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Pride Day celebrates inclusion at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

by Susan and Simon Veness

Busch Gardens Pride Day brings a rainbow of inclusiveness to the Williamsburg, Va. park on July 10, 2022, with concerts, comedy, and dazzling drag stars.

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Photos courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Local and national LGBTQ+ performers, musicians, and comedians turn Pride into a family-friendly event as Busch Gardens Williamsburg presents its first ever Pride Day, in partnership with Hampton Roads LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Pride Day activities

Live concerts at The Royal Palace Theater – LGBTQ+ artists including DEJA, The Storyweavers, Rachel and The JellyCats, and Eric Himan , who will perform in live concerts throughout the day.

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Drag Stars dazzle at Abbey Stone Theatre – High energy personalities take center stage during three family-friendly drag performances throughout the day. Artists include Jennifer Warner, Sabrina Lawrence, Harpy Daniels, and Hershae Chocolatae. Shows run at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.

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Comedy at the Abbey Stone Theatre – When evening arrives, Jess Miller, Drew Lausch, and Sabrina Matthews add their unique comedic touch to the event during family-friendly comedy shows, starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Guests can try out the park’s newest roller coaster, Pantheon, and other shows and attractions during their visit, and will want to make time to head over to Ireland village during the event for specialty merchandise and a signature rainbow drink.

Summer Celebration is also going on, with the return of Busch Gardens’ free beer perk for members and annual pass holders from June 17-August 22, 2022.

Busch Gardens Pride Day runs from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and everyone is welcome to take part in the event, which is free with park admission. A donation will be made to Hampton Roads LGBT Chamber of Commerce in recognition of their work within the community.

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