Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade 2020
Twentieth Annual Celebration
Charlotte Pride Week: Friday, July 24 – Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020
Festival: Saturday, Aug. 1 – Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020
Parade: Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020
Join us as we celebrate 20 years in 2020!
2020 marks Charlotte Pride’s grand celebration of two decades worth of visibility, empowerment, and community-building in the Queen City! Join us Summer 2020 for our twentieth annual festival and eighth annual parade in Uptown Charlotte! More exciting news and updates are coming soon! Want to stay in the loop and be the first to receive news and announcements? Click here to sign up for our email list.
SUPPORT CHARLOTTE PRIDE BY ADVERTISING IN THE 2020 CHARLOTTE PRIDE MAGAZINE!
Charlotte Pride’s premier, annual, one-of-a-kind arts, entertainment, lifestyle, and community resource magazine! Hitting the streets in mid-July! Advertising deadline is May 15, 2020!
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the 2020 event planned?
The 2020 event will be held Aug. 1-2, 2020, 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 air-conditioned lounge, complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and other benefits. Passes are now on sale.
Do you have any host hotels?
Official host hotel rates and booking will be available in early 2020.
How can I volunteer for the festival and parade?
Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities, events, and sign-ups starting in early 2020.
How can I apply to march in the parade or set up a vendor booth in the festival zone?
Parade and vendor applications are now open. Click here for parade information and click here for vendor information.
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…
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.