One of the biggest events of the year, Pride, is coming up in The Big A this weekend.
The Atlanta Gay Pride Event is set to begin on Friday, October 11th which is also National Coming Out Day for the LGBTQ+ community and will last until Sunday, October 13th. National Coming Out Day was created to recognize the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights that occurred on October 14th, 1979. This Pride weekend is the Southeast’s largest event of its kind. There are about 320,000 people who are expected to swarm the city for its rainbow of activities and events.
The weekend is going to kick-off with a party at the world-renowned Georgia Aquarium as well as a city-wide Block Party that is sure to set the tone for the remainder of the weekend. On Saturday, attendees can make their way to Midtown to walk in the Trans and Dyke Marches, which will be followed by the Bi and Pan March.
Saturday will also feature a variety of musical performances including Kesha, Daya, Max, and Ally Brooke, which will be held at Power Pride in Piedmont Park.
The most anticipated portion of the weekend is going to occur on Sunday with the annual Pride Parade. It is going to start off at Civic Center Marta station and then make its way up Peachtree Street. The likes of Stacey Abrams and trans activist, Feroza Syed, will be parading their way through the streets on the beautifully decorated floats.
Attendees can hope to catch Pride decorated beads, and gear as the float patrons throw them over the edge.
The Parade will be followed by a Cabaret Performance at the Coca-Cola stage and then a night party at Havana Club. After a series of events and festivities, there’s no better way to end the weekend than by dancing the night away.