7th Annual Cville Pride Festival
September 15, 2018
@ Sprint Pavilion on the Downtown Mall
FREE. All WELCOME.
The 7th annual Cville Pride Festival – a week of events that culminates in a celebration that attracted 8,000 attendees last year – showcases local LGBTQ culture and resources in a fun, family-friendly, welcoming environment. It’s an uplifting, community-building, joyful experience not to miss!
- Music and performance
- Food, beer and wine
- A giant kid’s area (with bouncy castle, balloons, face-painting, mermaids, magic!)
- Over 70 interactive vendors
- Free HIV testing, giveaways, discounts and specials
- A free photo booth
Pride Week: Connect With Your Community
See the list of all Pride Week events – the after party, the pre-party, the family playdate, Youth Pride, free film screenings, karaoke, more.
Discounts & Specials
Take advantage of these awesome deals, available from our supportive local businesses when you wear your Pride wristband!
PRIDE STAGE SHOW
Plan your day: See the performance lineup!
Our fabulous 3x host, Remy St. Clair, is going to be blowing up the stage all day long!
We’ll have tons of drag shows, bands, singers, plus some dancing and DJs.
PRIDE FOR KIDS
There’s tons of events and activities for the families and younger set, throughout the week: Playdates, crafts, library stories, and the giant kids’ area at the festival! Learn about Pride for Kids now.
YOUTH PRIDE PICNIC
Every year, more and more youth from throughout central Virginia gather together to meet new friends while eating free food and grabbing their free Pride t-shirts! Music, games, popsicles: Find out more about this event for LGBTQ youth.
WHY GO TO CVILLE PRIDE?
Cville Pride is such a wonderful event, and even in my 3 years in Charlottesville watching its growth has given me so much joy. In fact, my partner will be flying all the way from Michigan specifically to attend this year! Thank you! – UVA Med Student
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS & WINDOW DISPLAY COMPETITION
We’re excited to have the annual Business & Professional Cocktail Hour at CommonHouse this year – come enjoy free drinks & food while networking with people interested in promoting equality in the workplace.
Don’t miss participating in the Window Display Competition – win bragging rights and a prize!
Learn how other businesses are getting involved with Pride:
- The Pie Chest hosts Trans Night Out
- Zola is sponsoring and participating as a vendor for the first time
- Citizen Burger presents this year’s Pride Cocktail, Love Wins!
- Brasserie offers brunch for Pride
LOGISTICS & SECURITY
See parking maps and get your questions answered about what you can bring to the festival:
Wondering about our policy regarding paying performers? View the statement.