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High Heel Drag Queen Race 2021

The DC High Heel Drag Queen Race is an annual event that is held 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.

This race began over 30 years ago, The origins of the high heel race can be traced back to when two men decided to race each other, in drag, from one bar to another.

At the DC Drag Queen Race dozens of local residents dress in drag and show off their elaborate outfits. The event is a favorite of the Washington LGBT community but also brings a large crowd from around the region to enjoy an evening of Halloween fun.