LGBTQ – Gay Pride Events

2019 Calendar of LGBTQ or Gay Pride Events/Festivals/Parades in North Carolina and South Carolina
(and a couple just across our state lines)

Updated May 2019 – News may be sent to:  pride@thecarolinanerd.com

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Pride Festivals in the Carolinas

…and cities within Georgia, Tennessee, & Virginia near the state lines

State - CityNext Major Pride EventEvent / WebsiteSocial LinkAttendance (2018)
NC, Asheville2019, Sept 23-29Blue Ridge PrideFacebook10,000+
NC, Burlington2019Alamance PrideFacebook3,000+
NC, Carrboro2019, June 26Pride Dance PartyFacebook Event
NC, Charlotte2019, July 17-21Charlotte Black Gay PrideFacebook17,000+
NC, Charlotte2019, AugustCharlotte Latin PrideFacebook
NC, Charlotte2019, Aug 17-18Charlotte Pride Festival & ParadeFacebook165,000+
NC, Durham2019, June 15Orgullo Latinx - Latinx PrideFacebook
NC, Durham2019, Sept 28Pride Durham
NC, Elizabeth City2019, June 29NENC PridefestFacebook
NC, Fayetteville2019, June 29Fayetteville Pride FestFacebook
NC, Fayetteville2019, August 15-19Fayetteville Black PrideFacebook
NC, Gastonia2019Gaston PrideFacebook
NC, GreensboroSept 15, 2019Greensboro Pride Festival 2019Facebook12,000+
NC, Hickory2019, September 21Catawba Valley PrideFacebook
NC, Nags Head2019, Sept 13-15OBX (Outer Banks) PrideFestFacebook
NC, Pinehurst2019Sandhills PrideFacebook
NC, Raleigh2019, Sept 28NC Pride at NightFacebook
NC, Raleigh2020, May 2Out! Raleigh 2020Facebook65,000+ (2019)
NC, Salisbury2019, June 22Salisbury PrideFacebook7,000+
NC, Wilmington2019, Aug 31Port City PrideFacebook
NC, Winston Salem2019, Oct 19Pride Winston SalemFacebook29,000+
SC, Charleston2019, Sept 7-14Charleston PrideFacebook18,000+
SC, Columbia2019, Aug 22-25South Carolina Black PrideFacebook
SC, Columbia2019, Oct 4-5Famously Hot South Carolina PrideFacebook85,000+
SC, Myrtle Beach2019, June 1Grand Strand PrideFacebook
SC, Spartanburg2019, Nov 2Upstate PrideFacebook2,000+
--- GA, TN, VA ---
GA, Atlanta2019, Oct 11-13Atlanta Pride (Largest Pride in the Southeast)Facebook300,000+
GA, Augusta2019, June 21-22Augusta Pride (includes North Augusta/Aiken SC areas)Facebook14,000+
GA, Savannah2019, Oct 24-26Savannah Pride (just south of Charleston)Facebook10,000+
TN, Kingsport2019, Sept 7TriPride Tennessee (near the NC state line)Facebook
VA, Norfolk2019, June 21-22Hampton Roads Pride (near the NC state line)Facebook