Pride Week Events

Featured 2019 Charlotte Pride Week & Community Events

A Note Regarding Accessibility: Charlotte Pride has attempted to identify accessibility details for as many event venues as possible. Updates to accessibility details will continue to be updated as they are acquired.

Festival & Parade
August 17-18, 2019
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August 4, 2019 | 6-9pm
OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE PRIDE EVENT

Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant

Levine Museum of the South
200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
$10-$50
charlottepride.org/pageant

Charlotte Pride’s annual Drag Pageant, crowning the next Ms. Charlotte Pride, Mr. Charlotte Pride and Mx. Charlotte Pride for the 2019-2020 season. Honoring 2018 Ms. Charlotte Pride Kristin Collins. You’re in for a magical show, with a reimagined pageant format, new location, and new time!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Click here to go to our Eventbrite page and get your general admission or VIP tickets today!

Tickets begin at just $10, with VIP tickets at $50. VIP ticketholders receive access to a pre-show reception and contestant meet-and-greet with hors d’oeuvres, 6-6:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Validated parking for all guests who park at the Levine Museum’s next-door parking garage, 7th Street Station.

Presented with the support of Cargo Transporters.

Questions about the pageant? Email kristin@charlottepride.org.

Accessibility Information:
The Levine Museum of the New South is fully accessible to those using wheelchairs and other mobility devices, including accessible parking and restrooms. Triggers at this event may include loud music/sounds, large crowds, and flashing lights.

August 9, 2019 | 5-8pm
OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE PRIDE EVENT

Charlotte Pride Dog Day
A PAWS-itively Fierce! Doggie Fashion Show!

Freedom Park, Shelter # 2
1908 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
FREE
facebook.com/events/1418606578292780/

Grab your leash and your dog and join us for the Pride Dog Day. We know you love your dog and you want to show them off! Charlotte Pride will be hosting an evening out at the park for you and your four-legged friend!

This isn’t your average evening out, we will be hosting a PAWS-itively Fierce! Doggie Fasihon Show! Let your dog strut their stuff and win some cool prizes for them. Dogs have the chance to win in two categories: Best in Pride (rainbow and Pride-themed wear) and Natural Beauty. First and Second Prizes will be given for each category!

Light refreshments for the humans. Treats and water for the pups!

Hosted by Charlotte Pride at Freedom Park, 1908 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203. Follow the signs once you enter the park for Shelter #2!

WANT TO GO AHEAD AND SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE FESTIVAL AND PARADE?! Visit https://charlottepride.org/volunteers/ to learn more and sign up today!

Accessibility Information:
The event will be hosted at Freedom Park Shelter 2. The Shelter is accessible by those using wheelchairs and other mobility devices.


August 9, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm

OUT with Dance – Youth Pride Dance 2019

Time Out Youth Center
3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205
FREE
timeoutyouth.org

Join us for our annual pride dance sponsored by Charlotte Black Pride and Charlotte Pride. We will have food, DJ, live drag performance and celebrate the grand opening of our new David Bohnett Cyber Center. Admission is FREE and participants will get a first look at our 2019 Youth and Family Zone for Charlotte Pride 2019.

August 10, 2019 | 6-9:30pm

Uni-Tea Queerlesque Show & Candidate Forum

C3 Labs
2525 Distribution St., Charlotte, NC 28203
$35
facebook.com/events/483844905717790/

CLT NOW is kicking off Charlotte Pride Week with the Queerlesque show. Queerly Beloved, based out of Atlanta, is a collective of queer artists of all spectrums entertaining in the arts of Burlesque, Drag and much more! This event transcends many intersections of the LGBTQIA community in a fun and innovative style that has wowed pride crowds across this region. In addition to the performance, we will also conduct a forum with elected officials from Mecklenburg County to learn how they will engage our LGBT+ community. The candidates have been invited as a joint effort with YDNC LGBT+ Caucus and CLT NOW. Light bites are available throughout the night and included in your paid admission. A cash bar will be available to purchase alcoholic beverages. Doors open at 6pm. Show begins at 6:45pm.


August 11, 2019 | 4-6pm
OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE PRIDE EVENT

Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service

Caldwell Presbyterian Church
1609 E. Fifth St., Charlotte, NC 28204
FREE
facebook.com/events/1158685434255075/

Charlotte Pride’s annual LGBTQ-affirming Interfaith Service is open to all people of all faith backgrounds in the community. This year, in recognition of Stonewall, the Interfaith service “comes home” to its original host, Caldwell Presbyterian Church.

August 13, 2019 | 11am-3pm
OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE PRIDE EVENT

Charlotte Trans Pride Job Fair

Leon Levine Opportunity Center
Goodwill Opportunity Campus
5301 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208
FREE
facebook.com/events/656361794875485/

Trans-affirming employers will be present to discuss career opportunities for transgender community members. Other folks from the LGBQ community are welcome. Hosted at the Leon Levine Opportunity Center on the Goodwill Opportunity Campus.

Presented by Charlotte Pride in partnership with Bank of America. An official Charlotte Pride Week event!

Confirmed employers so far include Bank of America, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, FedEx, Goodwill, JetStream, Novant Health, Turner Construction Company, Year Up CPCC and others.

Accessibility Information:
The Goodwill Opportunity Campus is accessible for those using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, including accessible restrooms.


August 13, 2019 | 2pm

Pride Summit

Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
2412 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216
FREE
cmlibrary.org/event/109660-lgbtq-summit

Deepen your understanding of issues facing the LGBTQ community, network with others in our community from across Mecklenburg County, learn what organizations and individuals are doing to advance health, safety, fairness, and inclusion in the LGBTQ community in North Carolina, learn about efforts to ensure LGBTQ protections in North Carolina. Meet established and emerging leaders, activists, advocates, community members, and allies from throughout Mecklenburg County for an afternoon of learning and networking.

Accessibility Information:
This event venue is accessible for those using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, including accessible restrooms.

August 13, 2019 | 6-9pm
OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE PRIDE EVENT

Charlotte Trans Pride Mixer

Resident Culture
2101 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
FREE
facebook.com/events/733787003762553/

Join Charlotte Trans Pride for a social mixer at Resident Culture in Plaza Midwood following the Charlotte Trans Pride Job Fair earlier in the day.

Accessibility Information:
This event venue is accessible for those using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, including accessible restrooms.


August 13, 2019 | 8:30pm

Drag Trivia Pride Kickoff

Petra’s
1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
21+, $1 for new memberships
www.facebook.com/events/927598967593917

Great prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along great drink specials. Hosted by your favorite Trivia Vixen, Onya and Point Butch Will Charmer.

Doors open at 7pm. Team registration starts at 8. Check out @dragtrivia on Instagram at noon the day of for your hint of the day!

Get your tickets today and message Drag Trivia for table reservations!

August 14, 2019 | 8pm

Wine Down Wednesday

Mellow Mushroom Uptown
255 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202
$20
facebook.com/events/632751833912098/

Join hostess Onya Nerves for Wine Down Wednesday, on August 14th starting at 9 pm. to kick off Charlotte Pride with our amazing cast. Get your tickets in advance as you wont want to miss out on the best place to be in uptown!

Your admission includes front row access to our amazing cast of Drag Queens where you can indulge in a delicious selection of food from the talented cooks at Mellow Mushroom. Our house DJ will keeping the party going from 8 – 12. $10 house wine bottles along with a Signature Cocktail special for the night.

Door Cover starts at 8:00PM. Showtime begins at 9:00PM.


August 14, 2019 | 8pm

Whiskey Shtick Pride Edition

Single Barrel Room
1221 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
FREE
facebook.com/events/1360733904089181/

A Comedy Show featuring the top LGBTQIA+ comics from Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Hosted by Shaine Laine and Glass Ceiling Comedy Productions.

August 15, 2019 | 5:30pm

Queen City Connects’ Pride Cross Company Mixer

Bar Argon
4544 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28209
FREE
queencityconnects.com

Take this opportunity to expand your business card list from over 45 Charlotte area organizations, and for your company’s LGBT+ ERG/BRG to mix, mingle, and connect with those who support the LGBT+ community.


August 15, 2019 | 6pm

MG Pride Family Picnic

Missiongathering Charlotte
420 E 15th St., Charlotte, NC 28206
FREE
facebook.com/events/1826325474137854/

Missiongathering Charlotte is a PROGRESSIVE church for a progressive city. Join us for our first annual Pride Family Picnic! We will have free food, drinks, cotton candy, bounce house, music, activities, crafts, lots of rainbows and lots of LOVE! God takes PRIDE in you!

August 15, 2019 | 6-8pm

Rise with Pride

Ascent Uptown
225 S Poplar St, Charlotte, NC 28202
FREE, RSVP requested at link below
RSVP requested

Join Equality North Carolina as we team up with our friends at Greystar Properties to host a Pre-Pride mixer at the luxurious Ascent Uptown Charlotte. Revel in stunning, panoramic views of Uptown Charlotte and beyond, enjoy a premium open beer and wine bar, nibble on tasty treats, and learn more about how to become involved in America’s oldest LGBTQ organization – Equality NC! Featuring Kendra Johnson, our Executive Director, with surprise guests to join us at the event.


August 15, 2019 | 7pm

Pour Pride

Pour Taproom
1212 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
FREE (registration required, via Facebook)
facebook.com/events/2285970001479608/

We’re excited to celebrate Charlotte Pride with Seabrooks Ent hosting an epic Pride Music Bingo! There will also be fabulous drag performances and Shimmer Down will be in the house for all of your sparkle needs!

August 16, 2019 | 6pm

OutWOD Charlotte

Silver Wolf Crossfit
2128 Remount Rd., Charlotte, NC 28208
$30
iamout.org/events/charlotte/

You’re invited to come #sweatforacause with OUTWOD!
OUTWOD is not your typical workout fundraiser – we’re totally extra!
OUTWODs are 100% inclusive, not only of gender, sexuality and of favorite member of Destiny’s Child…but also of fitness level.
Never done CrossFit? No problem!
A Games-level athlete? Oh we’ve got something in store for you too!
Here’s how it works!
1. First – visit the ticket link — https://iamout.org/events/charlotte/ — to register yourself.
2. You’ll get an email confirming your registration AND giving you a little step-by-step on sharing the event fundraising page.
Do you have to fundraise? No. Does it make you cooler, likeable, more awesome? Pshhh Duh!
Every OUTWOD has a goal of raising the most funds as possible for The OUT Foundation. You can read more about our work here https://www.iamout.org/
3. Now that you’re all registered and fundraising has begun, head on over to the OUTWOD shop and get you some gear…we recommend grabbing some more Pride gear wherever you can find it. Not that it’s beauty contest…but it’s definitely a “who wore it best” contest. More rainbows. More reps.
And yeah – that’s basically it! We’re super excited to have you at this awesome fundraising and sweat-inducing event.
Bring friends.


August 16, 2019 | 6:30pm

Pride Mass

Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church
1510 E 7th St. Charlotte, NC 28204
FREE
facebook.com/events/635529626953314/

A service to proclaim God’s love and delight in all and especially within the LGBTQ+ community. Everyone is welcome. (Special appearance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte)

August 16, 2019 | 8pm-Midnight
OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE PRIDE EVENT

Charlotte Pride Women’s Takeover

Taproom Social
430 W 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
FREE
facebook.com/events/2913927795344585/

Calling all women! Begin Charlotte Pride weekend with a special party and takeover just for you! Open
to all women-identified people. Drink specials, raffle prizes, and other goodies at Taproom Social in Uptown! Free gift bag for the first 150 people who attend!

Accessibility Information:
This event venue is accessible for those using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, including accessible restrooms.


August 16, 2019 | 8pm

Bear Happy Hour – Pride Friday

Crown Station
3629 North Davidson St., Charlotte, NC 28205
FREE
facebook.com/events/1242855319226289/

Join us for our annual Pride Friday Bear Happy Hour. This will be an evening of drinks, music, and fun. The event is always open to all people so come kick off Pride Weekend with a bang with us.

August 16, 2019 | 8pm

Celebrating Pride featuring Bad Romance: A Tribute To Lady Gaga

The Fillmore Charlotte
820 Hamilton St., Charlotte, NC 28206
$12 presale, $15 day of show, $7.50 on Groupon
facebook.com/events/447750569107704/

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 7:30pm & show begins at 8:30pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.


August 16, 2019 | 10pm

Stonewall Birthday Pride Dance Party

Visulite Theatre
1615 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
$10-$200
facebook.com/events/2352034605054921/

Celebrate Stonewall Sports Charlotte’s 5th birthday, while honoring the 50th anniversary milestone of the Stonewall uprising. Featuring DJ “Neon the GlowGoBear,” with special guest entertainment and event host Arron Malachi.

August 16, 2019 | 9pm

Neon 90s Pride Kickoff Party

World of Beer
210 E Trade Suite E280, Charlotte, NC 28202
21+, $5
www.facebook.com/events/379116356129099/

Pride Kickoff Party @ WOB Epicentre! Best of the 90s spun by DJ Eric B (Argon) all night PLUS two shows featuring the top queens in the Carolinas! Skylar Michelle-Monet, Angela Lopez, Tia Douglas, Ashley Jordan, Breonna Tenae & Jayla Serena Mitchell. Showtimes are 9:30pm and Midnight – unique show for each time!


August 17-18, 2019
OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE PRIDE EVENT

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

Uptown Charlotte
FREE
charlottepride.org

The Carolinas’ largest celebration of LGBTQ Pride! A two-day, free street festival, national and regional entertainment and parade on Sunday!

MORE INFORMATION:
Parade | Festival
Stage | Mobile App

August 17, 2019 | 10pm

ZŪTOPIA Just Twirl PRIDE Party

WORLD Nightclub
900 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28206
$25+ for General Admission, $40+ for VIP
https://www.facebook.com/events/307026879943505/

Ever felt different? Like you don’t fit in? You’re not alone. No matter your fur, scales, or stripes, you belong here! Take a Twirl on the wild side with us: Welcome to ZŪTOPIA! Where You Belong…

Just Twirl Events proudly presents ZŪTOPIA | PRIDE Party

Featuring International DJ/Producer Dan Slater. Dan Slater is an Australian DJ and Producer based in the United States. After years in the club scene as one of the most in demand dancers and show producers, Dan’s love of music eventually lured him onto the decks – and this new chapter has gained him the attention of promoters and clubbers around the world. He has been bringing his upbeat, chunky house sound to dance floors across the globe, and his talent for sculpting the energy of a party is in a league of its own. He draws from the progressive sounds of the European club scene, as well as the Latino fire of South America as he moves seamlessly between house, circuit, tech and deep house.

Yes we’ve rented the entire club JUST for Charlotte Pride, and portion of proceeds will benefit Twirl to the World Foundation, including one of this year’s beneficiaries, Charlotte Pride. Join us as we welcome DJ Dan Slater for his inaugural visit to the Queen City!


August 17, 2019 | 10pm

Rainbowtopia

Bassment Nightclub
Dilworth Neighborhood Grille

911 E. Morehead St, Charlotte , NC 28204
$15 advance, $20 door, 21+
https://www.facebook.com/events/2346494405614714/

Welcome to ‘RAINBOWTOPIA’
NC’s BIGGEST YEARLY GIRL PARTY, all welcomed!
(7th Annual Pride Event)

Featuring 2 Stages of Sound
GoGo Dancers
Party Favors
Giveaways
Photo Booth
Multiple Bar Stations
700+ Attend Yearly

(Stage 1: Taste The Rainbow)
DJ Annalyze (Los Angeles, CA)
DOMii (Charlotte, NC)

(Stage 2: Pink Fluffy Unicorns)
Dj Stampede Beats (Tampa, FL)

August 17, 2019 | 10pm

Chasers Charlotte Pride After Party: Creepshow featuring Abhora

Chasers Charlotte NoDa
3217 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
$15
facebook.com/events/383377212527811/

The Creepshow, featuring Abhora of Dragula Season 2 and Priscilla Chambers of Dragula Season 3. Also appearing at the party is Vegas Van Dank and Misster, with special guests Lolita Van Dank, Reptilian Anderson Chambers and Pride Spotlight Performance by Skylar Michele-Monet.

Accessibility Information:
Those who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices may find this event venue hard to navigate. Event venue does not have accessible restrooms.