Charlotte Pride Week: Aug. 10-19, 2018

Click here to submit your Charlotte Pride Week event!

Charlotte Pride Week is held annually beginning the week before the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade as a celebration of diversity in the Charlotte region — a celebration of who we are, where we have been and, most importantly, where we are going. Charlotte Pride Week features events by organizations, companies and fellow community members that support the LGBTQ community. This year’s Charlotte Pride Week will begin Aug. 10, 2018, culminating with the Charlotte Pride Festival, Aug. 18-19, and Charlotte Pride Parade, Aug. 19.

We are now accepting Charlotte Pride Week event submissions

Charlotte Pride depends upon the partnership and collaboration of local LGBTQ organizations and LGBTQ-friendly companies to make our Charlotte Pride Week a success. Organizations that plan to host community events between Aug. 18-27, 2017, are encouraged to submit their event/project to us. Only events submitted to us make it into our official Charlotte Pride Week calendar of events.

Charlotte Pride can help you market and promote your event:
• On our website’s calendar of events
• In our annual Charlotte Pride Guide, published and distributed before the festival and parade
• In our email newsletter, reaching thousands of local and regional community members
• Through our media relations team’s outreach to local newspapers, TV stations and radio

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THIS FORM with information about your planned event so we can begin to help you market and promote it. Please indicate on the form if there are other areas where we might assist, but, primarily, Charlotte Pride will work to publicize your event on our website or in our Pride Guide or elsewhere. Please submit information that is as near-complete as possible. We’ll follow up if we’re missing any information needed for promotion.

The deadline for submission for possible inclusion in the printed Charlotte Pride Guide magazine is June 22, 2018.

Event Submission and Marketing Policy: Your community event is planned and executed solely by you, your organization or your business. Submitted events cannot conflict with Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade hours or other official events or activities hosted by or sponsored by Charlotte Pride. Charlotte Pride will only accept one Pride Week Event Submission per organization to ensure all local organizations have equal opportunity for event promotion. This event submission form should not be used for collaboration or event sponsorship requests. Ideas, suggestions or proposals for event sponsorships and collaborations should be submitted via email to

Examples of past Charlotte Pride Week events:

Need help brainstorming event ideas for hosting during Charlotte Pride Week? Take a look at the list of past examples of Charlotte Pride Week events:

• Nightlife events: Hosted by local LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly bars and clubs
• Museum nights and tours
• Sports and fitness events
• Theatre, musical and other artistic events
• Dating, networking and mixer events
• Educational workshops, seminars, speaking engagements and other events

Last updated: May 31, 2018