Pride Week Events: Full Schedule

VibeRiot returns to the Pride Festival stage on Sept. 15 at the Sprint Pavilion.

All month long: Shop at Whole Foods and your Nickels for Nonprofits can benefit Cville Pride!

Pride weekend: Wear your Pride Festival wristband for special discount offers

Stay tuned for updates!



Annual LGBTQ Youth Pride Picnic
2-6 pm @ Tonsler Park

LGBTQ youth of all ages, their parents, and LGBTQ families welcome to a potluck picnic with free food, games, merchandise, and local resources for a fun day of friendship and community.


Families & friends welcome!

RSVP on Facebook

Sunday, Sept. 9

LGBTQ Family Playdate

Riverview Park@ 1pm – 3pm(ish)

Come enjoy free treats, make crafts, hike, play on the playground. Learn about all the fun, upcoming activities and outings happening this year.

Learn more!

RSVP on Facebook: Join us!

Sunday, Sept. 9

Special Film Screening: Weekend

Vinegar Hill Theatre @ 3pm

Directed by Andrew Haigh, creator of the HBO original series, “Looking” and the director of “45 Years,” and “Lean on Pete,” “Weekend” follows Russell, who after a drunken house party with his straight mates, heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen, but what’s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

This screening is presented in partnership with Cville Pride and Allison Partners, and will be followed by a discussion with Andre Cavalcante, assistant professor of Media Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality at UVA.



Sunday, Sept. 9

Pride Fest Choreo Workshop

Music Resource Center @ 6-8 pm

FREE Pride dance and choreography workshop! For everyone performing in the Pavilion’s Pride Fest line-up, or for anyone at all who embraces the queer or drag performance arena, The Hip Joint is providing lifelong dancers and studio instructors from a variety of styles to be entirely at your disposal.

Even if you’re already an incredible dancer, there’s magnificent benefits to attending! Presented by The Hip Joint (also a vendor at the festival!).

Find out more and RSVP on Facebook.

Monday, Sep. 10        

Business & Professional Cocktails

CommonHouse @ 5:30-7pm

Enjoy drinks & apps & making connections.

Learn more: RSVP on Facebook

Tuesday, Sep. 11       

Pride Karaoke Night

Rapture @ 9pm

Indigo Girls? Depeche Mode? What will you sing?

Don’t miss the fun!

Wednesday, Sep. 12   

Trans Night Out

The Pie Chest from 6pm – 8pm

A friendly gathering with free, delicious pie, coffee, and conversation.

More info on Facebook

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Rainbow Bowling

Kegler’s @ 7pm

This year-round league is a great way to meet friends and have fun. All welcome, whatever your skill level!

Thursday, Sept. 13     

Singles Mingles

Violet Crown bar @ 5pm – 7pm

Meet, greet, eat, and then take in a movie…

Check it out on Facebook.

Thursday, Sept. 13  

Special Film Screening: “Moonlight”             

Violet Crown @ 7pm

FREE.  Brought to you by the UVA series Black Queer Cinema; sponsored by Violet Crown, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; the Department of English; the Department of Media Studies; C-Ville Pride. Dionte Harris, a doctoral fellow at UVA, will be doing a brief introduction for the film.

Sold Out: But sign up for the waitlist!

Sign up for the waitlist and FREE tickets now.

Friday, Sept. 14         

Fridays After Five: A Pride Pre-Party       

Sprint Pavilion @ 5:30pm – 8:30 pm

We Are Star Children performing – Preview drag & get your dance on!

Check it out!

Saturday, Sept. 15     

All Kinds of Families Storytime & Craft

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library @ 10:30-11am

This special storytime is offered in partnership with the Charlottesville Pride Festival. Celebrate the beautiful diversity in all of our families with stories, songs, and dance. Create a rainbow craft that you can take to the festival where you can add more decorations. Best for families with children ages 7 and under, but everyone is welcome.

RSVP on Facebook

Saturday, Sept. 15  

Cville Pride Festival    

Sprint Pavilion from 11pm – 7pm

FREE! Enjoy the performances, food & drink, vendors of all kinds. Your Pride wristband will also get you discounts and freebies at businesses up and down the mall. See more or RSVP on Facebook.

Pride After Party         

Rapture @ 7pm – 2am

Party time! DJ – in the house, drink specials, more.

Event on Facebook