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Washington, DC – While the Pride Parade will go down 14th Street NW in preparation for World Pride in 2025, there will be lots of things happening in Dupont Circle before and after the parade. More than 200 businesses will be decorated with Pride colors, so come stroll the ‘hood and visit your favorite shop or restaurant – chances are, they’ve gotten a rainbow makeover. The Caravel Building will be lit up in rainbow colors starting June 7th through June 9th for Pride. There will be a LGBTQ+ walking tour on Saturday, June 8th starting at 12:00 noon at Shevchenko Park, located at the intersection of 22nd and P Street. This free walking tour will be a leisurely stroll down memory lane to discover the gay history of Dupont Circle.

The Dupont Underground will be open from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for a daytime tea dance with DJ Solstik. Come spend an hour or three inside the Dupont Underground getting your groove on with your friends. DJ Solstik will play a retro set of ‘70s and ‘80s throwback hits recharged with house and dance beats guaranteed to get the crowd moving. The Dupont Underground is located at 19 Dupont Circle, NW – down the red entrance behind Starbucks. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Take advantage of the Dupont Circle Pride Passport by visiting four businesses to earn free admission into the Dupont Underground tea dance. Six or more restaurants and taverns will be open with drink and food specials during the day redeemable through the passport, so get yours at the Dupont Circle Metro – North from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and discover some great deals at some new places. Aside from the passport, Dupont Circle has 110 places serving delicious food and drinks to choose from – many with café seating to enjoy the weather.

The Pride Parade will run from 3:00-7:00 p.m. down 14th Street. For details, visit the Capital Pride site: Finally, 17th Street NW is hosting a block party, so be sure to make time for that as you stroll over to the parade.

Dupont Circle is DC’s international heart with 40 shops, 110 restaurants, and 140 services. The destination neighborhood is renowned as the city’s welcoming gathering place. The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 2018 to elevate this iconic neighborhood through public space management, placemaking, activation, and economic development initiatives. To learn more about the BID’s mission and work, visit