VOLUNTEER

Planning and coordinating a large-scale event like Pride takes a team of talented and dedicated volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills, teach skills to others, build self-esteem, and contribute to a better, stronger community, We have volunteer opportunities for people at every skill level.

DONATE

We are a non-profit organization, Support from individuals and businesses is vital to our growth and success. We appreciate the generous donations we receive every year from our supporters. They keep the organization strong, and encourage us, as volunteers, to work even harder for our community.

REGISTER

With over 8,000 attendees, the Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade is a great place to sell products, promote your organization, network with communities, build support for a cause, and celebrate with friends and families. Vendor booths and Pride Parade participants can register here on our website.

SPONSOR

The interest and support by individuals, businesses, and socially responsible organizations make Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade possible.  Through sponsorship, your support enhances the quality of life in the Mid-South, while giving you the opportunity to reach a significant consumer base.

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Celebrating Pride in the Mid-South Since 2003

The annual Mid-South Pride Festival is the single largest gathering for the LGBT community and its allies in the Mid-South. It attracts more than 9,000 attendees and includes entertainment featuring musicians, bands, speakers, and dance performances. The Festival showcases more than 125 vendor and informational booths, great food, and of course, the Pride Parade rolling down Historic Beale Street. Events at the Festival and Parade are family friendly and packed full of fun.

Introducing Memphis Pride Fest!

Powered by Mid-South Pride

This year, we are expanding the annual 1-day festival into a 3-day grand celebration! With all the new things see and do, we decided to give our signature event a new name. Mid-South Pride brings you a new Pride experience at the all-new MEMPHIS PRIDE FEST!

Friday, Sep 23

THE PRIDE CONCERT
7pm at Handy Park

Saturday, Sep 24

PRIDE FESTIVAL
10am – 5pm at Robert Church Park

PRIDE PARADE
1pm – 2pm on Beale Street

Sunday, Sep 25

PRIDE BRUNCH
1pm at Celtic Crossing

PRIDE T-DANCE
4pm at Alchemy

VOLUNTEER

Planning and coordinating a large-scale event like Pride takes a team of talented and dedicated volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to develop new skills, teach skills to others, build self-esteem, and contribute to a better, stronger community, We have volunteer opportunities for people at every skill level.

DONATE

We are a non-profit organization, Support from individuals and businesses is vital to our growth and success. We appreciate the generous donations we receive every year from our supporters. They keep the organization strong, and encourage us, as volunteers, to work even harder for our community.

REGISTER

With over 8,000 attendees, the Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade is a great place to sell products, promote your organization, network with communities, build support for a cause, and celebrate with friends and families. Vendor booths and Pride Parade participants can register here on our website.

SPONSOR

The interest and support by individuals, businesses, and socially responsible organizations make Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade possible.  Through sponsorship, your support enhances the quality of life in the Mid-South, while giving you the opportunity to reach a significant consumer base.

Countdown to Pride 2016

September 24th, 2016

Festival 10am – 5pm | Parade at 1pm

2016/09/24 10:00:00

Pride Festival
Event Location:

Robert Church Park
4th & Beale Street

Downtown Memphis, TN

Memphis Pride Fest

What to Expect at Your Pride Celebrations in Downtown Memphis

Meet your Grand Marshals for 2015

Every year Mid-South Pride selects people in our community that deserve recognition for all of the things they have done for our community. Read who we selected this year by clicking here.

We Want Your Feedback! – Community Survey

In order to plan an even better Mid-South Pride Festival & Parade for next year, we’d like to hear from you! Please submit our Community Feedback Survey to let us know how we did...

Artistik Approach at this years Festival

Artistik Approach is a multi-talented duo whose a cappella based music incorporates elelments of various musical style and genres. Members Brandon "Eso" Tolson, from East St. Louis and Siphne "Siphne

Meet Ladi Ashlee

Hello I am Ladi Ashlee and I am you current Miss Mid-South Pride. Open this blog to read more about me.

Q & A from Playhouse coming to the 2nd stage

This group uses theatre to explore and express what life is like as an LGBTQ+ or straight allied teen in Memphis and the surrounding area. Q&A is proud to perform selections of their inaugural product

Mister Mid-South Pride Jr. Stone

Meet your 2015 Mister Mid-South Pride Jr. Stone!

Rudy Rose

In 2015, Rose joined the Orange Is the New Black cast in Season 3. Rose plays new inmate Stella Carlin, "whose sarcastic sense of humor and captivating looks quickly draw the attention of some of

Queen of Beale St. Barbara Blue

Barbara Blue personifies the female blues vocalist. Referred to as "The Reigning Queen of Beale Street" by the Memphis Music Elite, Ms. Blue respectfully takes her rightful place in the musical mecca

Inner City South brings spoken word to this years Festival

Inner City South is a performing arts production company, comprised of husband and wife duo Dee "Ms. Dee-Lite" Dotson and Tim "T-Remedi" Dotson. As a resident theater company at Evergreen Theater in

Almost Elton at this years Festival!

Jerred Price has been a mega-fan of Sir Elton John since the age of 5. Since that early age, he has been "performing as" Elton for friends and family. Now at the age of 27, after attending 30+

Mary Robyn Opening the 2nd Stage!

Her style is acoustic folk with soul. Her influences include, but are not limited to, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Ed Sheeran, and John Legend.

Bridging Soul Productions at this years Festival

Bridging Souls Productions is a company of performance artist united together to share their love for dance and other performance arts media in the surrounding community of the mid-south through dance

2015 Pride Festival & Parade – “Love Equals Love”

See what's happing at the 2015 Pride Parade & Festival. With Featured Entertainers & Special Guests, Grand Marshals, Featured Parade Judges, Great Food, Festival Vendors, and more!

Tori WhoDat coming to you live from the main stage

Tori WhoDat comes to us from the heart of New Orleans and streets of Memphis to help enlighten the youth while offering a sanctuary from social stigmas through her infectious beats and unique sound.

Blackberry Wednesday at Mid-South Pride

Blackberry Wednesday is made up of 3 Memphis music veterans. Frontman and keys player Rod Henson has been playing and writing music in Memphis for the last 10 years. Lucien Croy ,guitar player and

Thomas Prunier at this years Festival!

If you're looking for entertainment, humor and a reliable performer that is professional, look no further than Thomas Prunier.

This is The History of the Rainbow Flag (Video)

The rainbow flag, commonly the gay pride flag and LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride and LGBT social movements. (Other uses of rainbow flags include a

Donate

Your kind donation to Mid-South Pride will directly impact the lives of the Mid-South LGBT community. The generous spirit and support by individuals & socially responsible organizations, allow us to

Tennessee TV Station Refuses To Run Marriage Equality Ad

The ad features Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, a gay republican and military physician, who was unable to marry his boyfriend. WRCB, an NBC affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is refusing to run a commercial

“Power in Pride” Survey

Mid-South Pride needs 10 mins of your time for a survey. Participating in this study helps Mid-South Pride open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community.

T-Shirt Design Contest

This year we will be hosting a T-Shirt Competition! We are looking for a t-shirt design for the Festival & Parade that makes a bold statement and is centered around our theme. The top 5 designs will

Theme & Poster Contest

This year we are extending our Theme to a poster competition!!! The mission of the poster contest is to put a spotlight on the outstanding artists in our community, and to give them the opportunity to

Approach to Diversity – World Pride 2017

WorldPride Madrid 2017 will feature a full program of conferences, seminars, workshops as well as cultural and sports activities, and a “kids and family pride” that will act as a source of education.

Festival Booth Registration

The Pride Festival is an all day event, with great food, entertainment by local and national celebrities, and vendors booths with products and information. It's a family friendly experience with a chi

Pride Parade Registration

We're on a mission to be renowned as the biggest, most colorful, and most exciting annual parade and celebration in the region! Learn more about how you can enter the parade and win trophies and awar

Small Business/Personal Sponsorships

We offer sponsorship's customized for individuals who just want to show their support for the community, promote their favorite organization or or small business, or raise awareness for a cause.

Business Sponsorships

The interest and support by individuals, businesses, and socially responsible organizations make Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade possible. Learn about the benefits we offer in our Pride Sponsorsh

Order VIP Passes

Some Pride goers make it an all day affair, so we offer VIP Pride Passes with extra perks and amenities to make the Pride experience even more fun and enjoyable for those that like that extra special

Volunteer Opportunities

Planning and coordinating a large-scale event like Pride takes a team of talented and dedicated volunteers. We have volunteer opportunities for people at every skill level. Learn more about our teams

Submit Ideas & Suggestions

In order to build a Festival and Parade with features and entertainment that appeals to the many diverse sub-cultures that make up our local LGBT community, the volunteers need your ideas and

Order Your VIP Pride Passes

VIP Pride Pass holders enjoy extra perks and amenities to make the Pride experience even more fun and enjoyable for those that like that extra special treatment. Learn more about the benefits and how

Here comes Dragnificient 2

SO PROUD OF THIS, PLEASE WATCH AND SUPPORT! Tracy Love started Friends Of George’s  in 2010 and this butterfly has morphed...

Pride at the ball!

Thanks to fellow board member Phillis Lewis. Pride attended the annual Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis Ball XII. We had a great time. The night was filled with feathers and beads. The numbers get

Ten Years of Pride Parades

Pride was celebrated back as early as 1976 with a picnic in Overton Park that was covered by Gaiety newspaper. The first of several marches was organized beginning in 1980 by the Memphis Gay

History & Colors of the Rainbow Flag

The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist, who created the flag in response to a local activist’s call for the need of a community symbol. Baker designed a

Things to Know

Festival Location
Robert Church Park

Parade Location
Beale Street

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