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


(For non-Pride or regular LGBTQ+ events in the Carolinas, click here)


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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, Asheville2020Blue Ridge PrideFacebook10,000+
NC, Burlington2020Alamance PrideFacebook3,000+
NC, Carrboro2020Pride Dance PartyFacebook Event
NC, Charlotte2020Charlotte Black Gay PrideFacebook17,000+
NC, Charlotte2020Charlotte Latin PrideFacebook
NC, Charlotte2020Charlotte Pride Festival & ParadeFacebook200,000+ (2019)
NC, Durham2020Orgullo Latinx - Latinx PrideFacebook
NC, Durham2020Pride Durham
NC, Elizabeth City2020NENC Pridefest 2020Facebook
NC, Fayetteville2020Fayetteville Pride Fest 2020Facebook5,000+ (2019)
NC, Fayetteville2020Fayetteville Black PrideFacebook
NC, Gastonia2020Gaston PrideFacebook
NC, Greensboro2020Greensboro Pride Festival 2020Facebook12,000+
NC, Hendersonville2020Hendersonville Pride 2020Facebook
NC, Hickory2020Catawba Valley PrideFacebook
NC, Nags Head2020OBX (Outer Banks) PrideFestFacebook
NC, Pinehurst2019Sandhills PrideFacebook
NC, Raleigh2020NC Pride at NightFacebook
NC, Raleigh2020, May 2Out! Raleigh 2020Facebook65,000+ (2019)
NC, Salisbury2020Salisbury Pride 2020Facebook7,000+
NC, Wilmington2020Port City PrideFacebook
NC, Winston Salem2019, October 19Pride Winston SalemFacebook29,000+
SC, Bluffton2020Low Country Pride 2020Facebook
SC, Charleston2020Charleston PrideFacebook18,000+
SC, Columbia2020South Carolina Black PrideFacebook
SC, Columbia2020Famously Hot South Carolina PrideFacebook85,000+
SC, Myrtle Beach2020Grand Strand PrideFacebook2,500 (2019)
SC, Spartanburg2019, November 2Upstate PrideFacebook2,000+
--- GA, TN, VA ---
GA, Atlanta2019, October 11-13Atlanta Pride (Largest Pride in the Southeast)Facebook300,000+
GA, Augusta2020Augusta Pride (includes North Augusta/Aiken SC areas)Facebook14,000+
GA, Savannah2019, October 24-26Savannah Pride (just south of Charleston)Facebook10,000+
TN, Kingsport2020TriPride Tennessee (near the NC state line)Facebook
VA, Norfolk2020Hampton Roads Pride (near the NC state line)Facebook