Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

August 18 & 19, 2018
Uptown Charlotte

Parade Deadline!

Parade entry deadline has been extended to July 15, 2018!

Festival & Parade

The region’s largest, premier event celebrating the LGBTQ community.

Our Programs

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Events &



Our annual BEAR-B-QUE is the most fun you’ll have all year! Catered BBQ meal, silent auction, and meet-and-greets with special guests Dylan James, Michael Roman and Billy Santoro. Save $5 when you purchase tickets online.

Volunteer Socials

JULY 25 | AUG 1 | AUG 5

Come hang out and learn more about how you can volunteer this year and make the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade a grand success in 2018! Free refreshments, food and drinks!

Interfaith Service

AUG 12

The Annual Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service helps to kick off Pride Week with a diversity of faith traditions, speakers, music and a reception following the service! Join us!

Latin Pride


Learn more about Charlotte Latin Pride’s upcoming programs and events, including July support nights on HIV/AIDS, Mr. Charlotte Latin Pride Pageant and more!

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

AUGUST 18-19, 2018

The largest LGBTQ Pride event between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., takes over Uptown Charlotte. Featuring a week-long Pride Week before the two-day weekend festival and Sunday afternoon parade — the largest, most colorful and most fabulous parade in Charlotte!

About Charlotte Pride

Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas. We present and collaborate on programs, projects, and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Latin Pride, and Reel Out Charlotte, among others. Since its founding in 2000, Charlotte Pride has expanded its year-round programming and partnerships to better connect community members with its mission, vision, and values. It is now one of the largest LGBTQ Pride organizations in the American Southeast.


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