The 2021 Blue Ridge Pride Festival and Welcoming WNC Procession are on!
Saturday, September 25 in Pack Square Park.
Procession: 10:00 am Festival 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
We are pulling out all the stops. Mark your calendars.
Pardon our dust!
We’ve got a lot of things in the works. We will be adding more content, links, and action buttons soon.
COVID and Public Safety – Our #1 Concern
We are working with the City, County, and other local festivals to track COVID and other public health risks and to explore innovative safety measures. For example, we are looking into wireless food ordering. This would allow people to order food from their phones.
We hope that conditions will allow us to continue to produce an ungated festival just as we always have. However, we are also drawing up plans that would involve entry gates, greater spacing, and stricter crowd control. We will assess the need for these as the summer progresses.
Festival Week: An Opportunity for Community Services, Advocates, Artists, and Businesses
This year, we want to involve more of the community in creating festival week.
We are encouraging organizations, businesses, groups, and individuals to create events between Friday, September 17 and Sunday, September 26. We will capture these in an online festival week guide and calendar. If you are interested in producing an event, visit our Festival Week home page.
Blue Ridge Pride Festival
Festival Week Calendar
Parking / Hotels
Mx Pride Pageant
Date / Location
Welcoming WNC Procession
Date / Location / Map
History / FAQs
Prides Around the WorldDescription
Prides Throughout the Year
Calendar of key pride events. Highlight June and focus on our community. But Pride has come of age. It is everywhere, everyday and everyone.