August 17 - 18, 2024
Charlotte Pride promises to be an electrifying celebration of love, diversity, and inclusion! Get ready to unleash your inner rainbow in Charlotte and join the festivities with a diverse community of individuals who come together to celebrate the spirit of pride!
This annual event is a two-day extravaganza filled with live music, colorful parades, amazing performances, and amazing experiences. The streets of Uptown Charlotte will be transformed into a vibrant display of glitter and rainbows, as the LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate their pride and identity. Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, Charlotte Pride has something for everyone. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel the love and acceptance that comes with being part of this amazing community.
The weekend kicks off with a lively street festival that spans several blocks in the Uptown area , featuring a wide range of food, drinks, and vendor booths selling everything from handmade crafts to LGBTQ+ pride merchandise. The festival is a great place to meet new friends, learn about local organizations, and soak up the energy of the community. Plus, the main stage at the festival will feature some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, along with rising stars and local talent.
But the real highlight of Charlotte Pride is the pride parade itself, a stunning display of color, diversity, and joy. The parade will wind its way through the heart of Uptown down Tryon Street, with thousands of participants and spectators lining the streets to show their support.
Whether you're marching in the parade, cheering from the sidelines, or dancing along to the music, the sense of community and belonging is truly inspiring. The parade is a powerful reminder that love is love, and everyone deserves to live their life authentically and proudly.
As the weekend comes to a close, you'll leave Charlotte Pride with a heart full of love and memories that will last a lifetime. This event is more than just a celebration of LGBTQ+ pride - it's a powerful statement of unity and acceptance that inspires us all to be our true selves, and to celebrate the diversity that makes us stronger. Hope to see you in the streets of "Queen City!"
The Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade is the annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community held in the heart of Uptown on Tryon Street. The exact route changes yearly, but is always held in the Uptown area. The festival runs over both Saturday and Sunday, featuring a gay village complete with food trucks, beer stands and a huge stage with live performances throughout the evenings. The majority of the festival takes place on South Tryon Street, between 3rd Street and the Levine Avenue of the Arts. The after-parties and club events will be held around the Noda neighborhood.
The Charlotte Pride Parade kicks off a little after midday, going down Tryon Street. The parade is made up of a mixture of elaborate floats, featuring dozens of groups and individuals dressed up in elaborate costumes. The event is open to everyone in the LGBTQ+ community and allies, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The parade traditionally stops off around Tryon Street near 4th Street, with the festival ensuing after (The route sometimes varies, so check their site for most up-to-date route). Rainbow everything awaits you in Charlotte, so get ready for a magical time.
The address for this event varies. To get the most up-to-date location information please visit the official website or official social media pages below.
August 17 - 18, 2024
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