Northern Virginia Pride Festival Announces its Theme is “Love is Love” for the Third Annual Pride Festival on October 1st

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Northern Virginia’s invites the entire community to come out and celebrate that regardless of who or how you love, or how you identify, “Love is Love,”-- the theme for this year’s third annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival. The festival will be held at Bull Run Special Events Center on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 12-9pm.

NOVA Pride, Love is Love, 3rd Annual Northern Virginia LGBTQ Pride Festival

Love is Love - Northern Virginia Pride Festival - October 1, 2016

Love is Love for the 2016 Northern Virginia Pride Festival on October 1st.

Northern Virginia Pride (NOVA Pride) invites the entire community to come out and celebrate that regardless of who or how you love, or how you identify, “Love is Love,”-- the theme for this year’s third annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival. The festival will be held at Bull Run Special Events Center on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 12-9pm.

NOVA Pride believes the theme is especially important this year, explains Sarah Lakey, NOVA Pride Chief Marketing Officer. Lakey said, "In the wake of Orlando's Pulse shooting – an event that affected our community at its core – we hope that our festival's theme will reinforce the innate existence of love in every single person. Love is the most basic, innocent and pure emotion; everything else is learned. We are excited to put together an event that reminds everyone that love is here, in our community, ready to be embraced. It is accessible every day with your neighbors, and the businesses represented here, and beyond.”

This year, you will join an estimated 5,000-10,000 LGBTQ+ individuals and straight Allies for a day of love with pro-equality vendors, food trucks from the DMV, and live entertainment. This event is family-friendly, features all your favorite field games, PAW for PRIDE off-leash dog park, a loving and safe space for our four-legged friends presented by Unleashed by Petco, FREE parking, and complimentary shuttles from Vienna Metro all day. The Northern Virginia Pride Festival is a celebration of diversity, inclusion and equality for all.

Sponsors, Vendors & Volunteer Opportunities are Still Available-Sign up by September 9th!

Our work is made possible by the generosity and participation of individuals and businesses in the community. Spread the word to local businesses, sign up to volunteer, chip in a contribution, and tell your friends! If you interested, please send all inquiries to sponsor(at)novapride(dot)org or vendor(at)novapride(dot)org.

Vendors entertainment, and more are being updated daily.

Stay up to date via the following outlets: http://www.novapride.org/festival2016 | facebook.com/novapride | twitter.com/northernvapride | instagram.com/northernvapride

Hashtags being used for this event: #novapride2016, #703pride, #novapridefest

Room block available at the Westfields Marriot, Washington-Dulles at a rate of $139/night until September 9, 2016. https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NOVAPrideFestival

About Northern Virginia Pride (NOVA Pride):
NOVA Pride is a 501(c)(3) coalition-building organization with a mission to educate, advocate and celebrate the LGBTQA Community of Northern Virginia; including the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William as well as the City of Alexandria. We aren't just festivals and flag-waving. We are a movement to create an infrastructure between county-based organizations, charities, pride organizations, social groups, and the community at-large; to educate the community about LGBTQ issues, including health and discrimination; advocate for LGBTQ equality; and celebrate diversity and individuality.

About Bull Run Special Events Center:
Located on the floodplains of the historic Cub Run in Fairfax County, Virginia, the Special Events Center is designed to preserve the open space and rural landscape of Bull Run Regional Park. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority has developed the Special Events Center as a unique cultural resource for the people of Northern Virginia. It serves as a venue for diverse activities and events produced by private, commercial and community sponsors. Past events include concerts, craft fairs, athletic competitions, circuses, dog and equestrian shows, historic reenactments, and ethnic festivals. The Center can accommodate groups up to 10,000.

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