Pride Festivals in the South 2024

Knox Pride, SoKno Pride, Blount Pride and More

May 10, 2024 Pride Festivals in the South 2024 Beau Knowles, Knox LGBT Businesses

Each year I create a list of Pride Festivals in my area, the southern United States. I am happy to announce some first annual festivals this year in small towns such as Athens TN, South Haven MI, and 3 festivals in Knoxville TN.  This list goes by date and location as a way to share them with my readers.

See my list that includes Eastern and Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Michigan. I will be updating this article as I become aware of more event dates. Enjoy. Happy Pride ~ Beau

Tennessee Pride Festivals 2024

Youth Pride

YOUTH PRIDE FESTIVAL  May 11, 2024 Oak Ridge TN, First Presbyterian Church, 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 

MEMPHIS PRIDE FESTIVAL June 1 2024  Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Church Park, Powered by Mid-South Pride. Memphis Pride the largest gathering for the LGBT+ community in the Mid-South

FRANKLIN PRIDE FESTIVAL  June 1,  2024 Franklin TN, The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, 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.  @FranklinprideTN

ROCKWOOD PRIDE June 1, 2024, 10-9pm Rockwood TN  the "  Steampunk Kollectic Oddities SKO 300 West Rockwood Street Rockwood TN, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. is child friendly and free. At 7:00 p.m. there is a 21 and older, show with $5 admission to raise money for Rainbow youth project. A national lgbtq youth supportive organization. The event will have Vendors, food trucks, carnival games for kids. Event page


PRIDE MARCH June 2, 2024 Gatlinburg TN 5:30pm 4th Annual Gatlinburg Pride March, Kick off Pride Month at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. We will meet at 4:30 pm below the lower plaza of the Aquarium and Gatlinburg Trolley Office. Hosted by Sevier lgbtqia2s+ Allies

PRIDE PICNIC June 2, 2024 Gatlinburg TN 6:30pm -8:30 pm, Mynatt Park Pavilion, 634 Ashbury Lane Gatlinburg, TN Hosted by Sevier lgbtqia2s+ Allies


Pulaski Pride Website

PULASKI TN PRIDE FESTIVAL June 8 2024 Pulaski TN, 1pm-7pm 116 Thomas Street, Hosted by @SoulWaves Sanctuary.  


UPPER CUMBERLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL June 8, 2024 Cookeville, TN, Dogwood Park, 11am to 5pm. Upper Cumberland Pride (UCP) unites the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities to support inclusion, dignity, and equality of all people. We build safe, inclusive communities in Cookeville, Tennessee, and the surrounding Upper Cumberland region, accepting and valuing individuals of all sexual orientations or gender identities. We invite everyone to join us in this joyous celebration of Pride. Please contact Upper Cumberland Pride at, on our facebook Upper Cumberland Pride with questions.  Hosted by


WEST KNOX PRIDE FESTIVAL June 8 2024 Karns TN, 3pm-8pm, Karns Park, Join us for our 2nd Annual West Knoxville Pride event! This year we are expanding to make room vendors, resources, a teen table and more family-friendly fun! Hosted by @WeKnoNow West Knox Pride


SWEETWATER PRIDE FESTIVAL  June 15 2024 Sweetwater TN, Sweetwater Duck Park, Sweetwater Pride's mission is to bring awareness to the LGBTQ+ community in Monroe County, TN.  Hosted by @SweetwaterPride



SOKNO PRIDE FESTIVAL June 29, 2024 South Knoxville TN, 8 a.m. to Midnight, Sevier Ave. SoKno Pride is the non-profit organization that produces the LGBTQIA+ event in South Knoxville’s Sevier Ave. community. Hosted by @SoKno Pride


ROCKWOOD PRIDE (Waiting on date)  2024 Rockwood TN 


TN to GA Pride Paddle 2024 (Waiting for new date) Chattanooga TN

JEFFERSON COUNTY PRIDE FESTIVAL June 22, 2024  Dandridge TN Join us for a celebration of Appalachian LGBTQ+ Pride! Jeff Co pride is thrilled to announce our 2nd annual pride is a go! This year, we will be at field 1 at the Dandridge Field of Dreams. Bring your sunscreen. Stay tuned for more info.

RAINBOW FESTIVAL June 29, 2024 Johnson City, TN.  Founder's Park celebrate pride month in Johnson City, TN Hosted by Pride TriCities The Pride Community & Education Center 

RUCO PRIDE FESTIVAL CELEBRATION June 29, 2024 Murfreesboro TN, Oaklands Mansion, RuCo Pride's first ever Pride Celebration! We invite all of Rutherford County to join us in celebrating everyone on the queer spectrum, including our allies. Hosted by Ruco Pride

NASHVILLE PRIDE FESTIVAL June 21- 22 2024 Nashville TN, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park 600 James Robertson Parkway, Strengthening and celebrating the LGBTQIA community in Nashville since 1988. Hosted by

ATHENS PRIDE August 17, 2024 Athens TN, Athens Regional Park, FIRST annual PRIDE Festival. The theme of our festival is "We Belong."  Bring your friends, come out for fun and community. We will have a DJ, vendors, and fun activities. We hope to see you there. (Waiting on time)

DICKSON PRIDE FESTIVAL Sept 7 2024 Dickson TN, Holland Park, 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! Hosted by @Dickson Pride Fest Event Page

GREENE COUNTY PRIDE (Waiting on Date) 2024  

KNOX PRIDE FESTIVAL   Oct 4,2024 Knoxville TN, Pride Parade 7pm, Gay Street, Knoxville TN. Oct 5, 2024 Pride Festival, World's Fair Park 525 Henley Street Knoxville TN. Hosted by Knox Pride

BORO PRIDE FESTIVAL  October 5, 2024 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. (Location to be announced) Hosted by

TRI PRIDE TN  FESTIVAL  October 12, 2024 Bristol, TN/VA ,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. Hosted by

CHATTANOOGA PRIDE FESTIVAL  (Waiting on Date) 2024 Chattanooga TN, 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. Hosted by

BLOUNT PRIDE FESTIVAL Fall 2024  (Waiting on Date) Maryville TN, Maryville College Clayton Center  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.  Hosted by @BlountPride

North Carolina Pride Festivals 2024

HENDERSONVILLE PRIDE FESTIVAL  (Waiting on Date) 2024 Hendersonville NC, to celebrate the power of diversity, unite and educate the community through PRIDE events and other activities. Jackson Park, Hosted by

BLUE RIDGE PRIDE FESTIVAL (Waiting on Date)  2024 Asheville NC, Pack Square Park, 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.  Hosted by

Kentucky Pride Festivals 2024

KENTUCKIANA PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL  June 15, 2024  Louisville KY, Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park, Kentucky Pride Promoting social, economic, and health equity of Kentuckiana’s sexual and gender minorities, we advocate pride, celebrate achievements, and educate leaders.  Hosted by

CORBIN PRIDE June 22, 2024 Corbin KY, Downtown Corbin Nibroc Park 12pm-5pm, Different Variety of Vendors, Drag Performances, Follow our Facebook page for more details. Hosted by @CorbinPride

Georgia Pride Festivals 2024

ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL   October 12 -13, 2024 Atlanta GA, Piedmont Park 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. Brought to you by

Michigan Pride Festivals 2024

SOUTH HAVEN PRIDE FESTIVAL June 29, 2024. South Haven, Michigan, Pride in the Park, Stanley Johnston Park 12pm-10pm. Prioritizing Safety and Inclusivity. (I offer my support to this small pride festival in way of this article.)  Brought to you by South Haven Pride

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