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Here's a rundown of key events for Charlotte Pride 2023

The Charlotte Pride Festival is seen in 2018.
Jessa O'Connor
The Charlotte Pride Festival is seen in 2018.

Charlotte Pride Week continues through Sunday. Here are a few of the big highlights of the remaining events. You can find a comprehensive list of events here.

  • Free Range Brewing will host "Charlotte Thrives: Queer Storytelling" on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. Charlotte-based queer storytellers explain the importance of having spaces that are LGBTQ+ friendly. Discussion points will include safety, advocacy and diversity within the community.
  • What’s work without play? Join Bank of America for "Out in Tech Charlotte" at the Bank of America Tower on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. You can enjoy beverages and talk with members of Out In Tech and Bank of America.
  • Bring out the vocals for the “Sing It With Pride-Karaoke Kick Off” at Bar Argon in South Charlotte. Join the host Magick Mike and pick your favorite song on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m.
  • Head to the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City on Friday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m. for a conversation with La Shonda Mims, an associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. She will discuss her article “Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists: Queer Women in the Urban South."
  • The Charlotte Pride Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, on South Tryon Street between Good Samaritan Way and Fourth Street. The annual two-day festival will feature local entertainers, musicians, food, vendors and more.
  • On Sunday, Aug. 20, a parade will begin at noon in uptown along North Tryon Street with floats and live music. It will head north and end at Ninth Street.

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