Cville Pride Festival: The 8th Annual Week of Pride is HERE!!!

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the gay rights movement in America. It’s in remembrance of that event and its impact on our history that we invite you to join us for the 8th annual Cville Pride Festival!

Saturday, Sept. 14., 2019


Sprint Pavilion, downtown Charlottesville


See parties, brunches, and all Pride Week Events.


  • Wine & beer garden
  • Giant kid area, with moon bounce, face-painting, balloons, crafts, more!
  • Chocolates, kettle corn, food trucks
  • Rainbow and pride merchandise for sale – including festival shirts from the past!
  • Drag, dancing, music all day long
  • Over 60 vendors offering resources, giveaways, services
  • Special experiences, including the Walk in My Shoes gender shoe

What is Pride in Charlottesville Like?

In 2018, our festival brought about 8,000 people to the downtown Sprint Pavilion to enjoy music, crafts, drag shows, children’s activities, food trucks, wine and beer and treats, rainbow merchandise, and dozens of vendors. The kid-friendly, joyful vibe of the event welcomes people from all walks of life.

Is Cville Pride just for gay or trans people?

No. This is a chance for the entire community to celebrate diversity of all kinds!It gives marginalized people a chance to be at the center of things. And if you’re not a member of the LGBTQ community, your presence means the world to us.

Cville Pride: We’re Here All Week!

Find special events all week long, from the youth picnic to Trans Night Out to a rock show and more.

Check out the whole list of Pride Week Events.

cville pride festival sign by a local supportive restaurant

Volunteer at the Cville Pride Festival

Getting involved is a great way to contribute to the LGBTQ community, meet friends, elevate your company’s visibility, generate new customers, have fun!

This is YOUR festival! Without the engagement of the community’s energy, time, resources, goodwill, talent, skills, and collaboration, the festival would not happen.

Sign up to volunteer the day of the festival.

Questions? Email us.