Virginia Pride (VA Pride) recently announced that this year’s annual PrideFest will be held at Brown’s Island in Richmond, VA on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
This is the second year that PrideFest will be held on Brown’s Island, allowing the event to accommodate the growing demand for capacity. PrideFest, as always, is family-friendly, free and open to the general public. RVA Youth Pride, which began in 2014 with the move to Brown’s Island, will coincide with PrideFest and feature a youth and family-focused lineup of entertainment.
Virginia Pride was founded by a group of active community members in the mid-70s, with a goal to bring awareness of the community, promote diversity and enable unity among the Richmond LGBTQ community members. PrideFest, which began as a small community event at the Farmer’s Market, has evolved into a 10,000+ attendee celebration of the Commonwealth’s vibrant LGBTQ community and its allies.
“We are so excited to bring PrideFest back to Brown’s Island in 2015,” said Vice President Brian Reach, who also chairs Virginia Pride’s Marketing Committee. “We saw an opportunity to grow the event in 2014, and we’re already seeing PrideFest 2015 shaping up to be an even more incredible event for the LGBTQ community of the Commonwealth and its allies.”