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Pride Fest

2021
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With over 35,000 attendees from all walks of life, Memphis Pride Fest offers a rare opportunity to engage thousands of LGBTQ+ consumers and their friends & families from across the region.

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Even Virtually, Memphis Pride Fest is the single largest gathering for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the Mid-South. While the Virtual Festival and Pride Parade are the cornerstone of Memphis Pride Fest, the entire celebration (known as Memphis Pride Fest Weekend) spans 4 days beginning with The Drag N Drive at the Summer Drive-In on Thursday. and Virtual Pride Live and in Color Friday Night, Saturday, and winding down on Sunday. 

Last year over 24,000 + people turned in and we hope to have even more this year!

We will post the schedule as soon as we have it 100% locked in, so stay tuned!

PRIDE ON WHEELS CARAVAN PARADE

What would Pride be without a big, bold, colorful parade? Even though we are virtual this year the Pride on Wheels Caravan is a great substitute for the Traditional Parade. We will record this event and broadcast it during the Virtual Festival on Saturday!

We will start at 2 pm from Tiger Lane. Travel down East Parkway to Young. From Young to Cooper and from Cooper to Union. From Union to Danny Thomas. Down Beale Street, stopping in front of the New Daisy to show some spirit for the cameras, and then continue down Beale to you get to 2nd, and we are done. Cars, Trucks, Floats, and Motorcycles/Scooters are welcome!

The procession features over 100 units with participants of all ages and backgrounds including church groups, performing arts groups, museums, high school & college groups, senior groups, non-profit organizations, city & county leaders, local businesses, and corporate brands including St. Jude, Nike, New York Life, T-Mobile, Ikea, Fedex, International Paper, AutoZone, First Tennessee Bank, Kroger, Lowes,  Gold Strike Casino, and many more.

DRAG N DRIVE

This event sold out quickly last year, so make sure you get tickets as soon as they are available. 

We will play an amazing movie Hairspray and then an hour-long Drag Show!

The Drag Show will have Demonica Santangilo, Will Ryder, Stanisha Bonet Dupree, Bella Duballe, Jr Stone, Aubre Ombre, Justin Allen Tate, and Iris Lefluer.

Gates open at 630 pm 

Movie starts at 730 pm

Drag Show starts at 945 pm

3 DAY VIRTUAL PRIDE - LIVE AND IN COLOR 2.0

Virtual Pride Live and in Color 2.0 is a diverse, inclusive, family, and community-friendly event. 

Tonight we will Learn, Laugh, and Live from 7 pm- 9 pm

We will have some serious and some fun conversations. We will play some games and learn about each other.

Stay tuned for more info!

Virtual Pride Live and in Color 2.0 is a diverse, inclusive, family, and community-friendly event. 

Today will be filled with Entertainment, Community Partners, Laughs, and event some educational moments. We have broken today down into 3 Segments, we will post a schedule soon.

Saturday’s Schedule

9 am – 12 pm  |  Part 1

1 pm – 4 pm  |  Part 2

5 pm – 8 pm  |  Part 3

Stay tuned for more info!

Virtual Pride Live and in Color 2.0 is a diverse, inclusive, family, and community-friendly event.

Today will be filled with Entertainment, Community Partners, Multi-Faith Service, Bingo, Laughs, and even some Breakout Sessions. We have broken today down into 2 Segments, we will post a schedule soon.

Sunday’s Schedule

11 am – 2 pm  |  Part 1

3 pm – 6 pm  |  Part 2

Stay tuned for more info!

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