Atlanta Pride is almost here and the lineup of scheduled events is bigger and better than ever! From early to mid-October, ATLiens (and honorary visiting ATLiens) will celebrate Pride with family fun activities, late-night parties, formal benefit galas, Top 40 concerts, a giant gay parade and more! Atlanta Pride is the city's biggest party, so plan accordingly (but most importantly, have fun) and check back often as this list continues to grow.
This list will be updated as events are announced.
FRIDAY, OCT. 4
Pride Kick-Off Celebration!
4 p.m. Friday, 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday @ Urban Tree Cidery
With proceeds benefiting Atlanta United's LGBT fan group All Stripes, this Westside brewery will host one of the first Atlanta Pride celebrations all weekend long. Participate in raffles with amazing prizes, specialty Pride Can Buckets, Bottle & Board on Friday, and comedy night on Saturday.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
- Proudly Presents Premiere Party
7 - 11 p.m. @ The Gathering Spot
The annual cocktail party and silent auction celebrates diversity and raises funds to provide specialized help for LGBTQ+ youth.
- 'This Is Me!' Free Pride Concert
8 - 11 p.m. @ Saint Mark United Methodist Church
The Atlanta Gay Men’s and Atlanta Women’s Choruses share the stage with Our Song and Atlanta Freedom Band for a free Pride Concert.
- HeyDay Pride! 80's Dance Party
10 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ The Basement
Get into the groove, get up on your feet, and step to the beat as Kimber delivers all your favorites from the Reagan years! Dress the part or come as you are... just be ready to dance and have some fun.
Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus will cover popular songs during their free Pride concert. (Image courtesy of Dan Lax)
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
- LGBTQ Institute Business Forum
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. @ National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Get an exclusive look into the most recent LGBTQ business data and research from the field that will help your company engage employees, avoid costly mistakes and successfully engage LGBTQ customers.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
- Sissy That Run, Atlanta Pride Week
6:30 p.m. @ John Howell Park
Join Atlanta's only LGBTQ running group. The best Pride outfit wins a prize. Every running level welcome.
All Stripes Can Launch Party and Drag King & Queen Show!
7 - 10 p.m. @ Urban Tree Cidery
Join Atlanta United's LGBTQ fan club and Urban Tree Cidery as they reveal their newest can with a drag show at 8!
MSR Atlanta Pride
My Sister's Room Wednesday-Sunday
Featured on Netflix's Queer Eye, My Sister's Room is hosting girl parties at venues such as Opera Nightclub and more throughout the week.
(© 2018, Peter DeMoore, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com)
THURSDAY, OCT. 10
- HRC Town Hall Atlanta Watch Party
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. @ Howell's Kitchen & Bar
Join Atlanta's HRC Chapter to watch the 2020 contenders discuss their plans to uplift and support the LGBTQ community on CNN. This evening will be historic and there won’t be a better way to watch than with your fellow LGBTQ and allies advocates by your side.
- Mayor's Pride Reception
7 - 9 p.m. @ Flourish Atlanta
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is hosting her annual Pride kickoff party at Flourish Atlanta. Registered guests can hear notable speakers and enjoy live entertainment, food, drinks and more.
- Pride Kickoff Glitter Ball
7 p.m. @ TEN Atlanta
Kick off Pride 2019 with International Glamourpuss DJ Kitty Glitter.
- WUSSY & For All Humans Present: Playhouse with Alyssa Edwards
8 p.m. @ Buckhead Theatre
Join RuPaul Drag Race's Alyssa Edwards and 20 other local performers at Buckhead Theatre for a fun evening of dancing and entertainment.
(© 2015, Gene Phillips, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com)
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
- CeleBrate Pride
12 - 2 p.m. @ Colony Square
Colony Square hosts a special event with an extra special guest + performance in The Grove.
- Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party
7 - 11:30 p.m. @ Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium invites guests to its annual kickoff party. Attendees can enjoy drinks, a dolphin show and strolling through the Downtown attraction's various aquatic exhibits.
- QueerGirl Pride Tour
9 p.m. - 2 a.m. @ Park Tavern
A fun party with top talent in the queer-female community, DJs, dancers, influencers and more.
- Dickel Whiskey's Pride Friday w/ Kyra Mora
10 p.m. @ TEN Atlanta
Come get Shameless with Host Kyra Mora for Friday night, and enjoy the talents of Billy and Gage Santoro and the lovely Domino Presley. DJ Sean Michael has your favorite pop hits inside or you can dance to DJ Jay McCraken for the first night of the block party.
- DJ GSP Official Aquarium After Party
9 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ Heretic
DJ GSP returns to Heretic after the Georgia Aquarium's Pride Kickoff Party.
- Sweat-Friday-Pride Atlanta-Opening Party
9 p.m. - 4 a.m. @ Believe Music Hall
Atlanta's top EDM club kicks off Pride in this repurposed church that has transformed into one of the best places in Atlanta to dance.
- PROUD-Friday Night Pride Celebration
10 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ Georgia Freight Depot
Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race hosts a fun night of dancing with Joe Gauthreaux and Keven DuRard.
- ATL Pride Saturday Afterglow
3 - 7 a.m. @ District Atlanta
DJ PAULO is back for what has become an ATL Pride tradition for another up all night dance event like no other.
(Photo courtesy of Diane Haymes & Atlanta Pride)
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
- Atlanta Pride Festival
Saturday - Sunday @ Piedmont Park
Booths officially open throughout Piedmont Park's winding pathways. Pick up some free swag, enter various giveaways, shop for beautiful art and enjoy cuisine from local food trucks Saturday and Sunday.
- Atlanta Pride Chalk Festival
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Sunday @ Piedmont Park
The Georgia Chalk Artists Guild will be chalking on the paths around the Artist Market and hosting a Community Area near the southwest end of the Meadow where guests can create their own works of art. Talented artists will be honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by drawing prominent and influential LGBTQ+ icons.
- Pride Yoga
10 - 11:30 a.m. @ Piedmont Park
Join 2015 Atlanta Pride Grand Marshal Swami Jaya Devi for an all-levels yoga class on the lawn with live music from the Kashi Atlanta Kirtan Wallahs. All attendees will be able to enter a free raffle to win a six months unlimited yoga pass.
- Atlanta Pride: Drag Queen Storytime
12 pm @ Piedmont Park (The Heineken Stage)
Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker hosts a family-friendly (and special PRIDE) edition of Drag Queen Storytime with stories, crafts, and a lot of fun.
- Bottoms Up! Drag Brunch Tammie Brown from RuPaul's Drag Race
12 - 4 p.m. @ Annex Bookstore
Tammie Brown from the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race hosts a fun brunch full of bottomless Bloody Marys, canned cocktails, a brunch bar buffet, Lewk photobooth and performances by Brigitte Bidet, Molly Rimswell, Iv Fischer and, of course, Tammie Brown herself.
- The Big Gay Pride Brunch
12 - 4 p.m. @ Park Tavern
Not only will guests enjoy bottomless mimosas, but also entertainment by DJ Mike Pope & Mona Lott, Or Chid, Destiny Brooks, Raquel Rea Heart and Cici Nicole.
- Deep South Pride Pool Party
12 - 7 p.m. @ The Moxy Hotel
Midtown's newest chic hotel hosts a complimentary pool party.
- The Annual Trans March
1:15 - 4 p.m. @ Piedmont Park
Celebrating the trans community, the march includes trans people and trans allies with positive banners and signs. Individuals are encouraged to make and bring signs supportive of trans issues.
- Power 96.1 Power Pride Live
2 p.m. @ Piedmont Park
KESHA headlines Power 96.1's annual free Pride concert in Piedmont Park along with Daya, Max, Ally Brooke, AJ Mitchell, Stephanie Poetri, Nikim and DJ Babey Drew.
- Pride Week @ Hotel Clermont
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. @ Hotel Clermont
Celebrate Atlanta Pride and get hitched on Hotel Clermont's rooftop on Saturday, October 12! Weddings will take place every 30 minutes from 2 to 6 p.m.
- Dockside Tea Dances in the Park
2 - 7 p.m. @ Piedmont Park
Skip the long lines at the bars for this dockside dance party featuring a private bar and entertainment by DJ Deanne and DJ Alex Cabot.
- All Ages Pride in Atlanta!
2 - 4 p.m. @ Switchyards Downtown Club
Free to all ages, hosts Kristin Russo and Ashanti Laramore, poets from Atlanta Word Works, and music from the amazing Be Steadwell celebrate Atlanta Pride.
- Atlanta Pride Bi + Pan March
3 - 5 p.m. @ Piedmont Park
Happening for the first time, the Atlanta Pride Bi + Pan March celebrates the bisexual and pansexual communities. Bi, pan folks of all gender identities, expressions and their allies are welcomed to march.
- Saturday Pre-Stars Party
3 p.m. @ TEN Atlanta
DJ Calvin kicks off Saturday afternoon with a warmup set at this rainbow crosswalk-neighboring bar. Have fun and get ready for Saturday night with DJ Tracy Young.
- The Annual Dyke March
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. @ Piedmont Park
Dedicated to women's empowerment in the LGBT community, all women are invited to participate in efforts to nurture and build a new tomorrow, united for equality and justice.
- Official Women's Event of Atlanta Pride
9 p.m. - 2:45 a.m. @ District ATL
DJ Calvin kicks off Saturday afternoon with a warmup set. Come and have some fun and get ready for Saturday night with DJ Tracy Young.
- ATL Pride Main Event
9 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ The Coca-Cola Roxy
This Coca-Cola Roxy party features DJ Abel with a special performance by Phoenix from RuPaul's Drag Race.
- Cindel Pride Saturday
9 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ Heretic
PRIDE Saturday Night at Heretic will be packed to the rafters with Dj Cindel. Opening set by the amazing DJ Mike Pope.
- Starz Party w/ DJ Tracy Young
10 p.m. @ TEN Atlanta
International DJ/ composer Tracy Young is at TEN for the second night of the block party. Get there early and party outside under the Starz to her awesome beats!
- Geared-Saturday Stonewall Pride Edition
10 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ Atlanta Eagle
DJ Neon the Glowgobear spins the hottest tunes as the Atlanta Eagle celebrates Stonewall's 50th Anniversary.
- Deep South ATL X Kudzu Pride
10 p.m. - 6 a.m. @ The Bakery
Deep South ATL and Kudzu team up to bring you a killer PRIDE lineup.
(Photo courtesy of Stan Fong & Atlanta Pride)
SUNDAY, OCT. 13
- HRC Atlanta Pride Brunch
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ Empire State South
While watching the parade, guests will be treated to two hours of complimentary brunch cocktails and a delicious Southern brunch catered by Empire State South.
- Atlanta History Center Midtown's Pride Parade Party
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ Margaret Mitchell House
The Atlanta History Center Midtown location invites parade attendees to a parade watch party; colorful swag and cash bar included.
- Henry's Pride Party (Kid Friendly)
12 - 4 p.m. @ Henry's Midtown Tavern
Watch the Pride Parade with the whole family on one of Midtown's best outdoor decks.
- View: Pride Parade Viewing Party
12 p.m. @ The Fox Theatre Marquee Club
View the parade from up above at the Fox Theatre's Marquee Club with entertainment by Tatianna from RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars and more.
- Pride Atlanta Party
12 - 6 p.m. @ Cypress Street Pint and Plate
One of Midtown's staple restaurants hosts a Pride party with life-size Jenga and Connect boards.
- Atlanta Pride Parade
Noon - 3 p.m. Piedmont Road NE @ Civic Center MARTA Station and turns on 10th Street ending @ Piedmont Park
Over 200 floats will participate in the city's largest parade, which begins near the Civic Center MARTA Station and ends at Piedmont Park. Filled with floats by Atlanta-based companies, non-profit organizations, and city leaders, the parade usually last from 2-3 hours, so bring a chair or arrive early to find a good place to watch.
- Pride Sunday Crown Royal
12 p.m. @ TEN Atlanta
Right after the parade, this block party starts with DJ Barry Harris from 2-6 p.m. followed by Grammy Award-winning DJ Dave Aude.
- Rachel Maddow
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. @ The Fox Theatre
Also known as the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States, Rachel Maddow stops in Atlanta on her "Blowout" book tour.
- Starlight Cabaret
7 - 9 p.m. @ Piedmont Park @ The Coca-Cola Stage
Attend an evening under the stars with Atlanta's BEST drag talent. Each year the Starlight Cabaret closes out the Atlanta Pride Festival with this over the top, sparkling display of FIERCE drag kings and queens.
- Sunday Service / Pride Edition (The Last Supper)
7 - midnight @ Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
This Edgewood Avenue bar hosts a very special Sunday service with DJs Tom DeBlase, Vicki Powell and Brian Rojas.
- DILF Atlanta Out & Proud Pride Party
9 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ Heretic
The "hottest jock party" in the country returns to Atlanta featuring international DJ Kitty Glitter and The Perry Twins.
- ATL Pride Closing Party
10 p.m. - 3 a.m. @ Havana Club
Join DJ Tony Moran and DJ Danny Verde with your best tropical wear for an all-night dance party.
(Photo courtesy of © 2018, Peter DeMoore, Courtesy of ACVB & AtlantaPhotos.com)
MONDAY, OCT. 14
- Sunday Night XION
3 - 7 a.m. @ Xion
DJ Micky Friedmann comes back to XION bringing his perfect sound and will keep you all dancing till dawn.
- Monday Morning Pride Party
7 - 10 a.m. @ Heretic
This will be y'all's last chance to dance during Pride week in Atlanta. Alyson Calagna will bring her unique and fun beats back to a familiar room.
TJ Jackson is a digital marketing specialist with Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.