Charlotte Pride & Charlotte Black Pride Announce Cancellation of 2020 in-person events

Charlotte Pride, in partnership with Charlotte Black Pride, announced on April 28, 2020, that all in-person annual Pride events originally scheduled in July and August are cancelled.


2020 Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade

Photo Credit: Grant Baldwin Photography.

The eighth annual Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade was originally scheduled to be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, 1-3 p.m. on Tryon St. in Uptown Charlotte during the two-day Charlotte Pride Festival, Saturday, Aug. 1 and Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. This year’s festival and parade have been canceled.



The tentative dates for our 2021 events are Aug. 21-22, 2021.

Past Parade Photos

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Learn more: Participating in The Parade

A parade entry can be an individual or group who participates in the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade. Entries can be groups of individuals with their own theme, set, cast, sound and scenario. Art meets social commentary in the back of a truck, on motorcycles or marching along Tryon Street. Whatever your entry may be, it should openly display something: showing yourself off, displaying your ideals, recognizing your friends or making a statement against discrimination and bigotry — all done with a sense of artistic flair in full public view.

Examples and Ideas for Charlotte Pride Parade Entries:

  • Parade Entries can be individuals or groups of individuals;
  • Parade Entries can be motorcycles, cars, trucks, flat bed trucks, decorated in a festive manner that represents your group, business, or makes a social statement;
  • Parade Entries can be marching bands, street performers, dance groups, or a festive theme;
  • Parade Entries can be artistic and showcase the ideas of your group;
  • Parade Entries can be colorful, entertaining, and display community achievement and pride;
  • Parade Entries can represent Charlotte, the Carolinas, sports, tourism, health, prosperity, entertainment and/or the arts;
  • Parade Entries can promote worthy causes in a creative, crowd-pleasing way;
  • Parade Entries can represent the wide cultural diversity of the region.

Parade Resources

Float Building Handbook:
Click here to download this handy float-building handbook from (PDF).

North Carolina Float-Building Companies

Other Resources and Float Materials

How to Build a Float Resources