Charlotte Pride
Season 2021


We’re still here! We’re still queer! And we’re excited to bring Charlotte Pride’s annual events back in-person for 2021! We’re stoked to expand our usual week-long celebrations into a full Pride Season running from August through November, bringing you even more unique opportunities, activities, and programs than ever before!

The Charlotte Pride Magazine is back with expanded circulation! Ensure your business or organization is spotlighted in this annual keepsake publication with year-round, evergreen reading on the city’s LGBTQ community. Perfect for newcomers to the city, coffee tables, and business lobbies.

The advertising deadline is August 4th!


Stay Informed

We’re planning an awesome slate of programs, events, and activities in 2021. Don’t miss out on the latest news and be the first to know about our plans when we start rolling them out this spring. Subscribe to our email newsletter for the most up-to-date announcements and news.


Charlotte Independence Pride Night
August 14

Join the Charlotte Independence and Charlotte Pride for the team’s inaugural Pride Night! Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the programs of Charlotte Pride. Click the link below for tickets. (And don’t forget your Independence Pride merch!)


Weekend of Service
August 21-22

To kick off Charlotte Pride Season 2021, Charlotte Pride will host a community-wide Weekend of Service. We’re inviting all local community organizations, including LGBTQ groups, allies, schools and student groups, faith communities, businesses/ERGs, neighborhood groups, and more, to plan service and volunteer projects to give back on August 21 and 22. Learn more now, start planning, and submit your service project!


Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant
August 28

Honoring our 2019-2020 Charlotte Pride Drag Court! A gender-inclusive pageant celebrating drag performers! Register now to compete. Mark your calendars for a truly awesome, family-friendly event highlighting drag arts!

About Charlotte Pride

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.

Be a Friend of Pride

Support the important year-round programs and events of Charlotte Pride by becoming a Friend of Pride today! You can now give back in a continuous, sustainable way to support Charlotte Pride’s various programs and community services in Arts & Culture, Economic Growth & Upward Mobility, Community Solidarity, and Visibility & Education.