Veronica Vega at the 2019 Atlanta Black Pride Festival / Photos by

Black Gay Pride Weekend Rundown

Every year during Labor Day weekend, Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ community comes together to celebrate, party, and honor the community’s rich history and activism. This year, organizations like Atlanta Black Pride, Pure Heat, and In The Life are bringing back their most popular events. So, clear your schedule and get ready to PARTY!

September 3–7, 2021

Black Gay Pride Parties


Every night of Black Gay Pride weekend, 840ATL and In The Life Atlanta are hosting amazing parties, drag shows, and more, with after-hours parties from 3 to 10am every night. You can buy tickets at The schedule is as follows:

9/3: Fantasy Party from 10pm–3am

9/4: Erotic Show from 7–11pm, Boxers, Briefs, and Drawers Party from 11pm–3am

9/5: Brunch from noon–4pm, Happy Hour from 4–10pm, Drag Show from 10pm–3am

9/6: White Party from 3–10pm, LSS Weekly from 11pm–3am

9/7: Tip Out Tuesday from 11pm–3am

September 3-4, 2021 

Virtual Film Festival


Atlanta Black Pride kicks off the weekend with a virtual film festival. For more information, visit 

September 3, 2021

“The Category is… DIVERSITY” Fashion Show 


Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

Presented by Sephora. For more information, visit 

September 3, 2021 

SpeakFIRE, a Journey Through the Senses 


Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

Presented by Atlanta Black Pride and “Sex & Sensuality.” For more information, visit Atlanta 

September 4, 2021

The Trans Life Awards 2021


Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

Hosted by Atlanta Black Pride in conjunction with In The Life Atlanta, the Trans Life Awards honors individuals in Atlanta’s transgender community who work for the growth and enrichment of their peers and the memory of those whose lives were lost.

The reception begins at 3:30pm before the ceremony at 4:30pm. To learn more and register for this free event, visit

September 4, 2021

LGBT Greek Awards Gala


Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

Members of LGBTQ fraternities and sororities are invited to this special black-tie event. Tickets start at $37.50. For more information and tickets, visit

September 4–5, 2021

Atlanta Black Pride Festival

11am–8pm daily

Central Park

Atlanta Black Pride celebrates 25 years with a free two-day outdoor festival with live musical performances on two stages, arts, food, celebrity guests, and more! Learn more about this event and others at

September 5, 2021

Pure Heat Community Festival


Piedmont Park

This festival brings together Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ community and its allies with competition, entertainment, and education. The event includes food vendors, celebrity guests, local performers, dance competitions, giveaways, and live hair battles.

Pure Heat will host a slew of other parties and events throughout the weekend. Learn more at

September 5, 2021

Ladies at Play’s Encore Bash


Georgia Freight Depot

Celebrate Black Gay Pride weekend by partying the night away with DJ Nutty and DJ Boogie Luv spinning hip-hop, house, soul, and more! Buy your tickets at