InFocus: Charlotte – Annual Events

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: July 19, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style

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Charlotte Black Gay Pride
July 18-21, 2013

Annual event celebrating the diversity of the LGBT community. Pride festivities, expos, town halls and events.
cbgp.org.

Charlotte Pride
Aug. 24-25, 2013

Charlotte’s annual Pride festival takes Uptown Charlotte by storm with the Queen City’s first Pride Parade since 1994.
charlottepride.org.

Festival in the Park
Sept. 20-22, 2013

Charlotte’s annual arts festival overtakes Freedom Park.
festivalinthepark.org.

OUTSpoken
October, 2013

UNC Charlotte’s annual LGBT speaker series.
outspoken.uncc.edu.

Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala
Feb. 23, 2014

An annual black-tie fundraising event, the largest of its kind in the Carolinas.
hrccarolina.org.

Stop The Hate
March, 2014

Campus Pride hosts a training for school administrators, faculty, staff and students on LGBT inclusion in higher education.
campuspride.org.

Gay Charlotte Film Festival
April, 2014

An annual festival of established and up-and-coming LGBT films.
gaycharlottefilmfestival.com.

House of Mercy AIDS Walk
April, 2014

Hosted annually in downtown Belmont, this fundraiser provides support for House of Mercy’s clients.
thehouseofmercy.org.

Queen City Stomp
April, 2014

This annual country dance festival is one of an increasing number of gay country music and rodeo events.
queencitystomp.com.

RAIN AIDS Walk
May, 2014

This annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event is the largest of its kind in the Carolinas.
carolinarain.org.

The Happening
May, 2014

Annual Charlotte Gay and Lesbian Fund luncheon.
fftc.org /page.aspx?pid=953.

Queen City Drag Race
May, 2014

Local drag stars perform at this annual team relay drag race.
queencitydragrace.com.

Speed Street
May, 2014

Uptown Charlotte is transformed by this celebration of motor sports featuring endless entertainment on two stages and countless vendors.
600festival.com.

Taste of Charlotte
June, 2014

This foodie’s heaven event features a sampling of local culinary arts in Uptown Charlotte.
tasteofcharlotte.com.

Stonewall Celebration
June, 2014

The LGBT Community Center hosts an annual celebration of the Stonewall Riots anniversary.
gaycharlotte.com.

Canine Couture
June, 2014

Charlotte Pride’s annual festival featuring man’s best furry friends.
charlottepride.org.

Pride Splash Day
July, 2014

An annual day of fun and sun, hosted at the U.S. National Whitewater Center by Charlotte Pride.
pridesplashday.com.

LGBT-Friendly College Fair
August, 2014

Campus Pride hosts its regional LGBT-Friendly National College Fair in Charlotte.
campuspride.org.