Your 2016 Atlanta Pride Event Guide!

Friday, Sept. 30

It’s gonna get hot. Wild Cherry Sucret is the host for the Sixth Annual Underwear Auction to benefit Atlanta Pride, 10 p.m., Swinging Richards, 1400 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318,

Oct. 1 – Oct. 9

In celebration of Atlanta Pride, Lululemon is hosting a week’s worth of classes benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth, 1168 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30318, full schedule at

Saturday, Oct. 1

Join Voices of Note for an evening of engaging performances, delicious food, delectable drinks, and a first-rate silent auction at ENCORE 2016. The popular catered event will be held at the beautiful Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech, 875 W. Peachtree St. NW Atlanta, Georgia 30309, tickets are $100 apiece and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, access to the silent auction, and special performances, 7 p.m.,

Kickin’ It For Pride is a one-day kickball tournament hosted by Atlanta Sport and Social Club and benefiting Lost-N-Found Youth to jump start Atlanta’s Pride Weekend. Players of all skill levels are welcome to get in the game. Central Park Place NE & Linden Avenue NE, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,

You are invited to the 1st Annual LGBTQA Wedding Expo at the beautiful Emory Hotel from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. This is a safe space for LGBTQ couples & our allies to choose businesses for your special day that are excited to make your day all that you dream of!

Sunday, Oct. 2

Out On Film and Atlanta Pride present “Free Cece!” The documentary about an incarcerated transgender woman screens at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, 4:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Latino LinQ will host a free public screening of “Before God, We Are All Family,” a film produced by the Human Rights Campaign and the A La Familia project of the HRC Religion and Faith Program. Enjoy a complimentary reception, refreshments and a brief panel discussion. 6 p.m., Latin American Association 2750 Buford Hwy, Atlanta Georgia 30324,

Thursday, Oct. 6

Join The Trevor Project for their first annual A Night Out For Trevor: Atlanta PRIDE. Come mingle with corporate leaders, advocates and local community members to support The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth. Complimentary drinks and bites from 6-7:30 p.m. Event ends at 9 p.m., TEN Atlanta, 990 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, Georgia 30309,

Queer Ride for Pride 2016 is a 7.5-mile ride with stops at some social spaces and a chance to reflect at two locales where our queer sisters and brothers courageously interrupted the dominant paradigm of their time. Meet at Piedmont Ave. and 12th Street, 6 p.m.,

During Atlanta Pride Week, eight individuals from all walks of life will share their personal stories relating to LGBT life in Out/Spoken – Queer, Questioning, Bold and Proud: True Stories Through an LGBTQ Lens. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch as good stories are turned into great performances. This event is co-hosted by award-winning Story District and HRC Atlanta, $25, 7 p.m., Dobbs University Center, Emory University, 606 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, Georgia 30322,

The Rt. Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta will preside at Integrity Atlanta’s 28th Annual Gay Pride Eucharist, The Reverend Gwen Fry, Vice President for National Affairs of Integrity USA will preach. This service is open to everyone and all are welcome. 7:30 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia,

LGBT friends and allies are invited to a Latinx Pride Party to raise awareness, educate and start an open dialogue with friendly and progressive people in Georgia, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., Los Ranchos Latinos, 6200 Buford Hwy., Norcross, Georgia, 30071,

Friday, Oct. 7

The Official Atlanta Pride Kick Off Party starts the festival off with the city’s best cocktail party in a unique venue with talented performers. For the eighth year, the Georgia Aquarium hosts this event that has become a community favorite. 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313,

Atlanta Heaven Pride Party has an elegant new location this year! Join for an evening of celebration and dancing at the stunning Livingston at The Georgian Terrace Hotel. Entertainment by DJ Yvonne Monet, Sed The Saint and the hottest dancers in Atlanta. $25-$150, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m., 659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta Georgia 30308,

My Sister’s Room hosts Glow Party at MSR: The Official After-Party of the Kick Off at the Georgia Aquarium, 10 p.m., 1271 Glenwood Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316,

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 8-9

Gray Pride is an area where programming and entertainment is catered to the 50-plus population but where all are welcome. The Visitor’s Center will hold a story collecting site, historical display, and special prizes. 12th Street Gate Visitors Center in Piedmont Park, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday,

Fan of board games? Card games? Come join the OutWorlders and play a game. Strategy, social, card, parlour: you name it they probably have it! Come play an old favorite or learn a new game, or just watch. Everyone is welcome! 10 a.m. Saturday till 7 p.m. Sunday, The Bandstand in Piedmont Park,

Kids of all ages welcome to come get their face painted, play games, enjoy inflatables, and spend time with other LGBTQ families at the Atlanta Pride Kids Zone Presented by Turner. The Kids Zone is open to families all weekend long and is located at the back of the Meadow by the Coca-Cola Main Stage. 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday,

The Youth Liberation Space is a space where queer and trans young people (14-25 years old) can hang out, relax, and empower themselves. Games (e.g., Yard Jenga, Twister, Hula Hoops), activities (e.g., poster-making), and music are ongoing parts of the space. Piedmont Park Dock, 11 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday,

The LGBT Institute of the Center for Civil and Human Rights historical panels will be on display for the festival at the Pavilion by the Pool, 10 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday,

Saturday, Oct. 8

Tough Love Yoga is a free all-levels yoga class that’s a celebration of togetherness and community pride! Feel free to bring a mat and a towel. All ages and abilities are welcome. Piedmont Park Pavilion, 10-11 a.m.,

Nearly 30 years ago a group of strangers gathered to remember the names and lives of their loved ones they feared history would forget- and with that seemingly simple act of love and defiance, the first panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt (The Quilt) were created and The NAMES Project founded. View panels of The Quilt at Oak Hill in Piedmont Park, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,

The Lambda Car Club and The Lost Boys present a stunning combination of antique, classic, special interest cars, and motorcycles at the Car and Motorcycle Show, roadway inside Piedmont Park between 12th Street and 14th Street gates, 10:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.,

Admissions representatives from LGBTQ-welcoming colleges and universities from all over the US will be present to discuss their campus with potential students and their families at the Campus Pride College Fair Presented by Nissan. 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., large tent near the Playground and Greystone Pool House,

The Trans March and Rally celebrates and promotes visibility of the transgender community. All trans people and trans allies are welcome to participate. Coca-Cola Main Stage and Charles Allen Gate Entrance at 1:30 p.m., steps off at 2 p.m.,

There’s plenty of music, comedy and more on both stages in Piedmont Park throughout the weekend.

Bud Light Stage

12:45 p.m. – Comedy Showcase with Julie Osborne
2:00 p.m. – Royce Hall
2:35 p.m. – Von Grey
3:20 p.m. – Motor Earth
4:15 p.m. – Pale Clear
5:15 p.m. – Jason Maek & Zaena
6:45 p.m. – Queer Your Gender Dance Party with DJ Canvas

Coca-Cola Main Stage

2:00 p.m. – Tris Day
2:55 p.m. – Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass
3:50 p.m. – Erica Dawson Exclusive
4:50 p.m. – The Mad Violinist
5:45 p.m. – Nina Sky
6:45 p.m. – Kiiara (Sponsored by 96.1)
7:35 p.m. – Zara Larsson (Sponsored by 96.1)
8:35 p.m. – Jody Watley & Shalamar Reloaded

The Dyke March, with its focus on women, unites to create an atmosphere of inclusion and community. The march is open to all women loving women (trans-inclusive) of any race, culture, orientation, ability, health, socioeconomic level, family structure, faith, or age! Assembly begins at the Charles Allen Gate at 5:30 p.m. and the march steps off at 6 p.m.,

Electric Circus is the Official Women’s Party of Atlanta Pride, Opera Nightclub, 1150 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, 10 p.m.,

Sunday, Oct. 9

Celebrate Atlanta Pride and a victorious year for LGBT equality in Georgia at the 15th Annual HRC Atlanta Pride Brunch, the official brunch of Atlanta Pride! Guests will be treated to two hours of complimentary cocktails and a delicious Southern brunch catered by Empire State South while watching the Atlanta Pride parade. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.,

Livingston Restaurant + Bar’s Pride on the Terrace event kicks off at 11 a.m. General Admission is $28 and includes a brunch buffet and a dance party hosted by DJ Yvonne Monet.

It’s the one, the only, the Atlanta Pride Parade. The parade steps off from the Civic Center MARTA station at 12 p.m. and ends at the Charles Allen Gate entrance to Piedmont Park,

Take a break from the activity of the festival and visit an Atlanta Pride first—Healing Space, sponsored by TransThriving. Chair massages, self-care evaluations, guidance for your individual yoga practice/inner exploration, and group yoga classes are available. 1-7 p.m., College Fair Tent,

The British Consulate General Atlanta hosts a Post-Parade Reception at the W Atlanta Midtown where you can sip cocktails and have two chances to win a trip to Great Britain, plus a raffle benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth, 3:30 p.m., 188 14th Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30361,

The entertainment continues on Sunday at the two performance stages in Piedmont Park, capped off as always by the drag extravaganza The Starlight Cabaret!

Bud Light Stage

3:00 p.m. – House Music
4:00 p.m. – DV Father Fannie

Coca-Cola Main Stage

4:00 p.m. – Michel Jons
5:20 p.m. – DJ Citizen Jane
6:10 p.m. – Deven Green (Sponsored by David Atlanta)
6:40 p.m. – JD Samson
7:35 p.m. – Starlight Cabaret