One of the nation's largest African-American Pride events, DC Black Pride takes place in Washington, DC in late May - the dates for this year are place May 24 to May 26, 2013. This is also Memorial Day Weekend, and a beautiful time to be in the nation's capital.
The several days of parties and festivities culminate with a number of key events the final weekend of DC Black Pride. Many of the events take place at DC Black Pride's official host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
Also keep in mind that Washington, DC's Capital Pride takes place not long after, in mid-June.
DC Black Pride comprises dozens of events and parties, including several men's and women's parties, a speed dating night, a town hall meeting on "Are We Prepared to Address Homophobia in the Black Church", a myriad of different workshops, the DC Black Pride Film Festival, a poetry slam, and more. On the final day, Sunday, May 26, there's a DC Black Pride Health & Wellness Expo, which takes place at Francis-Stevens Educational Campus, at 2425 N St. NW.
Numerous Washington gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Pride Week. Check local gay papers, such as Metro Weekly and the Washington Blade for details. Another helpful resource is Destination DC's official Gay and Lesbian Travel Site.