-Just like the majority of major public events, many hardships have been faced head on over the past two or so years. With rescheduling and cancellations continuously providing false hope, Atlanta Pride has finally returned, ready to serve us up one of the best Pride celebrations in the South.
They have just announced this year’s star-studded line-up for their unmissable festival, and it’s looking more than fierce, y’all! However, there’s so much to do over Atlanta Pride weekend, so we thought we’d create a break-down to help you out if you’re looking to celebrate and honor this special weekend.
1. The Atlanta Pride Festival
The Atlanta Pride Festival is definitely the biggest party to hit up over Atlanta Pride weekend. The Atlanta Pride Committee continuously highlights talent that provide a wide range of entertainment, and this year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint.
Big Freedia, Betty Who, and Flo Rida are set to headline the festival, which will completely transform Piedmont Park into an epic Pride celebration. Other artists set to hit the stage include Jax, Regard, Brooke Eden, Neriah, and more.
The festival will be taking place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 of October 2022, kicking things off at 2pm. For a detailed timed line-up of the weekend’s festivities, click here.
2. The Atlanta Pride Parade
One of the most beloved parts of Atlanta Pride is the spectacular parade that annually takes route throughout the city for spectators to cheer on, be loud and proud!
Drawing over 100,000 people, LGBTQIA+ communities will come together in this celebration of liberation, boasting an annual hope for the future that’s solidified Atlanta’s Pride Weekend the best in the Southeast.
The Atlanta Pride Parade will be taking place on Sunday, October 9, stepping off at noon from The Atlanta Civic Center MARTA Station up to Piedmont Park. Get there early to secure the perfect spot on the parade’s route.For more information on this year’s parade and marches, click here.
3. Atlanta Pride Marches
Another awesome way to honor Atlanta Pride is by partaking in this year’s marches. There are three set to take over the city over the weekend, so get your signs and placards at the ready, promoting love and solidarity for the respected and honored communities. All three will be setting off from Charles Allen Gate on the Saturday. For more information, click here.
- The Annual Trans March: Saturday, October 8 (Meet time is 1:15pm, Set-off at 1:45pm)
- The Annual Bi & Pan March: Saturday, October 8 (Meet time is 3:00pm, Set-off at 3:30pm)
- The Annual Dyke March: Saturday, October 8 (Meet time is 3:00pm, Set-off at 3:30pm)
4. Where to party Atlanta Pride weekend
From the best drag bars in Atlanta, to dancing all Atlanta Pride weekend long. If you’re searching for the best LGBTQ+ venues to party this weekend then we’ve got you covered. Here are just a few places to consider:
- X Midtown, Block party from Thursday through Monday (tickets & info)
- Future Atlanta, Parties from Tursday through Sunday (tickets & info)
- My Sister’s Room, Parties from Thursday through Sunday (tickets & info)
- Lips, Drag shows and drag dining experiences
5. Pride-focused exhibits to check out this month
There’s an eclectic mix of art exhibitions on display that would be great to check out during Atlanta Pride. Some are specifically here for the occassion, so don’t miss out y’all! Check out our recommendations below or for the full round-up of prideful exhibits in A-Town, click here.
- Mayor’s Pride Exhibit, City Hall
- People Are People, SCAD FASH (until October 9)
- Look at Me Like You Love Me, Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta (October 6-10)
- Out Down South: Portraits of LGBTQ+ Atlanta, NCCHR (from October 26)
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