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Charlotte Pride Festival 2023

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - August 20 @ 7:00 pm

Charlotte Pride Festival

August 19-20, 2023

Uptown Charlotte
N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Tickets: Free

Charlotte Pride Festival returns to Uptown this weekend headlined by Big Freedia and Trina with events happening all over the city this week. Founded in 2000, Charlotte Pride launched their first festival in 2001 and has grown to become the largest LGBTQ celebration of its kind in the Carolinas.

Charlotte Pride Festival will return to Uptown August 19-20. Photo: Charlotte Pride 

The two-day cultural festival features a variety of national, regional, and local entertainers, musicians, bands, and hundreds of vendor booths (including art exhibits, local shops, a food court, and more).

The Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant takes place Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Charlotte Pride Community Stage, featuring some of the best local drag performers competing for the crowns of Mx. Charlotte Pride, Ms. Charlotte Pride, and Mr. Charlotte Pride.

The Charlotte Pride Parade will take place Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on North Tryon Street,  celebrating overs 40 years of the pride movement in Charlotte with more than 200 contingents, 40-plus floats, and 10,000 marchers.

Check out the full Main Stage Schedule:

Saturday, August 19

12:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
12:30 p.m. – Time Out Youth
1:00 p.m. – KUZH
1:35 p.m. – Courtney Lynn & Quinn

2:00 p.m. – Doubting Thomas
2:25 p.m. – Advocacy at Charlotte Pride
2:30 p.m. – John Levengood
2:55 p.m. – Advocacy at Charlotte Pride
3:00 p.m. – b0s
3:30 p.m. – Vanity House Showcase
4:00 p.m. – Johnae The Egyptian Goddess
4:25 p.m. – Advocacy at Charlotte Pride
4:30 p.m. – Janelle Sy’Mone

5:00 p.m. – Charlotte Pride Awards
5:30 p.m. – Big the Cat
6:30 p.m. – Rupaul’s Drag Race Revue (Aja the Kween & Luxx Noir London)
7:00 p.m. – Shadina
8:00 p.m. – Trina
9:00 p.m. – Big Freedia

Sunday, August 20

1:00 p.m. – DJ MoreBreaksPlz
2:55 p.m. – Advocacy at Charlotte Pride
3:00 p.m. – 2023 Charlotte Pride Court & Charlotte Black Pride Court
4:00 p.m. – Cassidy King
5:00 p.m. – Greyson Chance

Check out everything else you need to know about Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade including all of the official events happening in the city this week.

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Uptown Charlotte
Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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