Brigitte Bidet emcees Pride on the Square. / Photo via Facebook

Pride Beyond the Park: What’s Happening This Weekend?

Every year, Atlanta celebrates the LGBTQ community in Piedmont Park with the annual festival and parade – but Atlanta Pride is so much more than that. From drag brunches to day parties, check out what’s happening this weekend beyond the vendors and marches.

Friday 

Atlanta Pride in Strings: LGBTQ Composer Melodies and Anthems 

6pm 

Millennium Gate Museum 

Bring your own blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor concert celebrating unity, diversity, and love! Experience the harmonious blend of LGBTQ composers’ creations and cherished gay anthems. Tickets via Eventbrite.  

Pride on the Square 

6pm 

Colony Square

Kick off Pride weekend in the Plaza with emcee Brigitte Bidet. Experience thrilling live performances, get special swag, grab a drink, and dance to tunes from DJ Yvonne Monet! Learn more at go.colonysquare.com/pride. 

Atlanta Pride Shabbat 

6:30pm 

The Dock at Piedmont Park

This free event is hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta in Partnership with SOJOURN. 

Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party 

7pm 

Georgia Aquarium

Enjoy drinks, sea creatures, and music from Hollywood superstar DJ Dawna Montell (Los Angeles), circuit icon DJ David Knapp (Atlanta) and DJ Brian Rojas (Atlanta). Tickets at atlantapride.org.

Saturday

Pride Yoga 

October 14, 8am 

Mercedes-Benz USA Stage at Piedmont Park 

Show Up and Show Out for an all-levels yoga class on the lawn with live music and instruction from Kashi Atlanta. 

Camp Pride Drag Brunch 

11am and 2pm 

Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen at the Wylie Hotel

Expect a lineup of dazzling drag, joyful lip-sync battles, electrifying dance numbers, and hilarious comedy acts from Parton Waters, Jaye Lish, EllaSaurus Rex, Mary Lou Pearl, and DJ Neon Horror – plus a costume extravaganza! This event – which will have two different seatings at 11am and 2pm – will benefit Camp Brave Trails, a leadership-focused summer camp for LGBTQ youth. 

Drag Story Hour

Noon 

Meadow at Piedmont Park 

Bring your friends and family to enjoy stories, face painting, and lots of fun! Drag Story Hour Atlanta invites you to Show Up & Show Out for performer Shi, who will host this free reading.

“You Need to Calm Down” ATL Pride and Taylor Swift Party 

Noon 

New Realm Brewing

This one’s for the Swifties! Enjoy friendship bracelet making, a costume contest, vendor market, specialty cocktails, and T-Swift tunes from DJ Kyd Kong. 

Shooting Stars Cabaret 

4:30pm 

Mercedes-Benz USA Stage at Piedmont Park

Hosted by Mona Lott, this incredible drag show will feature Ah’Ryese Iman Van Michaels, Alabama, Aries Alxndr, Canzara SZN, Celeste Sinclair Dupree, Chucky DeVille, Conchita Bimbo, Deacon Slanders, Linsey Popapill, Majik Cassedine, Meetya Makuh, Mrs. Ivana, Nia Simone, oLvR Face, Parton Waters, Queen Essence Hall, Shi, and Trene M Iman. 

Sunday 

HRC Atlanta Pride Brunch 

10am

Casa Almenara

Celebrate 20 years of the Atlanta Pride Brunch with the Human Rights Campaign with delicious Mexican food and an open bar! Doors open at 10am, the bar opens at 11am, and brunch begins at noon. Tickets at hrc.org. 

The Big Atlanta Drag Brunch Presents Sasha Colby 

11:30am 

Southern Exchange Ballrooms

Experience a delicious all-you-can-eat brunch alongside performances by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Sasha Colby, Brigitte Bidet, Drew Friday, JayBella Banks, Michael Robinson, and Stlla Pearl Fontaine. The brunch buffet will be served from 11:30am to 2pm before the show starts at 2:30pm. Tickets at wussymag.com. 

Coyote Queer Day Party 

3pm 

My Sister’s Room

Featuring DJ Nasty. 

Starlight Cabaret 

7:15pm 

Coca-Cola Main Stage at Piedmont Park 

The largest outdoor drag show in the Southeast will close out Pride weekend with performance by Lala Ri, Mr Charlie Brown, Lena Lust, Brigitte Bidet, Cici Nicole, Destiny Brooks, Raquel Rea Heart, Coco Iman Star, Taejah Thomas, Mona Lott, Pryncess Carter, The Gurls, Mr. Elle Aye, EllaSaurus Rex, Aspen York, Drew Friday, Ivy Fischer, Extasy Grey, Tania Deupree Ochoa, and the Dragnificent 2023 winner, all hosted by Phoenix.

After the Weekend Ends

Morning Party 

Monday, 7am 

Heretic

Featuring Deanne and Martin Fry. Tickets at gaboyevents.com.