Even virtually, Memphis Pride Fest is the single largest gathering for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the Mid-South. While the Virtual Festival and Pride Parade are the cornerstone of Memphis Pride Fest, the entire celebration (known as Memphis Pride Fest Weekend) spans 4 days. It begins with “Drag N Drive” at the Summer Drive-In on Thursday Night and continues into a 3 day Virtual Pride Celebration. “Live and in Color 2.0” starts on Friday night and runs all day Saturday, with Sunday rounding out the weekend of Pride festivities.
Last year over 24,000+ people tuned in virtually and we hope to grow that number this year!
SUNDAY MAY 30, 2 PM @ TIGER LANE
PRIDE ON WHEELS CARAVAN PARADE
What would Pride be without a big, bold, colorful caravan parade? Even though we are virtual this year the Pride on Wheels Caravan is a great substitute for the Traditional Parade. We will record this event and broadcast it during the Virtual Festival on Saturday!
We will start at 2 pm from Tiger Lane. Travel down East Parkway to Young. From Young to Cooper and from Cooper to Union. From Union to Danny Thomas. Down Beale Street, stopping in front of the New Daisy to show some spirit for the cameras, then continue down Beale until you get to 2nd, and we are done. Cars, Trucks, Floats, and Motorcycles/Scooters are welcome!
The procession features over 100 units with participants of all ages and backgrounds including church groups, performing arts groups, museums, high school & college groups, senior groups, non-profit organizations, city & county leaders, local businesses, and corporate brands including St. Jude, Nike, New York Life, T-Mobile, Ikea, FedEx, International Paper, AutoZone, First Tennessee Bank, Kroger, Lowes, Gold Strike Casino, and many more.
Virtual Pride can be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch, but the best way to watch is on our website which will have extra features. Don’t forget that you can also stream on your TV!
THURSDAY JUNE 3, 6:30 PM @ THE SUMMER DRIVE-IN
DRAG N DRIVE
This event sold out quickly last year, so make sure you get tickets as soon as they are available.
We will be showing cult classic “Hairspray,” with an hour-long Drag Show immediately following!
he Drag Show features Iris LeFluer, Will Ryder, Stanisha Bonet Dupree, Bella Duballe, Jr Stone, Aubre Ombre, Justin Allen Tate, and Demonica Santangilo .
Gates open at 6:30 pm
Movie starts at 7:30 pm
Drag Show starts at 9:45 pm
3 DAY VIRTUAL PRIDE
FRIDAY JUNE 4, 7 – 9 PM,
LIVE AND IN COLOR 2.0 on midsouthpride.org/live/
Virtual Pride Live and in Color 2.0 is a diverse, inclusive, family, and community-friendly event.
LEARN, LAUGH, AND LIVE from 7 – 9 pm
We will have some serious and some fun conversations.
Thank you to the Friends of George’s cast for premiering their version of the hilarious “Snatch Game.”
SATURDAY JUNE 5TH 9 AM – 8 PM on midsouthpride.org/live/
Saturday will be filled with Entertainment, Community Partners, Laughs, Dancing, and even some educational moments. We have broken it down into 3 segments and a detailed schedule we will be posted soon.
9-Noon | Part1
1–4pm | Part2
5–8pm | Part3
SUNDAY JUNE 6TH 11 AM – 6 PM on midsouthpride.org/live/
Sunday will be a day of Drag Brunch, Community Partners, Multi-Faith Service, Drag Bingo, Laughs, and even some Breakout Sessions. We have broken today down into 2 Segments, and a detailed schedule we will be posted soon. Performers are FreakNasty, Macc Onner, Angelique Monroe, Luna Luella, Keleigh Klarke, Safari Kelly, Trebecca Collins, and Coco Kelly Diamond.
11am–2pm | Part1
3pm–6pm | Part2
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!