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I Am What I Am (IAWIA) Pride Festival

June 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The I Am What I Am (IAWIA) Pride Festival will be presented by Tradition Brewing Company, The Newport News Marriott at City Center & Hampton Roads Pride, in partnership with The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity in Hampton, VA on Sunday June 4th, 2023, as the kick-off event to Pride on the Peninsula. We would like to take a moment to thank our Sponsors: Gather 757 Newport News, Abbitt Realty Co., & Pretty Ugly Distribution We are stronger together.

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Time: 12pm-7pm
Location: Tradition Brewing Company
(Front Lawn, Back Patio, and Indoor Taproom)
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News, VA 23606

The Inaugural IAWIA Pride Festival will have:

Over a dozen of world class beers on tap, and the release of PRIDE Beer in collaboration with Billsburg Brewery, Capstan Brewing Company, Makers Craft Brewery, MoMac Brewing Company, Nansemond Brewing Station, Post Secondary Brewing, Studly Brewing Company and Tradition Brewing Company in honor of Hampton Roads Pride.

3 Food Trucks..
Old City BBQ
Get Cheesy
Sweets Truck, Kona Ice and concession stands

BJ Griffin – From this upcoming season of America’s Got Talent
Vivian Deveraux Valentine – Art Commissioner of Newport News
Rachel & The Jelly Cats – 2022 Veer Music Award winners
Dancing Divas Drag Show – Featuring Fushia DeVille, Baby Angel, Sage Angel, Amethyst Stone Douglas, Skarlett D Letter
DJ Ro 757


June 4, 2023
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tradition Brewing Company
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Newport News,
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