2023 PARADE FAQS & RESOURCES
Parade Frequently Asked Questions
Parade Rules & Regulations
Parade Fees/Price List
Parade Group Release Form
2023 FESTIVAL VENDOR FAQS & RESOURCES
Vendor Frequently Asked Questions
Vendor Terms & Conditions
Festival Fees/Price List
PRIDE SEASON 2023
When is the 2023 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade?
Saturday, Aug. 19-Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. Charlotte Pride Week runs Friday, Aug. 11-Friday, Aug. 18, 2023.
Where does the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade occur?
The Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade occurs in Uptown Charlotte. As we get closer to the event dates, we’ll release more detailed event maps and locations.
How do I volunteer for the festival and parade weekend?
Volunteer opportunities for the festival and parade will be announced later this spring and summer. If you’re interested in a more longterm volunteer leadership role, stay tuned for when we open applications to join our festival and parade planning team in the fall.
Is the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade free to attend?
There is no admission or ticket costs to attend the festival and parade. Some portions of the event, like the VIP Experience, or related events/fundraisers may have ticketed entry. There are costs associated with registering a parade entry or festival exhibit space.
What are your host hotels?
You can find our host hotel information HERE.
Where and how can I apply to be in the parade or have a festival exhibit space?
See all of our vendor, parade, and other involvement opportunities at charlottepride.org/pride23.
Are Charlotte Pride events accessible?
We strive to make all of our events accessible to those with disabilities. At the festival and parade, ASL interpreters will be on-site for all events with performers, all areas will be wheelchair/mobility friendly, and we will work to ensure additional accessibilities. Details for individual event accessibility will be published closer to the events.
Where can I find parking for the festival and parade?
The festival and parade is hosted in Uptown, which has a variety of parking and transit options throughout. You can click here for more info on Uptown parking and here for information on Charlotte’s public transit options.
Are pets allowed at your event?
We discourage bringing your furry friends to Charlotte Pride events as our events are outdoor in the heat. Additional details will be included on individual events if they are animal friendly. Service animals are always welcome.
CHARLOTTE PRIDE FUNDING
How do I support Charlotte Pride?
You can become a Friend of Pride! Our Friends are monthly givers who help us sustain our big annual event and focus on creating unique year-round events and activities for our community. Learn more about donating.
How do I sponsor Charlotte Pride?
To learn more about sponsorship, please email Meredith Thompson (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll be happy to share the sponsorship guide and discuss how to involve your business in our Pride Season 2023!
Who funds/pays for Charlotte Pride?
Charlotte Pride is funded by businesses, organizations, and individuals who believe in the mission of Charlotte Pride. If you want to support, see the previous questions about how to support or sponsor Charlotte Pride.
Where do the funds raised at Charlotte Pride go?
The vast majority of proceeds and sponsorship go to the operation and staging of our annual major events. All additional funds raised by Charlotte Pride allow the organization to invest in improving the annual festival and parade, year-round programming, and organizational operations like staff and office space.
How can I advertise in the Charlotte Pride Magazine?
Our annual magazine’s media kit will be published soon. Stay tuned for details.
How can my organization or business plan an event with or for Charlotte Pride?
You can submit events for inclusion in 2023 Charlotte Pride Week (application coming soon). If you are interested in planning an event with Charlotte Pride, please email email@example.com. We have a small team, so we may not be able to plan the event with you, but we are happy to receive suggestions or discuss possibilities.
I want to participant in the Drag Pageant. Where do I learn more?
Find the 2023 Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant Contestant Form online at charlottepride.org/pride23.
I want to perform at Pride. How do I submit my interest?
Find our artist/entertainer interest form online at charlottepride.org/pride23.
I have feedback. Where can I submit my thoughts?
We welcome feedback! Please send suggestions, comments, or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why doesn’t Pride take place in June in Charlotte?
Great question! There are two answers. The simple answer is scheduling. Several large events already take place Uptown in late May, June, and July, and hosting in August enables us to better plan and coordinate with our partners. The more important answer is that Pride is year-round! There’s never a bad time to celebrate our community!
Last updated: March 1, 2023