InFocus: Charlotte — Annual Events
Updated: August 14, 2014 at 7:12 pm
A listing of annual LGBT and other community events in and around the Queen City and approximately when they occur each year. Learn more about the events at the web addresses provided.
Human Rights Campaign Carolina Gala
An annual black-tie fundraising event, the largest of its kind in the Carolinas.
A fundraising dinner for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte.
Stop The Hate
Campus Pride hosts a training for school administrators, faculty, staff and students on LGBT inclusion in higher education.
Gay Charlotte Film Festival
An annual festival of established and up-and-coming LGBT films.
House of Mercy AIDS Walk
Hosted annually in downtown Belmont, this fundraiser provides support for House of Mercy’s clients.
Queen City Stomp
This annual country dance festival is one of an increasing number of gay country music and rodeo events.
RAIN AIDS Walk
This annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event is the largest of its kind in the Carolinas.
Annual Charlotte Gay and Lesbian Fund luncheon.
Queen City Drag Race
Local drag stars perform at this annual team relay drag race.
Uptown Charlotte is transformed by this celebration of motor sports featuring endless entertainment on two stages and countless vendors.
Time Out Youth Gala
An evening of music, food and fun benefiting Time Out Youth.
Taste of Charlotte
This foodie’s heaven event features a sampling of local culinary arts in Uptown Charlotte.
The LGBT Community Center hosts an annual celebration of the Stonewall Riots anniversary.
Pride Splash Day
An annual day of fun and sun, hosted at the U.S. National Whitewater Center by Charlotte Pride.
Charlotte Black Gay Pride
Annual event celebrating the diversity of the LGBT community. Pride festivities, expos, town halls and events.
Charlotte’s annual Pride festival takes Uptown Charlotte by storm.
LGBT-Friendly College Fair
Campus Pride hosts its regional LGBT-Friendly National College Fair in Charlotte.
Dining With Friends
An annual collection of private and public parties raising funds for the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network.
Festival in the Park
Charlotte’s annual arts festival overtakes Freedom Park.
UNC Charlotte’s annual LGBT speaker series.
Charlotte Business Guild Gala
A fundraising dinner for the Charlotte Business Guild.
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