Charlotte Pride celebrates successful event, still working to determine attendance estimate

August 22, 2016

Media Contact: Matt Comer, 704-625-6449,

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Organizers with Charlotte Pride are celebrating a successful weekend with a record-breaking Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, including a record increase in participation in our annual parade.

Final attendance estimates have not been released. We are confident that we met or exceeded last year’s attendance, which stood at 120,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. Parade participation jumped to over 140 parade entries, with 3,500 individual marchers in the parade, but full spectator and attendee numbers for the 2016 events are not yet available. We’ll be looking at all the numbers and doing some analysis in the coming days.

Several media outlets are reporting that organizers “expected 200,000” people or are reporting that organizers estimated attendance matched that number. This is incorrect, and has not been released by our organization.

Please note that official attendance estimates will be publicized solely from Charlotte Pride’s media spokesperson, Matt Comer, via press release or media advisory from

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