Pride Watch: Memphis

Memphis Pride Fest is the single largest gathering for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the Mid-South. While the Festival and Pride Parade are the cornerstones of Memphis Pride Fest, the entire celebration (known as Memphis Pride Fest Weekend) spans 4 days beginning with Drag N Drive, a dance party on Friday Night, the signature festival and parade on Saturday, and winding down with a Drag Brunch on Sunday. Memphis Pride Fest is held the first weekend of June.

The Festival

The Pride Festival on June 1, 11am-5pm at Robert Church Park is a diverse and community-friendly festival that includes live entertainment on 2 stages, over 190 vendors, a food truck park, a car show, kids area, adult area, VIP lounge, free and discreet HIV screenings, and more. With the support of our generous sponsors and community partners, we work to keep this celebration going! This year we will be charging $1 for tickets.

The Parade

What would Pride be without a big, bold, colorful parade? The annual Memphis Pride Parade draws a massive audience and offers a production like no other. The Parade on June 1st @11am steps off at 4th and Beale and makes its way through the historic Beale Street Entertainment District.