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Here’s What to Expect During the Pride Parade Saturday

by Tim Regan June 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

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It’s the most colorful time of the year.

Marchers are slated to cheer, dance and sing their way down streets in Dupont and Logan Circle Saturday afternoon as part of this year’s Capital Pride Parade.

The parade will begin at 22nd and P streets NW at approximately 4:30 p.m., according to organizers. This year’s parade includes 180 groups made up of floats, vehicles and locals on foot, all led by grand marshall Leslie Jordan.

Mayor Bowser, members of the D.C. Council and other local officials will march in the parade and participate in the festivities.

If you’re looking to catch the festivities this year, take note: Attendees usually claim spots along the route hours in advance to get an up-close look at the floats and to increase their chances of catching beads and candy.

The following roads will be closed in conjunction with the parade between 1 and 7:30 p.m.:

  • 23rd St NW between N St. and Q St.
  • 22nd St NW between N St. and Q St.
  • N St NW between 21st St. and 23rd St.
  • Newport St. between 21st St. and 22nd St.
  • P St. NW between 21st St and 22nd St.
  • Q St. NW between 23rd St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW

View a map of the parade route below:

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