DC at Night

DC at Night

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bring Out the High Heels; DC Drag Race Is Back

Welcome to this week's Monday Must-See, Must-Do post. On Mondays, we offer an entry about some current exhibit, event, or dining experience in DC you should take in. Sometimes, we will write the post. Sometimes, it will be taken from another publication. But no matter who is the writer, we believe Monday Must-See, Must-Do will showcase something you shouldn't miss. 

Each year on the Tuesday before Halloween, the Dupont Circle neighborhood is the site of one of DC's most-fun annual activities - The 17th Street High Heel Race.

Although the actual race doesn't start until 9 p.m., you want to arrive early as crowds of thousands begin arriving by 6 to view the site of almost 100 drag queens in every type of costume sashaying and prancing up and down a blocked-off 17th Street again and again. 

Many of the crowd pour out into the street to get their picture taken with the obliging queens, while others simply hoot, holler, and applaud.

In short, a gay time is had by all. Here are some photos from the last 2 years of the race.

Blog Archive

Popular Posts