LGBTQ – Gay Pride Events

NOTICE:  In 2016, The Carolina Nerd created a website for a volunteer group to promote LGBTQ resources and events in the two Carolinas.  Unfortunately, the group disbanded in November of 2017.

The original volunteers have asked that their most popular page, the Calendar of LGBTQ or Gay Pride Events, be preserved and made available to the public.  In consideration of that request, the calendar is available on this page until further notice.

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


Updates may be sent to:  pride@thecarolinanerd.com

Updated June 2018


DateEvent / WebsiteLocationSocial Link
July 25-29, 2018Charlotte Black Gay PrideNC, CharlotteFacebook
August 18-19, 2018Charlotte Pride Festival & ParadeNC, CharlotteFacebook
August 24-26, 2018South Carolina Black PrideSC, ColumbiaFacebook
August 25, 2018Grand Strand Pride Expo & GalaSC, Myrtle BeachFacebook
August 28, 20186th Annual Sandhills Pride PicnicNC, Whispering PinesFacebook
September 1, 2018PridepaloozaNC, HickoryFacebook
September 7, 201810th Annual Blue Ridge Pride PageantNC, AshevilleFacebook Event
September 15, 2018Greensboro PrideNC, GreensboroFacebook
September 15, 20189th Annual Catawba Valley PrideNC, HickoryFacebook
September 21-23, 20188th Annual OBX (Outer Banks) PrideFestNC, ManteoFacebook
September 22, 2018Charleston PrideSC, CharlestonFacebook
September 29, 2018Triangle PrideNC, DurhamFacebook
September 29, 201810th Annual Blue Ridge PrideNC, AshevilleFacebook
September 2018Gaston PrideNC, GastoniaFacebook
September 2018Port City PrideNC, WilmingtonFacebook
September 2018Burke PrideNC, MorgantonFacebook
October 13, 2018Pride Winston SalemNC, Winston SalemFacebook
October 19, 2018Get Lit Street Party & Concert SC PrideSC, ColumbiaFacebook Event
October 19, 2018Famously Hot SC Pride ParadeSC, ColumbiaFacebook Event
October 20, 201829th Annual Famously Hot South Carolina PrideSC, ColumbiaFacebook
October 20184th Annual Alamance PrideNC, BurlingtonFacebook
November 3, 201810th Annual Upstate PrideSC, SpartanburgFacebook
2019,TBA9th Annual Out! RaleighNC, RaleighFacebook
2019, TBAFayetteville Pride FestNC, FayettevilleFacebook
2019, TBA9th Annual Salisbury PrideNC, SalisburyFacebook
2019, TBANENC Pridefest 2019NC, Elizabeth CityFacebook
2019, TBAOutfest Columbia - Inaugural YearSC, Columbia

Pride Celebrations in nearby border cities of Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia

DateEvent / WebsiteLocationSocial Link
June 21-24, 2018Augusta PrideGA, AugustaFacebook
June 23, 2018Knoxville PrideFestTN, KnoxvilleFacebook
June 24-30, 2018Hampton Roads Pride - 30th AnniversaryVA, NorfolkFacebook
September 15, 2018First Annual TriPride Festival & ParadeTN, Johnson CityFacebook
October 25-27, 2018Savannah PrideGA, SavannahFacebook