Cville Pride Festival

The 8th Annual Cville Pride Festival is on Saturday, September 14th! Free and open to everyone, join the excitement from 11am-7pm at the Sprint Pavilion in downtown Charlottesville. Last year alone, about 8,000 people were in attendance. This kid-friendly and fun-filled event welcomes everyone! Furthermore, enjoy parties, brunches and plenty of other Pride Week Events.

Pride Week Events

Leading up to the Cville Pride Festival, participate in a variety of events during Pride Week. On Wednesday, September 11th at 7pm, Live Arts will host a special reading of Strange Fish: A Comedy. This story tells of a southern-raised trans woman and drag queen–as told by herself. Thursday, September 12th, listen to live music at the Pride Alt-Rock Showcase. At the IX Art Park at 7pm, enjoy tunes from some of the festival’s favorite bands! Lastly, Friday September 13 at 7pm, activist, author and advocate Kate Bornstein will deliver a talk about LGBTQ history and rights. This talk will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the beginning of the gay rights movement.

Cville Pride Festival: The Day Of

At the Cville Pride Festival, enjoy performances and a variety of food and drink vendors. A beer and wine garden for those over 21, and a moon bounce, balloons and crafts for kids makes this event perfect for people of all ages! In addition, participate in Playground of Empathy’s Walk in My Shoes Closet Experience. See the world through a different gender’s perspective. Each 30 minutes, you’ll hear a narrative account from a real person.

After-Pride Brunch

After your time at the Cville Pride Festival, you are sure to work up an appetite! Head to The Graduate from 11am-1pm for brunch. Enjoy a buffet style breakfast and continue the celebration. This event costs $25, of which 10% of sales go to Cville Pride.

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