Annual Pride Charlotte Festival expands this year | Community Spirit
Pride Charlotte comes back to Uptown later this month. This year, the festival is expanding to two days of wall-to-wall entertainment and community engagement.
The Festival is a project of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, and is known as the largest of its kind in the Carolinas. Pride Charlotte is a culmination of more than a week's worth of events designed to highlight the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the area's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.
Pride Charlotte is scheduled to kicked off at noon on Saturday, August 25 on South Tryon Street between 4th and Stonewall. It will run until 10pm on Saturday, then run from noon until 6pm on Sunday, August 26. "Pride Week" runs Agust 17-27.
The theme for 2012 is "Out of Many, One". Pride Charlotte says the theme was chosen to honor one of the nation's and North Carolina's greatest principles - that we are made stronger when we are united in diversity. Organizers say it also reflects their excitement and pride in their hometown hosting the Democratic National Convention.
Organizers plan to release more information on stage schedules soon.
Vendor spaces for businesses and nonprofits are still available. Click here to learn more. Organizers are also still signing up volunteers.
Related content: Volunteer opportunities available with the LGBT Community Center
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