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Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month this June and year-round by attending neighborhood events, reading inspiring stories, supporting LGBTQIA+ owned businesses, and more in National Landing.


Pride Month Kick-off Block Party in National Landing

Join The Polished Kreative at Water Park in National Landing for the Arlington Pride Kick-off Block Party, hosted by 2023 Miss Arlington Pride, Amara Lee Dùpree. Celebrate the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community with a diverse lineup of talent, games, music, vendors, and more as we kick off Pride Month in style!

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Brunch and Business: Taking Pride in LGBTQIA+ Spaces

Since the 1800s, LGBTQIA+ spaces in major U.S. cities have often existed in the shadows, offering a refuge for those seeking to express their true selves. Join Hyatt Regency Crystal City for their June Brunch & Business to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride by highlighting entrepreneurs and small businesses in the National Capital region who are creating safe, vibrant spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Arlington Pride Speed Dating

This is the perfect event for LGBTQIA+ singles looking to mingle and find love! Join The Polished Kreative for happy hour on the rooftop of The Milton, for an evening of fun and connections. Meet new people in a relaxed and inclusive environment. Come as you are and be ready to have a great time!

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2024 Arlington Pride Festival

Join The Polished Kreative at Long Bridge Park in National Landing for a day filled with celebration, diversity, and love. This FREE event promises to be a fantastic gathering of the community, showcasing local talent, delicious food, and vibrant entertainment. Come together with friends, family, and allies to show your support and embrace the spirit of pride.

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Pride Month Happy Hour at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant

Join the National Landing BID at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant on Wednesday, June 12, for a festive Happy Hour from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Register to attend today and receive a secret code word worth a free drink on the BID.

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Pride with the Police

Join police officers, firefighters, sheriffs deputies and emergency management personnel at Pride with the Police. This informal event is an opportunity to ask questions, discuss safety concerns, get to know public safety personnel and recognize the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in Arlington.

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Skyler Kelley's Journey to National Landing

As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, revisit Skyler's story of overcoming homelessness as a single mother in D.C. to becoming a successful entrepreneur here in National Landing.

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Pride Month Spotlight: Freddie Lutz

Freddie's Beach Bar and Restaurant is an Arlington institution. Freddie's is not only an integral part of National Landing, but also the only LGBTQ+, straight-friendly bar and restaurant in Northern Virginia. We spoke with Freddie Lutz, owner of Freddie's Beach Bar and Restaurant, and asked a few questions on life, leading a business, and lessons learned along the way. Get inspired and read the full conversation below. 

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Support LGBTQIA+ owned businesses

Earn triple rewards all month long at National Landing LGTBQIA+ owned businesses through the Open Rewards program.

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