Two jam-packed days of fun and entertainment. That’s what you’ll have when you come to the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade on August 26 and 27 this year.
We’ll literally “take over” Uptown Charlotte, with our festival running several city blocks down our main street on Saturday and Sunday, and our parade winding its way down the north end of town on Sunday.
There will be so much to see and so much to do! You’ll not want to miss a minute of it.
That’s why Charlotte Pride has teamed up with two of Uptown’s best hotels — the Charlotte Marriott Center City and Courtyard Charlotte City Center — to give you special rates and access to this year’s festival and parade. Both are located right on our festival and parade footprint! Easy access to all the event has to offer!
Why stay in Uptown during Charlotte Pride? Here are five awesome reasons!
1. Beat the traffic and the parking costs!
Big events in Uptown mean big time traffic and increased parking costs. Sure, you could spend an hour coming into Uptown, searching for an open parking deck not charging $25 to park and then walking blocks to the event. But who has time for all that when you could just wake up and walk downstairs and right into the middle of all the fun!
2. Take a break from the heat!
August in Charlotte can be hot and humid. You’ll want to be outside having fun in the sun, visiting all of our vendors, partying it up at the stage. But, hey, maybe you’ll want to sit down, cool off, or get in a nice wardrobe change before the headliner! No problem. Just walk up to your hotel room and take a breather before coming back for the rest of the party!
3. Great food, great drinks
Our host hotels offer some of the best food and drinks around. Grab breakfast and a hot cup of joe before heading out in the morning. Cool down with your favorite mixed drink in the afternoon and evening! At the Marriott, sit a spell at Coco and the Director, a relaxing, swank neighborhood coffee house right inside the hotel!
4. Have a night out on the town!
You’ll party it up during the day, but the party keeps on going into the night! Whether it’s the kick-off parties on Friday night or the nightlife highlights of the weekend on Saturday, staying in Uptown puts you close to all the action. Plus, you’ll save time by being able to get in your disco nap without the added stress of driving home and back out that night!