Street parking is available throughout the day on Saturday. Try 7th, 8th, and Cary for the primo spots. If you don’t want to hassle with a car, To The Bottom And Back is running their normal route from Cary St., Main, and Broad during the day until the Pride Bus nightlife route begins at 8 p.m.
Over 40 vendors will be lined through the park. Nacho Mama’s, Barcode, and Crossroads will be serving up food with beer and wine also available at the festival. If you are looking for a change of scenery for lunch or dinner, Shockoe Slip is a short hike from the Plaza. Most vendors are cash only, so hit that ATM beforehand.
Come early at 12 p.m. to join in an Interfaith prayer to celebrate Pride. Performances take place on stage throughout the day with club diva Martha Wash headlining (check out GayRVA’s interview here) at 7 p.m.
The following letter is from Attorney General Mark Herring, which was featured in the 2016 Virginia PrideFest Pride Guide. You can read the guide in its entirety here, otherwise check out words from Herring, below: ———- If there was ever a moment for love, courage, and yes—PRIDE!—this is it! We have come so far together [...]