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FESTIVALS

KNOX PRIDE FESTIVAL FALL 2022

Jan 11, 2022 Knoxville TN by Beau Knowles.

Knox Pride announced in a LIVE stream of their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, they are moving the 2022 Knox Pride Festival to Fall of this year. The festival will be a 3-day event which is the first of its kind for our area.

Sept 30-Oct 2 2022

Friday Sept 30 Evening Parade down Gay Street.

Saturday Oct 1 Pride Festival at World's Fair Park

Sunday Oct 2 Shopping with Vendors at World's Fair Park

Knox Pride President John Camp stated, "the event is still FREE".

(I will have to add video links later.)

YOUTH PRIDE FEST 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. First Pres. Church Oak Ridge TN Email May 7 2022

KNOX PRIDE FESTIVAL is an open (and free) celebration of music, celebration and speakers focused on promoting Equality and Inclusion of ALL people. @knoxpridefest Email World's Fair Park Knoxville TN September 30-October 2 2022


SoKno Pride

SOKNO PRIDE Formerly South Side Pride SoKno Pride is the non-profit organization that produces the LGBTQIA+ event in South Knoxville’s Sevier Ave. community. Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit: Appalachian OUTreach whose purpose is to reduce the impact that isolation, discrimination, and oppression has on the East Tennessee LGBTQ+ community. Bryant’s Bridge who provides transitional housing and resources for LGBTQ+ youth who have experienced homelessness or are about to experience homelessness. The Bottom Knox who builds community, celebrates culture & engages the creativity of Black people! Sevier Ave. Knoxville TN June 11, 2022

Read stories about Southside Pride. READ MORE HERE

PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET A bazaar of all the things punk. Note from the organizer "If you have a bad ass venue for us for 2022 or are interested in becoming a vendor, please send us a message! @PRFMknoxville (Considered a Festival by many in the community.)

BLOUNT PRIDE FESTIVAL 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. Jack Green Park and the Maryville Ampitheater Maryville TN July 30, 2022


MARYVILLE TN

BLOUNT PRIDE FESTIVAL 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. Jack Green Park and the Maryville Ampitheater Maryville TN July 30, 2022

CHATTANOOGA TN

CHATTANOOGA PRIDE FESTIVAL is the LGBTQ+ Pride Festival for the greater Chattanooga area. Managed by the 501(c)3 non-profit 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. (423) 402-0408 PO BOX 8116 Chattanooga, TN 37414-0116 @TennesseeValleyPride September 26- October 2 2022

COOKVILLE TN

UPPER CUMBERLAND PRIDE is Tennessee's first and only pride focused on the LGBT community in a rural area. P.O. Box 237, Cookeville, TN Dogwood Park in Cookeville, TN June 11, 2022

FRANKLIN TN

FRANKLIN PRIDE 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. The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin TN June 4, 2022

NASHVILLE TN

NASHVILLE PRIDE Join us to celebrate LGBTQIA Pride and Equality at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park 600 James Robertson Parkway Nashville TN. Strengthening and celebrating the LGBTQIA community in Nashville since 1988. Email June 25 & 26 2022

MEMPHIS TN

MEMPHIS PRIDE FEST powered by Mid-South Pride is hosted every fall in Memphis, Tennessee. June 2-5 2022

MURFREESBORO TN

BORO PRIDE is bringing a festival of equality and acceptance to Murfeesboro. The event features performers, activities, and information booths for the whole family. Murfreesboro TN September 17, 2022

JOHNSON CITY TN

TRI PRIDE organizes a FREE annual event in the Tri-Cities, TN: the Tri Pride Parade & Festival. We are a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit. Tri Pride was founded in October 2017. @tripridetn Email

The Pride Community & Education Center will be hosting a RAINBOW FESTIVAL this year to celebrate pride month in Johnson City, TN. Pavilion at Founders Park Johnson City TN June 25, 2022

ASHEVILLE NC

BLUE RIDGE PRIDE FESTIVAL 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. Email (828) 423-0655 Pack Square Park, Asheville NC September 24 2022

GEORGIA

ATLANTA PRIDE 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. (404) 382-7588 Email Piedmont Park Atlanta GA, October 7-9, 2022


KENTUNKY

KENTUCKY PRIDE Promoting social, economic, and health equity of Kentuckiana’s sexual and gender minorities, we advocate pride, celebrate achievements, and educate leaders. KENTUCKIANA PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park Louisville KY June 18, 2022