Saturday, Graham Capital Wealth, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Milk Bar, NOVA Pride, On Tap Magazine, PEPCO, The Wharf. More information regarding activities can be found at www.PrideOnThePierDC.com

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