Awaiting Dates for 2020
Atlanta Gay Pride 2020
Atlanta Gay Pride is one of the most important events of its kind to take place in the Southern United States. Atlanta Gay Pride takes place at leafy (and centrally located) Piedmont Park in early to mid-October. The event is part of a month long series of events including the National Coming Out Day and the Atlanta AIDS Walk.
Atlanta’s Pride celebration centers around a handful of events over this three-day autumn weekend as well as some activities and gatherings taking place the weeks prior.
Highlights of the festival include the Out On Film LGBT gay film festival which takes place from late September to early October.
Events begin with the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party, at the fantastic Georgia Aquarium on Friday. This is a sell out event. Following this and lasting until 3 am, there’s the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff After Party.
The Pride festival includes free entertainment on the stages at the festival grounds in Piedmont Park, as well as a Pride Marketplace (usually held from 10 am until 7 pm each day) featuring some 200 vendors and organisations from the greater Atlanta GLBT community.
The annual Pride Parade, held on Sunday, begins at 1 pm (floats and participants begin assembling around 10:30 that morning), departs from the Marta Civic Center Station, and ends at Piedmont Park.
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Map of Gay Atlanta
The Atlanta gay population lives, works and plays all over the city and even into the suburbs. Midtown has several of the city’s most popular gay bars like Blake’s, Burkhart’s Pub, Bulldogs and Swinging Richards. The Atlanta LBGT populace is also partially responsible for the resurgence of Grant Park in the 1980s. The historic neighborhood was falling into ruins when members of the community started scooping up properties, renovating and restoring them to their original glory. This fever pitch trickled over into the neighborhoods of East Atlanta, Ormewood Park and the Old Fourth Ward. These are all eclectic, funky and tolerant neighborhoods, like most of Atlanta.
NGPA Atlanta Pride 2018
Recommended Hotels in Atlanta
The gay scene is spread across the city of Atlanta, however we recommend you stay in Midtown. Its close to the best bars and clubs plus it is within easy reach of all the other sights and gay districts.
The Glenn Hotel
3 Star, Great Location
Downtown’s first boutique propertywhere eye-popping orange room accents and a South Beach-worthy rooftop bar with one of the best city skyline views amp up the buzz.