The DC Drag Queen Race is one of the Washington, DC area’s more unique Halloween events. Each year on the Tuesday before Halloween, thousands of spectators flock to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate outfits and race down 17th Street. The informal block party lasts a few hours and attracts a diverse crowd.
Date: October 29, 2013
Location: 17th Street, between P and S Streets NW near Dupont Circle
Race Time: Begins at 9 p.m. Participants gather as early as 6 p.m.
The following photos show some of the colorful costumes and provide a glimpse of the DC Drag Queen Race.