Memphis Pride Festival and Parade | Memphis Pride Fest
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT
2024 Memphis Pride Festival & Parade
Save the Date! Details are forthcoming.
At the heart of Memphis Pride Fest Weekend lie the cornerstones of the celebration, the Pride Festival and Parade, where the spirit of the LGBTQIA+ community weaves its most colorful threads into the fabric of the city. Here, the ordinary gives way to the extraordinary, the streets become a stage for the vibrant souls of Memphis, and every corner echoes with the beats of defiance and celebration. In this dazzling convergence, every color tells a story, every face reflects a journey, and the air itself vibrates with the energy of a thousand hearts beating in unison. It’s a place where the mundane is banished, replaced by a soulful display of creativity, courage, and unabashed pride.
This is where we come together, not just to march or to watch, but to exist loudly, proudly, and without apology, painting the city in the hues of our truest selves. – Welcome to Memphis Pride.
The Pride Festival
From a tradition spanning nearly a half-century, the Memphis Pride Festival has evolved from a modest picnic to a regional highlight attracting over 60,000 attendees and participants from all walks of life. It features over 125 vendors and exhibitors, a grand Pride parade, 2 stages with live entertainment including headliners, local musicians, drag artists, special guest speakers, VIP experiences, educational sessions, a kids’ area, and interactive activities, embodying a spirit of unity and diversity in the heart of Memphis.
The Pride Parade
The annual Memphis Pride Parade draws a massive audience and offers a production like no other. The Parade Steps off at 4th and Beale and makes its way through the historic Beale Street Entertainment District. The procession features over 100 units with 2,500+ 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, Terminix, Kroger, Lowes, Gold Strike Casino, and many more.