If you build it, they will come. The big weekend in LGBTQ Atlanta was in corona chaos, and dozens of local event organizers planned a Pride Weekend masterpiece
Lining up plans in Atlanta? Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to find something. Keep scrolling and click on individual event titles for more information, pricing and the latest updates from each organizer.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Big Gay Pride Brunch ft. Detox. RuPaul’s Detox headlines with local girls LaLa Ri, Alissah Brooks, Taejah Thomas, Cici Nicole, Raquel Rae Heart, Aspen York and more while you eat up @ Park Tavern, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Beasties Pride Workout. Start the day off with a total body workout with all proceeds going to Lost N Found Youth. Jonny hosts the sweatfest with tunes @ Gravity Fitness, 9 a.m.
Lott to Love Drag Brunch. Mona Lott and Destiny Brooks host queens while you munch food and chug brews @ Elsewhere Brewing, 11 a.m.
Atlanta Gay Sports Alliance Block Party. DJ Devon Rex headlines the margaritas, games and Jell-O shots with this renewed coalition of LGBTQ sports leagues. Look for a 50/50 raffle too. Proceeds benefit Out Front Theatre and Lost N Found Youth @ Guac y Margy’s, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Virtual Gray Pride. AARP Atlanta and members from across the country gather for a day of online events @ aarp.com. Living Beyond HIV, 11 a.m., Listening OutLoud: Celebrating LGBTQ Voices StoryCore Encore, 2 p.m., Atlanta Black Gay Pride Concert Encore, 3 p.m., an Day Party, 4 p.m.
Wussy Pride Bottoms Up Brunch. Adore Delano and Landon Cider follow up last night’s slaying with another appearance while you eat up and drink down @ City Winery, 11:30 a.m.
Woofs Pride Saturday. If you do it at Woofs, you do it with Pride. Their usual lunch, dinner and TV sports but make it rainbow @ Woofs, 11:30 a.m. – close.
Garden Disco & Art Market. Pride vibes, a queer artist market and daytime disco are guarantees from hosts A Better Buzz and Dirty South @ Georgia Beer Garden, 12 noon – 5 p.m. gabeergarden.com
Kween on the Green 9.0. The ninth iteration of those gays on the Meadow, but this time their coolers, tents, canopies and jams serve you the Park Pride Realness you so richly deserve. Come out and Bring Your Own Everything @ Piedmont Park near Park Tavern, 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Hideaway Pride Saturday. Start with Pride Outside ft. DJ Bill Berdeaux, 2 p.m. Twilight T Dance with DJ Rob Reum, 7 p.m. and Pride Decadence with DJ Darlene, 10 p.m.
Queen Butch Pride Tea. Hear that kettle whistling? Grammy darling DJ Todd Terry serves the afternoon tea. Ree De La Vega and William Francis open @ Heretic, 2 p.m.
A Queer Day’s Night. Atlanta Fringe Festival teams with the women of Metropolitan Studios for a two-day Pride lineup. Today, it’s Virtual Drag Storytime with Brent Star (via Fringe’s FB page), 2 p.m. Then live and in person @ Metropolitan Studios, Colorful: A Queer Arts Panel, 5 p.m. Gay History for Straight People, 7 p.m., and A Big Queer Cabaret, 8:30 p.m.
Sunset Cabaret. Ruby Redd hosts special guests Lena Lust, Heather Daniels and Trashetta Galore along with a cast of old and new favorites as the sun goes down. It’s part of Pride ATL All Around Us @ Midtown Moon, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m
RuPride Cabaret ft. Kandy Muse. Fantasy Girls Cabaret continues its RuPaul domination. Phoenix and crew welcome Kandy Muse, Trinity K. Bonet and LaLa Ri @ Future, 7 p.m.
Electric Circus. The outdoor block party with silent disco continues, plus a Fire Show, DJ Mary Mac topping five DJs, and a late-night drag show @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Boys on the Bar. It’s a simple formula, but you love it. This week with extra Pride goodness @ BJs, 9 p.m.
Gagged. Get with DJ 5 Hour Boner for the Pride dance East Atlanta waits for all year. House, disco and bops @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.
Pride Kiki with Aquaria. You can’t stop, and Wussy won’t stop. The headline queen serves a live DJ set @ Amazza, 10 p.m.
Pride Saturday w/DJ Dani Brasil. Alan T hosts an opening set by DJ Stan Jackson before the man of the night hits the tables and turns you every which way but loose @ Heretic, 10 p.m.
Stars & Legends features Kameron Michaels and DJ Escape. Don’t miss these two headliners with a 10th Street Pride for the ages @ X Midtown, 10 p.m.
Deep South Pride. DJ Vicki Powell’s crew and The Carry Nation conglomerate take over the beats @ Believe Music Hall, 10 p.m.
The Divas & The Divo. Myah Ross Monroe hosts Tasha Long, Mokka Montrese, Tommie Ross and Tameka X @ Midtown Moon, 11:30 p.m.
Future Pride Saturday ft. Tom Stephan. You can’t stop, and he won’t let you. Get into the spirit @ Future, 10 p.m. Twisted Dee and Martin Fry spin Xion Afterhours, 3 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9 – Sunday Oct. 10
Fall Festival on Ponce. The gays of Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces are back with their annual arts booths, music acts and food vendors @ Olmstead Lineal Park (Just east of Moreland @ Ponce), all day both days.
Sunday, Oct. 10
Pride Block Party. DJs Chris Cox and Dave Aude oversee the rainbow crosswalk corner with a crowd of revelers featuring outside bars, two superstar DJs and the party pumping all day and night @ X Midtown, 12 noon – 3 a.m.
Out & Proud Tea Dance. James Anthony and Max Bruce headline DILF’s traveling daddy show @ Heretic, 3 p.m. Grab a bite and get back here for Pride DILF with the Perry Twins, 10 p.m.
Wussy Pride Bottoms Up Brunch ft. Aquaria. The RPDR winner takes a spin with a Prideful cast @ City Winery, 11:30 a.m.
Hideaway Pride Sunday. Spill the T with Mother, 12 noon, Pride Outside with Dueling DJs, Manhole at the Honeypot with DJ Rob Reum, 10 p.m.
Woofs Pride Sunday. If you do it at Woofs, you do it with Pride. Their usual lunch, dinner and TV sports but make it rainbow @ Woofs, 12 noon – 9 p.m.
Marquee Pride Day Party. Brigitte Bidet and Taylor Alxndr take over the oldest continually operating gay club in Atlanta (yes it is) with Ree de la Vega, IHeart sponsors and several screaming queens @ Marquee Club, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Pride Heifer Review. Ruby Redd corrals the queens during your Pride meal @ Midtown Moon, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Virtual Drag Queen Story Hour. Miss Terracotta Sugarbaker reads to everyone of every age @ Facebook Live, 2 p.m.
Pride Tea Dance ft. DJ Mauro Mozart takes his cue from Medusa Productions and runs with it @ The Piedmont Room & Garden Tent, 3 p.m.
Pride Sunday “Service.” DJ Vicki Powell closes out her Pride Weekend series with her most popular regular party. It’s also her birthday @ Sister Louisa’s Church, 6 p.m.
Kevin James Thornton. The gay comic and accidental “It Was the ’90s!” TikTok sensation preforms his one-man show @ Atlanta Comedy Club, Norcross, 7 p.m.
Pride Sunday at MSR. The women’s bar feeds and waters you well as you enjoy Pride Brunch & Bubbly with DJ Wulf and Drew & Coco’s drag show @ My Sister’s Room, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. The party continues with the Women’s Pride Closing Party featuring three DJs, the Hellfire Harlots and DJ Mary Mac, 8 p.m. – close.
Celebrating our Pride of Gender, Sexuality, and Disability. Atlanta Pride and Compassionate Atlanta sponsor this virtual Pride event for celebrating LGBTQIA people with disabilities @ Facebook Live, 4 p.m.
Gurlfrandz Pride Show. The EAV queens are back in action for a Pride show after a whole pandemic off the clock @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.
New Faces. Charmaine Sinclair Dupree hosts the competitors with special guests Tattianna Dujour, Aqualencia Litre, Belladonna Paris and Kristiva Viva @ Friends, 9 p.m.
Future Pride Closing Party. Alexander spins with a performance by Suzanne Palmer @ Future, 10 p.m. DJs Karlitos and Deanne keep it going for Xion Afterhours, 3 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 11
Pride Morning Party ft. Nina Flowers. The one-of-a-kind DJ returns to Atlanta to squeeze the last bit of Pride out of you @ Heretic, 6:30 a.m.
Coming Out Day Dance ft. Jesus Montanez. It’s the last dance. Last chance… for romance tonight. Oh-ho I need DJ Jesus Montanez @ Future, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
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