Charlotte Pride presented its annual Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade on Aug. 20-21, 2016, in Uptown Charlotte and has estimated a total of 130,000 visitors over the course of the weekend event, a nearly 10 percent increase over 2015 attendance.
Our parade emcees and judges — Delighted Tobehere, Bélen Gómez-Jordana and Matt Harris — kept their eyes peeled for parade award winners this year.
Celebrating a successful year, organizers are still working to determine a final attendance estimate.
A transgender speaker, educator and advocate who met with Gov. Pat McCrory this year to ask him to repeal HB2 will keynote a special event this evening highlighting the transgender community's response to and perspectives on the anti-LGBTQ legislation.
Charlotte Pride today kicks off its annual celebrations with its Charlotte Pride Week, with special community events Aug. 12-21, 2016.
Charlotte Pride announces headliner, entertainment and other details for festival and parade, Aug. 20-21, 2016
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts to lead opening ceremony, named grand marshal of parade of annual events Aug. 12-21, 2016; Chart-topping and award-winning R&B singer K. Michelle headlining entertainment this year.
Charlotte Pride statement and resources on possible extraordinary event designation for this year's festival and parade.