Strike up the band! It’s that time of year when the Carolinas are abloom with festivities for Pride Month and beyond. Listed below are a comprehensive list of what’s happening in cities and towns alike.

North Carolina

June 15: Carrboro
Carrboro Latinx Festival

June 15: Hendersonville
Hendersonville Pride

June 15: Durham
Orgullo Latinx: Latinx Pride 2019

June 22: Salisbury
Salisbury Pride 2019

June 29: Elizabeth City
NENC Pridefest

June 29: Fayetteville
Fayetteville Pride Fest

July 17-21: Charlotte
Charlotte Black Gay Pride

Aug. 15-17: Fayetteville
Fayetteville Black Pride

Aug. 17-19: Charlotte
Charlotte Pride 2019

Aug. 31: Wilmington
Port City Pride

Sep. 13-15: Manteo
Outer Banks Pridefest 2019

Sept. 15: Greensboro
Greensboro Pride Festival 2019

Sept. 21: Hickory
Catawba County Pride Festival 2019

Sept. 27-28: Asheville
Blue Ridge Pride Festival 2019

Sept. 28: Durham
Pride Durham 2019

Sep. 28: Raleigh
NC Pride at Night

Oct. 19: Winston-Salem
Pride Winston Salem 2019

May 4: Raleigh
Out! Raleigh 2020

South Carolina

June 22: Greenville
Upstate Pride Rally & Black Pride Festival

June 22: Bluffton
Lowcountry Pride

Aug. 22-25: Columbia
South Carolina Black Pride

Sep. 14: Charleston
Charleston Pride Festival

Oct. 4-5: Columbia
Famously Hot
South Carolina Pride Festival

Oct. 27-Nov. 3: Spartanburg
Upstate Pride 2019

Previous Annual Events

May 18: Gastonia
Gaston Pride & PFLAG Gaston Family Picnic

June 1: Myrtle Beach
Coastal Business Guild & Grand Strand Pride in the Park

Please note that there are additional organizations that have held Pride festivals in the past, but no information was available for them this year. They are Alamance Pride and Sandhills Pride.

[Ed. Note: qnotes has prepared this comprehensive list of Pride festivals for our readers. To that extent, some may have been omitted. If readers will email with other listings (must have full name, address, phone number and website), qnotes will be happy to add them to the compilation. List accuracy and integrity are vital. Please report any errors or changes that need to be made.]