(McLean, VA) August 25, 2016 – Northern VA Pride (NOVA Pride) is excited to announce the third annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival will feature PAW PRIDE PARK- a loving space for our four-legged friends, at the Bull Run Special Events Center in Centreville, Virginia on Saturday, October 1, 2016. 

We are seeking sponsors for this large off-leash dog park as well as donations to make sure our four-legged friends are provided with a clean and safe environment.  We are in need of fencing, tents for shade, pooper scoopers, trash cans, poop bags, bag stands, and water dishes. We are also calling on donations for leashes, collars, towels, food, water dishes, pet beds, food and more for our other 501c3 rescue friends (NOVA Pride gives back to the community as well, so all donations will be divided out to any rescues that participate in the festival). We also want to provide health and wellness opportunities for our four-legged friends by having vaccinations available and nutrition education surrounding the play area.

This is also a great vendor opportunity for any business specializing in animals due to the thousands of pet owners that attend the festival each year. If you interested, please send all inquiries to or

 More information is forthcoming, and will be available via the following outlets:  |  |

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

About Northern Virginia 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.

Brian Reach