The Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade is coming back to the streets of Uptown Charlotte!
August 20-21, 2022
One of the most unique LGBTQ celebrations in the U.S. southeast returns to the heart of Charlotte in August. We’ll kick-off our celebrations during Pride Month in June, partner with our community for celebrations in July, and cap it off in August with the largest annual parade in Charlotte, the Queen City of the Carolinas!
Just Announced: New Event Details
+ VIP Passes and Host Hotels!
Get your VIP Early Bird passes through June 30 and book your stay in one of our host hotels!
Get Involved: Application Central
Applications are now open for festival vendor/exhibitor spaces, parade entries, Pride Week events, awards, artist/entertainer submission, and more!
Nominations open for Champions of Pride and Parade Grand Marshals
Nominate your local heroes for the 2022 Charlotte Pride Champions of Pride Awards and for the 2022 Charlotte Pride Parade Grand Marshals. Nomination deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022.
Advertise in the 2022 Charlotte Pride Magazine
Support Charlotte Pride while getting the word out about your business or organization. Advertising rates starting at just $200. Advertising deadline is July 15th.
Volunteer at the festival and parade!
It takes the love, time, commitment, and passion of hundreds of awesome community members just like you to make the festival and parade weekend a success. Learn more about volunteering and sign up today!
Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas.
Charlotte Pride presents and collaborates on programs, projects, and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Charlotte Latinx Pride, Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Women’s Pride, Charlotte Pride Interfaith Programs, and Reel Out Charlotte, The Queen City’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival, 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. Charlotte Pride is now one of the largest LGBTQ Pride organizations in the American Southeast.