2017 Cville Pride Festival

6th Annual Cville Pride Festival

Date: September 16, 2017

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sprint Pavilion, Downtown Charlottesville

Hosted by: Remy St. Clair, Music Director & Dreama Belle, Entertainment Director

This free, family-friendly event offers people throughout Central VA and beyond the chance to celebrate and experience the diversity and vibrancy of the local LGBTQ community. There’s something for everyone: a children’s area, with a giant moon bounce, games, face-painting, balloons, and more; a beer and wine garden and food trucks; over 50 vendors representing businesses and organizations with resources, special offers, and interactive activities; Pride merchandise; music, dance, and drag entertainment all day long.

The high-energy party features a DJ dance party, a hip-hop showcase, singer-songwriters and breakdancers, rock bands, and several drag shows, headlined by Miss Symone Bishop, Miss South Carolina Pride. The Cville Pride Festival ends a full week of Pride Events, including the 3rd Annual Youth Pride Picnic, the Miss Gay Charlottesville Pageant, Queens Who Read, and more.

Festival Logistics

Entertainment: Who’s Coming to the Pride Festival

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Amazing bands with live music
  • Hip-hop showcase with headliner Nay Nichelle
  • Singer-songwriters
  • Hooligans breakdancers
  • Drag with local favorites

Check out the full Entertainment Lineup!

Pride Week Events

Interested in events for kids?: See youth events

Saturday, September 9: 10-12pm, Family Playdate @ Belmont Park

3-7pm, 3rd Annual LGBTQ Youth Pride Picnic @ Washington Park

Sunday, September 10: 8pm, Miss Gay Charlottesville Pride Pageant @ The Jefferson Theater

Join us for a special pre-pageant singles & others mixer at Zocalo, 6:30 pm

Monday, September 11: 6:30pm, Queens Who Read @ JMRL Central Library

Wednesday, September 13: 5-6:30pm, Trans Night Out @ MarieBette

Thursday, September 14: 5:30-7pm, Business & Professional Cocktail Hour @ Vitae Spirits

Friday, September 15: Haus of Belle Pride Preview Party @ The Southern

Saturday, September 16:

Pride Festival, 11-7pm

After-parties at Rapture, 10pm, free entry with Pride wristband

Impulse Gay Social Club, 10pm drag show

Sunday, September 17: Drag Brunch at Tin Whistle, 11am

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