ShEaster with Vicki Powell’s Deep South is one of the most anticipated events of this season / Photo via Facebook

Easter Weekend Preview

Even for the non-religious, Easter weekend is a big deal in LGBTQ Atlanta. Queer Atlantans don their Sunday best for drinks, drag, and dancing. Take a first look at what Easter weekend has in store this year!


The Easter Drag Races

When it comes to LGBTQ Easter in Atlanta, you have to start with the Armorettes’ iconic tradition. The Armorettes will celebrate 44 years at the Heretic with day drinking, drag, games, literal drag races, contests, and everyone gussied up in the Sunday best. You can expect performances from Baby D Galore, Kitty Love Antoinette, Ryeleigh St. James, Muffy VanBeaverHousen, Nurse Holly, Plenty Moore, and Alabama TP, plus special guests Misti Shores, Kellie Divine, and Lori Divine.

The Easter Drag Races will be held on Saturday, April 8, at the Heretic’s outdoor space from 3pm to 9pm. If you can’t attend but want to watch the live show, you can find a link through the Heretic’s Facebook page.


Easter Drag Review

On Sunday, April 9, the Hideaway will host an Easter-themed drag show featuring some of Atlanta’s favorite queens. The show, which starts at 4pm, will feature Ruby Redd, Myah Ross Monroe, Lacie Bruce, Tatianna Tuesday Dickerson, and Angelica D’Paige. DJ Devon Rex will DJ from 3 to 7pm followed by DJ Rob Reum from 7pm to midnight. No cover and $6 Absolut cocktails make this a party you don’t want to miss!


Deep South ShEaster

 On Saturday, April 8, one of queer Atlanta’s favorite Easter traditions returns. ShEaster with Vicki Powell’s Deep South is one of the most anticipated events of this season. This year’s party will be held at the upstairs loft of Future from 10pm to 3am Easter Sunday. Along with Vicki Powell, Keenan Orr will be DJing. Orr has been a mainstay in Washington DC’s underground club and party scene since the ‘90s. He has performed across the United States, Vancouver, Toronto and Mexico City, as well as overseas in Berlin, London and Reykjavik. Buy tickets at


Easter Art Market

Shop small and support local this Easter Sunday at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market! On April 9, there will be 20+ local vendors selling homemade god and arts and crafts, and more from noon to 6pm. Make sure you get there by 3pm for the Egg Hunt!

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market is located at 572 Stokeswood Ave SE.


Easter Brunch

Nothing beats a classic Easter brunch! Enjoy brunch by Piedmont Park at Park Tavern on Easter Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Brunch is $49.95 for adults (and only $10 more for bottomless champagne and mimosas) and includes chef-attended omelet and carving stations and an expansive buffet including smoked salmon, hash brown casserole, fresh baked biscuits, and much, much more. For guests 12 and under, the Easter Bunny will also host an egg hunt at noon! Buy tickets here