The Atlanta Pride Parade is known worldwide at this point. No matter your sexuality, everyone rallies together to celebrate the fact that love is love, no matter who you choose to be with. Despite our love for the parade, there's so much more to celebrating pride than the iconic parade that paints that city rainbow for a weekend. We've compiled a list of everything you need to do to celebrate pride, Atlanta style.


Miss. & Mr. Atlanta Pride Pageant 

Price: $10 for attendees

When: Sept. 24

Address: 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Why You Need To Go: This all-inclusive pageant welcomes anyone, just enter in the category you identify with. Ballgowns, formal wear and sparkles will take over the stage for a night of pure glamour. 


Dinner With The Divas Of Lips 

Price: $5-$12 cover + $15 food minimum (varies depending on show date) 

When: Various dates

Address: 3011 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Why You Need To Go: These phenomenal drag queens will have you drunk and falling out your seat from laughter. Best part is, you can party with these ladies every day of the week. 


Stride Into Pride: Warming Up Party  

Price: TBA

When: Oct. 5

Address: 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Why You Need To Go: This nightclub will be packed wall-to-wall in celebration of the upcoming festivities. You never know what will happen here, so prepare for a WILD time. 


Kick-Off Party With Gay Anthems

Price: Free!

When: Oct. 9

Address: 84 12th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Why You Need To Go: Outside of the traditional dancing and drinking that happens here, you can indulge in karaoke of classic gay anthems at the longest-running lesbian bar in the South. 


Georgia Aquarium Pride Kickoff

Price: $40+

When: Oct. 11

Address: 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Why You Need To Go: Much like the iconic parties that the Aquarium throws, this is bound to be a boozy evening of bottomless beverages and scenic views.  


Power Pride Live 

Price: Free!

When: Oct. 12

Address: 400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Why You Need To Go: Some of your favorite artists like Kesha, Daya, Max, and Ally Brooke are taking over Piedmont Park for the most colorful concert of the century. 


The Main Event

Price: $60

When: Oct. 12

Address: 800 Battery Ave SE #500, Atlanta, GA 30339

Why You Need To Go: This grand celebration at the Coca-Cola Roxy will be the ultimate after-party after the day's marches. It's baseball-themed so get your sexiest jersey prepared (with lots of glitter of course). 


49th Annual Atlanta Pride Parade

Price: Free!

When: Oct. 13

Address:435 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 (starting point)

Why You Need To Go: You'll be immersed in a sea of positive vibes during this free parade where LOVE takes over the streets of Atlanta. 



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