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Pride: Famed DJs, hot parties on tap for Pride weekend

Atlanta Pride nightlife

Atlanta Pride is a time to celebrate — during the day at the festival in Piedmont Park, and at night with special events in many of the city’s bars and nightclubs.

For shirtless guys dancing and celebrating their freedom, the Heretic, Jungle and after-hours Xion serve up a “100 percent genuine big slice of Atlanta Gay Pride” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-14.

On Friday, after partying with the fishes at the official Atlanta Pride kick off party at the Georgia Aquarium, Pride revelers can get into the groove at Jungle for the official Pride Aquarium After Party with DJ Ed Bailey, or go across Cheshire Bridge Road to the Heretic with DJ Joe Gauthreaux.

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Atlanta Pride adds more parties to entertainment lineup

DJ Manny Lehman

Annual fest joins forces with local party promoters to round out nightlife events.

Atlanta Pride’s nightlife lineup continues to take shape as the 40th annual fest nears with two new parties added this year as the Atlanta Pride Committee joins forces with Chris Coleman Enterprises, Curve magazine and Pandora Events and Jungle nightclub to bring new parties this year.