From a Pride Drag Pageant to a Pride Dog Day, Charlotte will kick off two weeks of Pride festivities Saturday, Aug. 4. With an emphasis on celebration, the city has also incorporated inclusive programming which addresses important themes and dialog being had within the LGBTQ community – such events include Youth Pride Dance, Pride Mass, Trans Pride Job Fair, Pride Summit and more.
Below you will find a few Charlotte Pride Week highlights –
– Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant: Aug. 4, 2019
– Charlotte Pride Dog Day: A Paws-itively Fierce! Doggie Fashion Show – Aug. 9, 2019
– Out With Dance – Youth Pride Dance 2019 – Aug. 9, 2019
– Uni-Tea Queerlesque Show & Candidate Forum – Aug. 10, 2019
– Charlotte Pride Interfaith Service – Aug. 11, 2019
– Charlotte Trans Pride Job Fair – Aug. 13, 2019
– Pride Summit: Deepen your understanding of issues facing the LGBTQ community – Aug. 13, 2019
– Queen City Connects’ Pride Cross Company Mixer – Aug. 15, 2019
– Pride Mass – with a special appearance by the gay men’s chorus of charlotte – Aug. 16, 2019
– Chasers Charlotte Pride After Party: Creepshow Featuring Abhora – Aug. 17, 2019
– A full list of events can be found here.
The main events, Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17 (12-10 p.m.) and Sunday, Aug. 18 (12-6 p.m.) The lineup of artists on the main stage include Betty Who, Amara La Negra, Gia Woods, MAX, Asia O’Hara and Kameron Michaels of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and more.
This year’s parade, which is from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, will feature notable Parade Grand Marshals including Charlotte Black Pride, a local non-profit organization consisting of volunteers interested in promoting a positive image of LGBTQ people of color, as well as Judge John S. Arrowood, the first openly LGBTQ person to win a statewide race in the South.