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Pride 30 PRIDE 30-Reflection of Hampton Roads Pride Over the Years Moved to Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel from Virginia Air & Space Center

June 26, 2018 |

Tomorrow, June 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Party with Pride at the Fourth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula, taking place at the Historic Hampton Carousel (602 Settlers Landing Road) in downtown Hampton. The event, sponsored by the Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau and Downtown Hampton Development Partnership, in conjunction with Hampton Roads Pride and the Hampton Unity Commission, is free and open to the public. Returning this year is the Second annual Drag Down the River Boat Cruise on the Miss Hampton II with Jennifer Dion and Special Guest. Due to the overwhelming number of RSVP’s received PRIDE 30- A Reflection of Hampton Roads Pride Over the Years with moderator Dr. Charles Ford at has been moved from the Virginia Air & Space Center (600 Settlers Landing Road) to the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel (700 Settlers Landing Road). The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and the best free parking location is the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel parking Garage.

This year’s festivities, hosted by Emcee Queen Mary and friends, includes delicious complimentary hors d’oeuvres by local Hampton restaurants, including Graham & Rollins, Venture Kitchen & Bar, Stillwater Tavern, Glazed Doughnuts, Musasi, Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel, and The Grey Goose. Other highlights include a DJ, raffle contest, and a complimentary drink ticket to the first 300 guests (register for your ticket at www.visithampton.com/prideparty/) with a cash bar after that. In addition, the Hampton History Museum will offer free rides on the historic Hampton Carousel to all attendees.

SOLD OUT!! Don’t miss the Down the River Boat Cruise on the Miss Hampton II, featuring Jennifer Dion and Special Guest. Highlights will include drag queens, music, dancing, and more. Cost is $10 per person with all proceeds benefitting LGBT Life Center. Please note, the capacity of the Miss Hampton II Cruise is 100 people so register soon! Register at prideonthepeninsula.eventbrite.com.

PARTY WITH PRIDE

Rain or shine, join us Wednesday, June 27, 2018 for the Fourth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula at Carousel Park, 602 Settlers Landing Road in Hampton 23669



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PRIDE 30-Reflection of Hampton Roads Pride Over the Years
Join us as we celebrate PRIDE with a moving look back at Pride history. An open moderated conversation will follow keynote speaker Dr. Charles Ford’s presentation. The conversation will allow participants to share a moment of reflection on their positive personal journey to Pride 30. Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                 Fourth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula
A FREE EVENT including delicious hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink ticket to the first 300 guests (cash bar after 300). RSVP at www.visithampton.com/prideparty/. Carousel Park. 602 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm                Free historic Hampton Carousel rides for party attendees
Take a spin back in time on the historic 1920’s Hampton Carousel. Carousel Park. 602 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669.

 SOLD OUT!! Second annual Drag Down the River Boat
Cruise on the Miss Hampton II
Enjoy a Drag Cruise (first 100 people to register) on the Hampton River with Jennifer Dion and Special Guest. Highlights include drag queens, music, dancing, and more. Cost is $10 per person with all proceeds benefitting LGBT Life Center. Register at prideonthepeninsula.eventbrite.com 602 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669.

For further information on the Fourth annual Pride Party on the Peninsula, contact Hampton Convention and Visitor Bureau Tour & Travel, Visitor Services Manager Bruce Newton at 757/728-5319 or bnewton@hamptoncvb.com. Free parking is available throughout downtown Hampton.