The Most Colorful Weekend of the Year: June 1st-4th
Immerse yourself in the love, unity, and unbridled excitement of Memphis Pride Fest Weekend, a celebration that honors the diverse LGBTQ+ community and its allies. This unique event transcends traditional boundaries, fostering unity through a variety of engaging activities that appeal to a wide audience. The weekend is filled with inspiring performances and interactive experiences, designed to spark conversations and connections among attendees.
As we champion the beauty of our differences, Memphis Pride Fest Weekend unites us in the pursuit of a more inclusive world. The event’s emphasis on empowerment, education, and celebration creates an environment that encourages personal growth and deeper connections. Step into a world beyond the ordinary, where opportunities to forge lasting bonds and contribute to a brighter, more inclusive future await.
The 2023 Weekend Lineup
For this year’s Memphis Pride Fest Weekend, we aimed high to deliver an amazing lineup of events thoughtfully curated to highlight the richness and ingenuity of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. You’ll find a range of activities and performances that cater to various interests and tastes. From high-energy parties and vibrant parades to immersive cultural experiences and thought-provoking conversations, our carefully curated events will engage, inspire, and entertain attendees while fostering unity and understanding. Get ready to dive into a weekend of celebration, connection, and unforgettable memories.
“Mid-South Pride will not back down when any part of our community is attacked. We will always support Drag entertainment and those who choose it as a freedom of expression,” said Vanessa Rodley, President of Mid-South Pride. This year, Mid-South Pride will employ more local drag artists than ever, and we are not only bringing in one headlining drag artist but doubling down. Mid-South Pride is PROUD to present Nashville native and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 contestant Kameron Michaels AND UK sensation and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Runner-up Lady Camden as the headliners for Memphis Pride Fest!
This year’s Memphis Pride Fest Weekend boasts an extraordinary lineup of events, highlighting the richness and ingenuity of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. The weekend kicks off with the highly anticipated hallmark event, “Drag N Drive,” followed by the return of the Big Gay Dance Party, hosted by Friends for Life, embracing this year’s theme, “Hate is a Drag.” Attendees can also look forward to the main attraction, the Memphis Pride Festival at Robert Church Park, showcasing live entertainment, shopping, food, and community involvement.
The vibrant Memphis Pride Parade serves as a highlight of the weekend, celebrating love, unity, and acceptance, and featuring a diverse array of participants and spectators. Additionally, attendees can enjoy the official Memphis Pride Fest after-party, Bacchus at The New Daisy, hosted by Mid-South Pride, Thacker-Rhodes, and Stephanie Wilbanks. Finally, the weekend concludes with the Grand Marshal Drag Brunch, the perfect farewell to the most colorful weekend of the year.
Join us for a spectacular weekend of celebration, connection, and unforgettable memories, as we champion the beauty of our differences and unite in pursuit of a more inclusive world.
For tickets and experience packages, visit midsouthpride.org!