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Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade 2021

Atlanta Pride 2019

Photo Credit: Erik Meadows/CL File

Atlanta Pride 2019



Atlanta Pride Festival

The annual Atlanta Pride Festival, the largest Pride event in the Southeast and the largest event in the country to coincide with National Coming Out Day, celebrates all things LGBT. The festival weekend is jam-packed with a kickoff party and the annual Pride Parade, as well as arts, vendors, parties, and other festivities.


This year's parade and festival have been canceled.

Event (Event Cancelled)

Friday October 8, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Pride Committee produces three marches and the Festival Parade during the Festival Weekend. Details of the individual marches are currently being scheduled. We appreciate your patience while we design a safe and fun festival for everyone. | more...

Event (Event Cancelled)

Saturday October 9, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Pride Committee produces three marches and the Festival Parade during the Festival Weekend. Details of the individual marches are currently being scheduled. We appreciate your patience while we design a safe and fun festival for everyone. | more...

Event (Event Cancelled)

Sunday October 10, 2021 09:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Pride Committee produces three marches and the Festival Parade during the Festival Weekend. Details of the individual marches are currently being scheduled. We appreciate your patience while we design a safe and fun festival for everyone. | more...

Murals/Graffiti, Diversity, Festivals

Wednesday September 15, 2021 06:00 am EDT
Pride of many colors | more...

Gender, Health

Friday August 27, 2021 01:55 pm EDT
For the second year in a row, the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade, scheduled for Oct. 9-10, has been canceled by its organizing committee, issuing a statement that said in part: “With the expectation that the Delta surge will continue for weeks ahead, APC makes this decision with a heavy heart.” Vendors, sponsors, and ticket holders will be contacted within seven days with instructions on... | more...


ATLANTA PRIDE: ATLANTA (August 25, 2021) — Amid the exponential COVID-19 case growth in Georgia and the ongoing public health emergency, The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced that they have
canceled the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade scheduled for October 9-10, 2021.

The Board of Directors along with the Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, consulted with
Atlanta Pride Medical Directors, Dr. Jason Schneider, and Dr. Eliot Blum, as well as renowned and
internationally respected public health expert Dr. Carlos del Rio, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, leaders of local hospital systems, and other public health officials. After these
consultations a review of public health data and confirming the City of Atlanta’s moratorium on
issuing Class ‘A’ permits, the organization made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Atlanta
Pride Festival and Parade.


About the Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade

The Atlanta Pride Festival was born in 1970 and has been an event for all Atlantans to celebrate the thriving LGBTQ+ community in Atlanta. This rainbow-clad extravaganza seeks to celebrate all points of the spectrum with vibrant costumes and attractions.

Past Coverage

Festivals

Saturday October 10, 2020 08:00 am EDT
The Pride Festival and Parade slated for October, 2020 | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 13, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
The 2019 Pride Parade was held on October 13, 2019.  | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Pride Parade and Festival took place October 14, 2018.  | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 15, 2017 12:00 pm EDT
The 47th annual Atlanta Pride Festival returns Oct. 13-15, 2017 to celebrate all things LGBTQ | more...

Festivals

Friday October 7, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Pride Returns to the A October 8=9. 2017. The city's celebration descends again for a weeklong party | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 11, 2015 12:00 pm EDT
The last day of Pride always ends with the Atlanta Pride Parade. Witness a motley crew of businesses (both local and corporate), strippers, social workers, religious organizations, biker crews, law enforcement, and other city officials come together in a gigantic, colorful display of solidarity. Try to bring some greeting cards and bottled water for those Westboro Baptist Church dudes who have... | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 12, 2014 12:00 pm EDT
Our coverage of the 2014 Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade. October 12, 2014.  | more...

Festivals

Sunday October 13, 2013 12:00 pm EDT
The annual parade celebrating the LGBT community marched its colors down Peachtree Street and into Piedmont Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. | more...

Festivals

Monday October 15, 2012 02:32 pm EDT
Photos from the 2012 Pride Parade | more...



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