UPDATE: Canceled due to increased cases of COVID.
Asheville's Blue Ridge Pride Festival celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Join the LGBTQ community in Downtown Asheville in Pack Square Park, 11 AM-7 PM. Two stages will feature regional musicians and many talented entertainers. Check out the 150 vendors and organizations that will do their best to feed, cloth, accessorize, entertain, and educate the 10,000+ festival-goers.
Learn about many great organizations in our community and country dedicated to social justice. Sample delicious goodies from 20 food vendors. The kids' area will have a mobile art lab, bounce house and more. There are special events during all of Pride week. Find more information on the Blue Ridge Pride's website.
For more info on visiting for the festival or any time of the year, see our Asheville LGBT Travel Guide.
Scandals (11 Grove Street in downtown Asheville) After Party with three levels of bars and dancing, guest DJ, drag shows and more. One of the biggest gay bars in the state!
Their mission is "Celebrating sexual and gender diversity while Educating our community and allies about the programs and services that are available for our community." The Blue Ridge Pride Festival is directed by a committee that works closely with the Blue Ridge Pride Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Free admission.