Charlotte Pride Week is a celebration of diversity in Charlotte, and includes the PNC Bank Festival, which is the largest LGBTQ festival in the Carolinas, on August 17th and 18th, 2019, as well as the 2019 Bank of America Pride Parade on August 18th.
There are also events all throughout Pride Week. You can read about all the events here.
PNC Bank Festival
Saturday, August 17th, 2019, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, August 18th, 2019, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tryon Street, from Trade Street to Stonewall Street, and Levine Avenue of the Arts
The festival includes:
- Entertainment on Wells Fargo Stage (see below)
- Community Stage
- Flourish: A Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture
- Health Fair
- Neighborhood Market–small and independent retailers selling local and handcrafted goods
- Charlotte Pride Karaoke Stage, on 3rd Street
- Family and Youth Zones
- LGBTQ Friendly College Fair, Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Levine Avenue
- Charlotte Pride Food Court
Wells Fargo Stage Schedule:
12:30pm — Opening Ceremony & National Anthem
1:00pm — Youth Entertainment
1:30pm — The Charlotte Pride Drag Court
2:30pm — Nekeith
2:45pm — Basic Instinct
3:00pm — UNISEX
3:30pm — Courtney Lynn & Quinn
4:00pm — Chasers Drag Review featuring Abhora of Dragula Season 2
5:00pm — Champions of Pride Awards, Scholarship Recipients & Grand Marshals
5:30pm — Special Guest Speaker
6:00pm — Malachi and DJ Bryson
7:00pm — Asia O’Hara of RuPaul’s Drag Race
7:30pm — Kameron Michaels of RuPaul’s Drag Race
8:00pm — MAX
8:30pm — TT The Artist
9:00pm — Betty Who
1:30pm — DJ SPK
3:00pm — Kotic Couture
3:30pm — Kristen Merlin
4:00pm — Gia Woods
4:30pm — Amara La Negra
5:00pm — Parade Awards
2019 Bank of America Pride Parade
The parade will take place Sunday, August 18th, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The parade starts at North Tryon Street at 9th Street, heads south, turns left on Trade Street, and ends at College Street.
The grand marshals of the 2019 Pride Parade are:
- Charlotte Black Pride, a local non-profit that promotes a positive image of LGBTQ people of color
- The Hon. John S. Arrowood