Atlanta Pride: LGBTQ celebration set for Oct. 8-9

Courtesy Atlanta Pride
Courtesy Atlanta Pride

The Atlanta Pride celebration returns to Midtown on Oct. 8-9 with a weekend of parades, music, food and more.

The weekend kicks off Saturday with the annual Trans March (1:45 p.m.) to celebrate the transgender community and the Dyke March (6 p.m.) to empower women on Saturday at Piedmont Park. The big event of the weekend, the Atlanta Pride Parade, will be held Sunday starting at noon sharp. The parade will step off from the Civic Center MARTA station and make its way up Peachtree to 10th Street and on to the park.

At the park, there will be a weekend of music by Tris Day, Erica Dawson, The Mad Violinist, Nina Sky, Zara Larsson, JD Samson, Deven Green and Saturday’s headline event with Jody Watley and Shalamar. The Starlight Cabaret featuring some of the city’s best drag performers closes out Sunday night.

For a full lineup of events, visit