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
Uptown Charlotte

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.

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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 will go on sale in early 2020.

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 will be available in early 2020.

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 a variety of program leadership opportunities. 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 Program Team Coordinator position today!