Annual Welcoming WNC Procession
On Saturday, September 25, we will kick off the Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival with a special procession through the city of Asheville.
This walk is open to everyone: individuals, families, friends, neighborhoods, churches, activist groups, social clubs, companies, sports teams.
The majority of people and organizations in western North Carolina aspire to a community that is welcoming. Yes, we struggle to get there. But this is a day for all who share a vision of welcome to make our aspirations heard.
Join us as we walk across the city and into the heart of the festival. Whether you are a business, a group, a congregation, community, family, or a pack of friends — join us on this half-mile walk. Wear your logo. Carry banners and signs. Let the world know that in WNC, we win with welcome.
How to Participate
- Register to walk (one person per team). Gather your team. Create a vivid display.
- Wear your organization’s tee shirts, uniforms, hats, buttons.
- Bring a sign or banner with your logo or an uplifting appeal.5