InFocus: Charlotte 2015 — Charlotte annual events

A list of annual LGBT and other community events

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

Charlotte Business Guild Gala
March
A fundraising dinner for the Charlotte Business Guild.
charlottebusinessguild.org.

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Gay Charlotte Film Festival
April
An annual festival of established and up-and-coming LGBT films.
gaycharlottefilmfestival.com.

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

Pride in Business Expo & Career Fair
April
Charlotte Business Guild hosts a chance to showcase your local business or find new career opportunities.
charlottebusinessguild.org.

The Happening
May-June
Annual Charlotte Gay and Lesbian Fund luncheon.
fftc.org/clgf.

Forté!
May
A fundraising dinner for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte.
gmccharlotte.org.

Queen City Drag Race
May
Local drag stars perform at this annual team relay drag race.
queencitydragrace.com.

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

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

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

Time Out Youth Gala
June
An evening of music, food and fun benefiting Time Out Youth.
timeoutyouth.org.

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

Charlotte Pride
August
Charlotte’s annual Pride festival takes Uptown Charlotte by storm.
charlottepride.org.

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

Festival in the Park
September
Charlotte’s annual arts festival overtakes Freedom Park.
festivalinthepark.org.

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

Dinner With Friends
An annual collection of private and public parties raising funds for the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network.
carolinarain.org/dinnerwithfriends

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