LGBTQ – Gay Pride Events

Calendar of LGBTQ or Gay Pride Events/Festivals/Parades in North Carolina and South Carolina

Updated September 2018 – News may be sent to:  pride@thecarolinanerd.com

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Pride Festivals in the Carolinas


State - CityEvent / WebsiteSocial LinkAttendanceNext Event -
NC, AshevilleBlue Ridge PrideFacebook10,000+ (2017)September 29, 2018
NC, BurlingtonAlamance PrideFacebook3,000 (2017)October 6, 2018
NC, CharlotteCharlotte Black Gay PrideFacebook17,000+ (2018)2019
NC, CharlotteCharlotte Pride Festival & ParadeFacebook165,000+ (2018)2019, August 17-18
NC, Elizabeth CityNENC PridefestFacebook<1,000 (2018)2019
NC, FayettevilleFayetteville Pride FestFacebook<1,000 (2018)2019
NC, GastoniaGaston PrideFacebook<1,000 (2017)TBA (Postponed)
NC, GreensboroGreensboro PrideFacebook8,000+ (2017)October 21, 2018
NC, HickoryCatawba Valley PrideFacebook<1,000 (2017)September 22, 2018
NC, Nags HeadOBX (Outer Banks) PrideFestFacebook<1,000 (2017)September 21, 2018
NC, PinehurstSandhills PrideFacebook2019
NC, RaleighOut! RaleighFacebook61,000+ (2018)2019, May 4
NC, SalisburySalisbury PrideFacebook7,000+ (2018)2019
NC, WilmingtonPort City PrideFacebook<1,000 (2018)2019
NC, Winston SalemPride Winston SalemFacebook20,000 (2017)October 13, 2018
SC, CharlestonCharleston PrideFacebookSeptember 22, 2018
SC, ColumbiaSouth Carolina Black PrideFacebook<1,000 (2018)2019
SC, ColumbiaFamously Hot South Carolina PrideFacebook75,000+ (2017)October 19-20, 2018
SC, Myrtle BeachGrand Strand Pride Expo & GalaFacebook<1,000 (2018)2019
SC, SpartanburgUpstate PrideFacebook1,000+ (2017)November 3, 2018