2018 Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade

Photo Credit: Jennifer Hogan (HoganImaging.com)

The sixth annual Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19 on N. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte during the two-day Charlotte Pride Festival, Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Aug. 19.

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
N. Tryon St., Uptown Charlotte

PrideGuide_ParadeMap-01The Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade will kick off at 1 p.m. from 9th and N. Tryon Sts. Thousands of marchers will continue down Uptown’s main street to Trade St., where marching contingents and floats will be welcomed into Independence Square at Trade & Tryon Sts. by our panel of parade emcees and judges. Parade line-up and staging areas are from 9th to 11th Sts.

Emcee and Judges Stand

The Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade Emcee and Judges Stand will be located at Independence Square at Trade & Tryon Sts.

Accessibility

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.


Parade Emcees & Judges

Delighted Tobehere

Hailing from the Carolinas, Delighted Tobehere has been named one of America’s funniest drag queens. Delighted combines celebrity illusion, vocal impressions, live vocals, lip sync, comedy, intelligence, and quick wit to wow audiences from corporate functions to pride festivals.

Malachi

Malachi is a national recording artist and popular gender-bending drag entertainer, well known for his provocative outfits, wild dance moves, risqué and humorous remakes of popular hit songs and music videos. Malachi returns to Charlotte Pride after moving recently to Atlanta.

Judith Barriga

Latina 102.3 FM’s “La Hora Social” host Judith Barriga brings more than 10 years of service, with a focus on equality. She works to inform the Hispanic community of important issues and resources. She also works as a journalist for Hola News and WCEE Estrella TV Channel 16.

Parade Grand Marshals

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:
Stage Entertainment | Festival | VIP Experience | Parking & Transportation | Pride Guide (Coming Soon)


Parade Applications

Parade applications have now closed.

Parade FAQs & Resources

Parade Frequently Asked Questions
Parade Rules & Regulations
Parade Group Release
Parade Individual Release

2017 Parade Photos

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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 VictoryCorps.com (PDF).

North Carolina Float-Building Companies
clinesfloats.com
kirbyparadefloats.com

Other Resources and Float Materials
VictoryCorps.com

How to Build a Float Resources
ncpride.org/pride/library/articles/floatbuilding.pdf
paradefloatstuff.com/index.php?p=home
valleydecorating.com/paradefloat.html