Stay-cation time! No matter where you’re at in Georgia, a Pride celebration is only a brief road trip away. From the Carolinas to sweet home Alabama, grab your rainbow flags to experience pride in the South!

Columbus, GA: May 31- June 2

Themed “End Division and Unite,” this three-day festival kicks off with the Mr. and Miss Columbus Georgia Pride Pageant on Friday. The official Pride festival is on Saturday and will include speakers, music, awards, a Drag Queen Storytime reading, dancing, and an afterparty. For the first time, the event will also include a family-friendly Pride day and Picnic on Sunday, a day of faith and community. More information:

Augusta, GA: June 21-22

Augusta Pride launches their 10th year with Beats on Broad, Augusta’s largest dance party, at the Augusta Common on the 21st. The weekend wraps up on Saturday with the festival and parade, which stretches down Broad Street in the heart of downtown Augusta. More information:

Valdosta, GA: September 21

The 10th annual South Georgia Pride Festival celebrates the local LGBTQ community with vendors, live music and entertainment, crafts, family-friendly fun, and so much more! More information:

Chattanooga, TN: October 6

Also called Tennessee Valley Pride, Chattanooga is celebrating another year of bringing the LGBTQ community together in southeastern Tennessee. The day-long festival held on the Chattanooga Riverfront at Ross’s Landing, includes drag shows, musical performances, vendors, food, and games for kids! More information:

Columbia, SC: October 4-6

It’s called Famously Hot South Carolina Pride for a reason! You’ll be part of their 30th-anniversary celebration events that commemorate the growth and success of South Carolina’s largest pride celebration! The weekend culminates with a night parade and street party in the streets of downtown Columbia! More information:

Spartanburg, SC: 

October 27- November 4

Join the LGBTQ community for the first-ever Upstate Pride Week including the 11th Annual Upstate Pride March and Festival. Located in downtown Spartanburg, the city takes southern hospitality to the next level to embrace and welcome those from all sexual orientations. From vendors to performers, it’s a family affair for everyone looking to celebrate diversity! More information:

Atlanta, GA: October 11-13

The crown jewel of Georgia Pride festivals, Atlanta Pride is one of the most renowned in the country. Celebrating its 49th year, Atlanta Pride will include the annual Trans March and Dyke March along with the general parade and festival. The event brings in thousands of attendees with hundreds of vendors and awesome live music. More information:

Savannah, GA: October 24-26

This three-day event kicks off with Masqueerade, an LGBTQ take on the classic masquerade ball! The party continues with the festival at Ellis Square, where you can find events like a pub crawl and LGBTQ educational workshops, as well as vendors and live music. More information:

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