Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

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

PNC BANK
FESTIVAL ZONE

Saturday, Aug. 17, 12pm-10pm
Sunday, Aug. 18, 12pm-6pm
S. Tryon St.
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BANK OF AMERICA
CHARLOTTE PRIDE PARADE

Sunday, Aug. 18, 1-3pm
N. Tryon St.
Emcee Stage: Trade & Tryon Sts.
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WELLS FARGO
STAGE

Saturday, Aug. 17, 12:30pm-10pm
Sunday, Aug. 18, 1:30pm-6pm
S. Tryon & Stonewall Sts.
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Pride Week Events

Special Charlotte Pride and community events from early August through Aug. 18th!
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is the festival and parade free to attend?
YES! We do not charge admission to the festival or the parade and both are free to attend! Concerts at the main stage and community stage are also free to watch. We do sell VIP passes for extra benefits. See next question.

What is VIP and how can I buy a pass?
The Charlotte Pride VIP Experience gives passholders exclusive access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge, complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and other benefits. Passes are on sale online! Click here to learn more about this year’s Charlotte Pride VIP Experience.

Do you have any host hotels?
Official host hotel rates and booking is now available. Click here to learn more about our host hotels.

How can I volunteer for the festival and parade?
We are currently looking for individuals who want to volunteer and help make the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade the biggest success it can be. CLICK HERE NOW to learn more about volunteering and sign up for a volunteer slot!

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 has already passed. 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

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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

Ever wondered how you could be a part of making Charlotte Pride a success each year? Wonder no more! Applications are now open for 2020 Team Coordinator positions for the festival, parade, and our various year-round programs! Teams of dedicated and talented volunteers who put their heart and soul into this work year-round are what make this organization a great place to get involved. Click the button below to learn more and apply for a 2020 Team Coordinator position today!