Pride Festivals in the South 2023

Knox Pride, SoKno Pride, Blount Pride and More

Updated June 28, 2023  Blount Pride Announcd their Festival will be on Sept 2, 2023 at Maryville College Clayton Center in Maryville TN Beau Knowles Knox LGBT Businesses Knoxville TN

Updated June 16, 2023 Beau Knowles Knox LGBT Businesses Knoxville TN 

Pride Festivals in Middle and Eastern Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky. Including some 1st Annual Festivals in smaller communities. I'm sure there are more than this however, I created this list for my businesses and followers. Enjoy. 

May 13, 2023  Beau Knowles Knox LGBT Businesses Knoxville TN 

I list these by date so that we can go to more than one. 

Pride Festivals in the South By Date

Tennessee Pride Festivals 2023

YOUTH PRIDE FESTIVAL  May 6 2023 First Presbyterian Church Oak Ridge TN  Our mission is to have a place where LGBT youth can celebrate themselves in a safe and welcoming environment. We fully embrace pride, self-expression, and especially self-love. @YouthPrideFest

SoKnoPride 2023 Flyer 

SOKNO PRIDE FESTIVAL JUNE 10, 2023 Formerly South Side Pride 8 Midnight Sevier Ave. Knoxville TN   SoKno Pride is the non-profit organization that produces the LGBTQIA+ event in South Knoxville’s Sevier Ave. community.

"Sokno Pride was born in 2021, with the intention of bringing the LGBTQIA+ community together in the form of a drag brunch. Before it even started it grew into something much bigger than I could have ever dreamed of. Planning this event has shown me that our community is capable of so much love and compassion. I want to thank you all for supporting this event and helping me shape it into something that our community needs, now more than ever. Please continue to love and support each other and do your part to make the community feel safe." SoKnoPride Co-founder Jimi Miller Learn more by visiting their website

FRANKLIN PRIDE FESTIVAL   June 3 2023 The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin TN  PFLAG Franklin and TEP partner to stage a community event that seeks to Celebrate, Support, Engage and Unite the community on behalf of our LGBTQ family and neighbors and their allies. 

MEMPHIS PRIDE FESTIVAL June 3 2023  Robert Church Park Memphis, Tennessee.   Powered by Mid-South Pride. Memphis Pride the largest gathering for the LGBT+ community in the Mid-South


 PULASKI TN PRIDE FESTIVAL June 3 2023 2pm-7pm Downtown Pulaski TN Hosted by @SoulWaves Sanctuary.  

UPPER CUMBERLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL June 3 2023 Dogwood Park Cookeville, TN  Upper Cumberland Pride is Tennessee's first and only pride focused on the LGBT community in a rural area.

DICKSON PRIDE FESTIVAL June 10, 2023 Holland Park, Dickson TN Dickson’s first-ever Pride Festival and Pride Pageant! Come hang out at this Family Friendly event for a day of shopping, eating, and good old-fashioned fun! @Dickson Pride Fest Event Page

GREENE COUNTY PRIDE (Postponed) June 15, 2023 Greenville TN First Pride Festival in Greene County ever. June 15th from 2-8pm with an After Party following! Looking for Sponsors and Vendors, Contact The Botanica Studio for details!  

ROCKWOOD PRIDE Inclusion, Y'all JUNE17th 17t 10-6.'


Rockwood Pride June 17 2023 Rockwood TN Trevor Project Fund Raiser 18+ yrs old at 10am -6pm SKO Bits and Bobs 300 W. Rockwood Street Rockwood TN
Rockwood Pride Family Friendly June 18, 2023 Family Friendly Trevor Project Fund Raiser 3pm-6pm at SKO Bits and Bobs 300 W. Rockwood TN


TN to GA Pride Paddle Skeeter Outdoors June 17, 2023 Pride is a reason to go paddling. This event is open to EVERYONE, including allies and friends. I plan on putting in this Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at Cloud Springs (Cloud Springs Road Fort Oglethorpe GA) and pulling out at Camp Jordan (323 Camp Jordan parkway East Ridge TN) for some Disc Golf and exploring the park. This is typically a 3 hour paddle, so let's get our paddles wet!

Map of route


SWEETWATER PRIDE FESTIVAL June 24, 2023 Sweetwater Duck Park, Sweetwater TN  Sweetwater Pride's mission is to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community in Monroe County, TN. @SweetwaterPride

RAINBOW FESTIVAL  June 24, 2023 Johnson City, TN.  Founder's Park Pride TriCities The Pride Community & Education Center will be hosting a Rainbow Festival this year to celebrate pride month in Johnson City, TN.

NASHVILLE PRIDE FESTIVAL June 24 & 25 2023 Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park 600 James Robertson Parkway Nashville TN. Strengthening and celebrating the LGBTQIA community in Nashville since 1988.


Blount Pride Flyer 

BLOUNT PRIDE FESTIVAL Sept 2 2023 Maryville College Clayton Center Maryville TN.  The purpose of Blount Pride is to uplift and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community of Blount County. We will do this through public events that make our lives and our stories visible and through building connections across the diversity of our experiences.  @BlountPride

BORO PRIDE FESTIVAL  (I spoke to the Boro Pride board recently, they are waiting for the venue confirmation 6/28/2023 Beau) Murfreesboro TN, Boro Pride is bringing a festival of equality and acceptance to Murfreesboro.  The event features performers, activities, and information booths for the whole family.

TRI PRIDE TN  FESTIVAL Sept 23, 2023 Tri Pride organizes a FREE annual event in the Tri-Cities, TN: the Tri Pride Parade & Festival. We are a registered non-profit, founded in October 2017.

KNOX PRIDE FESTIVAL Knox Pride March Oct 6, Knox Pride Annual March on Gay Street Festival Oct 7 Knox Pride Fest 2023 @ World's Fair Park World's Fair Park Knoxville TN. Oct 8 Knox Pride Fest: Sunday Market @ Knox Pride Community and Resource Center 4044A Chapman Hwy, Knoxville TN "Knox Pride Festival is an open (and free) celebration of music, celebration and speakers focused on promoting Equality and Inclusion of ALL people. 

CHATTANOOGA PRIDE FESTIVAL October 7-8 2023 is the LGBTQ+ Pride Festival for the greater Chattanooga area. Managed by Tennessee Valley Pride. Our volunteer board works year-round to bring the LGBTQ+ community and our allies together for events, various causes, and to build networks of support which benefit all of us.

North Carolina Pride Festivals 2023

HENDERSONVILLE PRIDE FESTIVAL June 10, 2023 Jackson Park, Hendersonville NC To celebrate the power of diversity, unite and educate the community through PRIDE events and other activities.

BLUE RIDGE PRIDE FESTIVAL  Sept 30, 2023 Pack Square Park, Asheville NC Blue Ridge Pride Center: To promote equality, safety, and quality of life for western North Carolina’s LGBTQ+ and allied communities, working as a united community through advocacy, celebration, education and service.

Kentucky Pride Festivals 2023

KENTUCKIANA PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL  June 17 2023  Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park Louisville KY KentuckyPride Promoting social, economic, and health equity of Kentuckiana’s sexual and gender minorities, we advocate pride, celebrate achievements, and educate leaders.

Georgia Pride Festivals 2023

ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL   Oct 14- 15 2023 Piedmont Park Atlanta GA. The Atlanta Pride Committee is Georgia's oldest non-profit agency serving the LGBTQ community and serves as an advocate of and resource to gender and sexually diverse communities in Atlanta and the Southeastern United States.

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