2018 PNC Bank Festival

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Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, Noon – 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Noon – 6 p.m.

Charlotte Pride’s free two-day cultural festival includes diverse national, regional and local entertainers, musicians and bands, and numerous participating vending booths, including art exhibitors, area non-profits, political candidates, retailers, food stands and more. The premier event is the culmination of a week-long slate of Charlotte Pride Week events highlighting the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the metro Charlotte area’s LGBTQ community. The festival zone is located on S. Tryon St.

Stage Entertainment | Parade | VIP Experience | Parking & Transportation | Pride Guide (Coming Soon)


accessibility-iconsCharlotte Pride is proud to be one of the only Uptown festivals to consistently provide accessible opportunities for our entire community over several years.
Charlotte Pride strives to provide an accessible experience for all our attendees and participants. Accessible restrooms, VIP Lounge and stage viewing area will be provided. Sign language interpreters will be available for stage entertainment and at the parade judges/emcee stand.

Festival Attractions

Family Zone
Hosted by PFLAG Charlotte & PNC Bank
Levine Avenue of the Arts
This family-friendly zone will include games, crafts, dress up and a place for families to be together and have fun. It is intended for children under 11 who are accompanied by an adult. Hours: August 18, Noon-6 p.m.; August 19, 1:30-6 p.m.
Campus Pride LGBT-Friendly College Fair
Levine Avenue of the Arts
Learn more about LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities across the region and nation. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Learn more at campuspride.org.
Know Your Status & Learn More
Tryon St., between MLK & Levine
Be sure to stop by our various HIV/AIDS service organizations and educational groups to get tested and learn more about HIV awareness, prevention and treatment.
Food Court
Tryon St., between 3rd & 4th Sts.
With abundant seating and more food options including traditional carnival food, barbecue, Chinese, ice cream, burgers, hot dogs and more.
Karaoke Stage
Tryon & 3rd Sts.
Grab a drink and party to the sounds of karaoke! Listen in or grab the mic and be a star! Karaoke and other performances will be offered throughout the weekend festival.


Stage Entertainment | Parade | VIP Experience | Parking & Transportation | Pride Guide (Coming Soon)

More details to be announced soon!


Vendor Applications

Vendor applications for the 2018 PNC Bank Festival Zone have now closed. The application deadline was July 1, 2018. Final vendor applications and invoices will be processed shortly.

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