PNC Bank Festival Zone

2017 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade
August 26-27, 2017 | Uptown Charlotte

Stay tuned for more information on 2017 events!


Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, Noon-10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, Noon-6 p.m.

Charlotte Pride’s free two-day cultural festival includes diverse national, regional and local entertainers, musicians and bands, and numerous participating vending booths, including art exhibitors, area non-profits, political candidates, retailers, food stands and more. The premier event is the culmination of a week-long slate of Charlotte Pride Week events highlighting the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBTQ community. The festival zone is located on S. Tryon St.

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Vendor applications now being accepted through July 15! Click here to learn more about becoming a vendor at this year’s festival.

PNC Bank Festival Zone

Free Admission! We’re proud to present a free festival experience for all! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, Charlotte Pride charges no admission for our festival or parade.



accessibility-iconsCharlotte Pride is proud to be one of the only Uptown festivals to consistently provide accessible opportunities for our entire community over several years.
Charlotte Pride strives to provide an accessible experience for all our attendees and participants. Accessible restrooms, VIP Lounge and stage viewing area will be provided. Sign language interpreters will be available for stage entertainment and at the parade judges/emcee stand.

Festival Attractions

Family Zone
Hosted by PFLAG Charlotte
4th & Tryon Sts.
This family-friendly zone will include games, crafts, dress up and a place for families to be together and have fun. It is intended for children under 11 who are accompanied by an adult. Hours: August 20, Noon-6 p.m.; August 21, 1:30-6 p.m.
Youth Zone Presented by Charlotte Pride
4th & Tryon Sts.
Located next to the Time Out Youth booth. This area is a safe space for LGBTQ youth 13-20 and their allies to hang out, rest & refresh.
Campus Pride LGBT-Friendly College Fair
Levine Avenue of the Arts
Learn more about LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities across the region and nation. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Learn more at
Know Your Status & Learn More
Tryon St., between MLK & Levine
Be sure to stop by our various HIV/AIDS service organizations and educational groups to get tested and learn more about HIV awareness, prevention and treatment.
Food Court
Tryon St., between 3rd & 4th Sts.
With abundant seating and more food options including traditional carnival food, barbecue, Chinese, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs and more.
Flourish: A Celebration of LGBTQ Arts + Culture
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
A “festival within a festival” highlighting Charlotte’s rich LGBTQ arts and cultural scene and showcasing LGBTQ artists, writers, dancers, musicians, poets, lecturers and more. August 20, Noon. More info:
Bud Light Karaoke Lounge
Trade & Tryon Sts.
Grab a drink, sit back and party to the sounds of karaoke, or grab the mic and be a star! Hours: August 20, 1-7 p.m.; August 21, 3-6 p.m.


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More details to be announced soon!

Last updated: Aug. 7, 2016