Youth Pride Dance, local Pride drag pageant events kick off August

The Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade is less than a month away, and local community members are kicking off the month of August right, with three awesome events to get you in the Pride spirit!

Youth Pride Dance

Friday, Aug. 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Time Out Youth Center
3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC

Time Out Youth Center once again hosts the annual Pride Youth Dance in partnership with Charlotte Pride and a host of other community organizations! This drug, alcohol and tobacco free event is for youth ages 13-20. Click here for more event information.

Mr. Charlotte Latin Pride

Saturday, Aug. 5, 9pm
AzucarLatino Charlotte
5317 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC

Who will be crowned the next Mr. Charlotte Latin Pride and join the newly-crowned 2017 Miss Charlotte Latin Pride on stage and in the parade at the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade? Come on out to watch the contest and find out! Click here for more information on the event and other Charlotte Latin Pride activities.

Miss Charlotte Pride Pageant

Sunday, Aug. 6, 9pm
Chasers Charlotte NODA
3217 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC

The reigning queen of Charlotte Pride passes her crown to a new title-holder at this annual Miss Charlotte Pride Pageant, honoring current reigning Miss Charlotte Pride Shelita Bonet Hoyle and featuring former Miss Charlotte Pride winners from over the last decade and other special Pride pageant holders. Click here for more information on the event.