41 LGBTQ Pride parades, festivals, concerts, parties, games, movie screenings and more in Georgia in 2024

Pride Month began on Saturday, and with it the start of a flood of events to celebrate the occasion throughout June and well into the fall. 
A massive rainbow flag is carried through Midtown during the Atlanta Pride parade on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Robin Rayne)

Pride Month began on Saturday, and with it the start of a flood of events all around Georgia to celebrate the occasion throughout June and well into the fall. 

The state’s largest Pride celebration — Atlanta Pride — takes place in October, but it’s far from the only city in Georgia with a Pride festival. Columbus, Athens, Augusta, Smyrna, Rome, Savannah, Carrollton and other Georgia cities join in on the celebration too. And the list keeps growing.

Atlanta pro sports teams including the Dream, the Braves and United all host Pride night games in June. And there are scads of other ways LGBTQ people and allies are celebrating across Atlanta and Georgia.

Below is a sampling of Pride events in Georgia. Know about one that we should add to this list? Let us know!

And check out WABE’s newly updated Beyond Pride page, which includes a number of in-depth feature stories on LGBTQ issues and people in Georgia. A team of WABE reporters is hard at work on a fresh batch of stories that will be added to the page over the next few months. 

The page also includes LGBTQ Atlantans in their own words, the Pride events calendar, an interactive LGBTQ Atlanta history tour and LGBTQ coverage from other NPR member stations across the South. 

A pedestrian waits to cross a rainbow crosswalk in Midtown Atlanta in 2015. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

June

June 1: PFLAG Milledgeville Pride Paddle, 10 a.m., Oconee River Greenway

June 1: Columbus Pride Festival, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., 1100 Broadway

June 1: Athens Pride Parade, 2 p.m., Downtown

June 1: Atlanta Women’s Chorus: Phoenix Rising, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Lawrenceville Arts Center

June 1: Pride After Dark, 9 p.m., Apache XLR (Atlanta)

June 1: Heyday ’80s Dance Party Pride Kickoff Edition, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m., The Basement

June 2: Atlanta Pride Run, 8 a.m., Piedmont Park

June 2: Red’s Beer Garden Pride Party, Noon-4 p.m., Red’s Beer Garden

June 2: Atlanta Dream Pride Game, 3 p.m., Gateway Center Arena

June 2: Atlanta United Pride Night, 4:30 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Stadium

June 3: Wussy Mag’s The Peachies Awards, 8 p.m., City Winery Atlanta

June 4: Landmark Pride Series: “Brokeback Mountain,” 7 p.m., Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

June 6-8: LGBTQ Institute 2024 Symposium, National Center for Civil & Human Rights

June 8: OUTrageous! Pride Market, Noon-4 p.m., American Cancer Society Center

June 8: Gwinnett Pride, Noon-7 p.m., Thrasher Park

June 9: Queer Craft Night’s Art in the Park Pride Month Edition, 3-6:30 p.m., Piedmont Park

June 11: Landmark Pride Series: “Hedwig & The Angry Inch,” 7 p.m., Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

June 12: MAAP Happy Hour & Pride Trivia, 7 p.m., High Museum of Art

June 14: Gwinnett Stripers Pride Night, 7:05 p.m., Coolray Field (Lawrenceville)

June 14: Second Friday Pride Party, 8 p.m., Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

June 15: Brewhaha! Drag Bingo – The Pride Show, 1-3 p.m., Finca to Filter (West End)

June 18: Atlanta Braves Pride Night, 5:20 p.m., The Battery

June 20: Amen! It’s A Drag Show: The Pride Show, 10:30 p.m., Sister Louisa’s Church

June 21: Zoo Atlanta Pride Night, 6-9 p.m., Zoo Atlanta

June 18: Landmark Pride Series: “Moonlight,” 7 p.m., Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

June 15: Landmark Pride Series: “But I’m A Cheerleader,” 7 p.m., Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

June 20: Little Shop of Stories Pride Panel, 7-8 p.m., DeKalb County Public Library Decatur Branch

June 21: Burlesque Karaoke Pride Edition, 8 p.m., Metropolitan Studios (Atlanta)

June 21-22: Augusta Pride, Augusta Common

June 22: Smyrna Pride, Noon-6 p.m., Smyrna Market Village

June 22: Stonewall Block Party, 2-10 p.m., 1515 Bull St. (Savannah)

June 22: Pride Showcase, 8-11 p.m., ArtsXchange

June 23: Pride Month Up Top! Drag Bingo, 2-4 p.m., Citizen Supply

June 24-30: Southern Fried Queer Pride Festival, Multiple Locations

June 28-30: Rome Pride, Ridge Ferry Park

June 29: 3rd Annual Queer Prom, 7-11 p.m., Metropolitan Studios

A supporter holds a transgender flag at the Atlanta Pride parade on Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Robin Rayne, file)

August

Aug.  27-Sept. 2: Atlanta Black Pride, Multiple Locations

September

Sept. 21: South Georgia Pride, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., John W. Saunders Park

Sept. 28: Carrollton Pride, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., University of West Georgia

October

Oct. 12-13: Atlanta Pride, Piedmont Park

Oct. 17-22: Savannah Pride, Ellis Square