Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

Charlotte Pride Week: Friday, August 9-Sunday, August 18, 2019
Festival: Saturday, August 17 (12-10pm) – Sunday, August 18 (12-6pm)
Parade: Sunday, August 18 (1-3pm)
Uptown Charlotte



Learn more about the PNC Bank Festival Zone. August 17-18, 2019. S. Tryon Street. More information and event details to be released soon!


Learn more about the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade. August 18, 2019. N. Tryon St. More information and details to be released soon!


Entertainment announcements coming soon for the Wells Fargo Stage and Charlotte Pride Community Stage, presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union.

Host Hotels

Book your rooms at our host hotels today!


Brand new in 2019! The Charlotte Pride Magazine and Pride Guide Mobile App!

Pride Week Events

Submit your event to be featured in Charlotte Pride Week event listings, Aug. 9-18.



Celebrating Stonewall

Together in 2019 we will celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Join us on Saturday, June 15, for a community rally in the afternoon and a celebration in the evening. Click here for more details. We’re also currently working to identify how our entire community can best join the rest of the world in celebrating this momentous occasion through the rest of this year. Stay tuned for more news on ways you can get involved in our Stonewall 50th Anniversary events.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2019 event planned?
The 2019 event will be held Aug. 17-18, 2019, in Uptown Charlotte.

When will VIP passes for the 2019 event be available?
VIP passes went on sale on March 11, 2019. Click here to learn more about this year’s Charlotte Pride VIP Experience.

When will host hotel rates and bookings for the 2019 event be available?
Official host hotel rates and booking is now available. Click here to learn more about our host hotels.

How can I get involved in helping to organize the festival and parade?
We are currently looking for individuals who want to volunteer as a member of our festival and parade teams. Click here to fill out a short interest form. Other volunteer opportunities will be announced in the new year. Our volunteer socials and events will begin in January or February of 2019. Be sure to sign up for our email list to get the most up-to-date news about upcoming events.

Are there other events and activities I can attend or volunteer with?
Absolutely! Take a look at our list of upcoming events for more information on how you can get involved!

How can I apply to march in the parade or set up a vendor booth in the festival zone?
The deadline to apply for vendor spaces and parade entries was June 1st. Unfortunately, we are not able to reopen applications once they have closed.

Why is Charlotte’s Pride event held in August, instead of June?
Understandable question! We get it all the time. Like many other Pride organizations across the country and world, Charlotte’s events are not held in June for a variety of reasons. Click here to read or listen to this awesome story from our local NPR station on the reasons why we hold our event in August!

Have other questions? See our full Frequently Asked Questions

Sponsors & Partners

We are currently accepting new and returning sponsors. Additionally, view our Partner with Pride page for other opportunities to partner or do business with Charlotte Pride.

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Our Community Commitment

Charlotte Pride’s commitment to the community extends through the life of all of our programs. Through our programs and committees, Charlotte Pride commits to treating all people with respect and dignity, creating continuous learning and involvement opportunities , creating awareness on intersectional issues which impact the lives of our diverse community and offering opportunities for the year-round engagement, recognition and empowerment of our volunteers.

Get Involved

Want to get involved as a volunteer in any of these programs? Charlotte Pride is always welcome to new volunteer leaders and committee members. Community members just like you enable each of our programs to be a success! Click the button below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.