Best Pride things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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You’ve waited a whole year for this. Pride Weekend in the ATL brings all the fun and fellowship you can handle, then keeps the holigay party going all night and all weekend long.

Friday, Oct. 7

Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party (top photo). Drag DJ Kitty Glitter headlines this sold-out bash @ Georgia Aquarium, 7 p.m.

Hot Fruit. Come hang out with the East Atlanta cool kids to kick off your weekend with DJs Vicki Powell, Ambrosia Salad and Bouffant Bouffant, plus Hydrangea Heath @ Mary’s, 9 p.m.

Pride Kickoff. DJs Daryl Cox and Neon put your booty on bounce @ Ten, 9 p.m.

DJ Manny Lehman Pride Kickoff. The one and only gets you moving @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Pride Friday with DJ Boris. Also on deck, B2B Ralo (ATL) and Amoroso (NYC) dance you into the weekend @ Wild Pitch Music Hall, 10 p.m.

The Other Show: Pride Edition. Come to the unique weekly drag cabaret with an eclectic cast and special guests that always pack a surprise @ Jungle, 9 p.m. Stick around. It’s Pride Friday with DJ Drew G and Roxxy @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m.

Grrr Pride. Marc J. Cubs and Ron Pullman pull out the stops @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Pride Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens with special guest Ivy Winters @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

Pride Vixens puts the grrls on display for your entertainment and your dollars, plus Second Level beats upstairs @ Blake’s, 9 p.m.

Pride Ladies. Get your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women in the new Midtown home of Atlanta lesbian nightlife @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Latino Pride. Brenda and Alejandro Guzman turn up the volume with stage shows and dancing into the wee hours @ Club Rush, 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.

DJ Martin Fry takes you deep into the night with $5 Fridays, Pride Edition @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Foreplay Afterhours with DJ Cosmo keeps you dancing late. Really late @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, Oct. 8

Atlanta Pride. You know what’s up. Hit the park for the 46th year in a row. Events include the Local Comedy Showcase, cultural exhibits, stage acts, a car show, niche spaces, the Trans March at 1 p.m. and Dyke March at 6 p.m., and Queer Your Gender Dance Party at 8 p.m. All the gay things @ Piedmont Park, all day. Find the full schedule.

Mega Pride Block Party. The corner of gay and gayer just got… gayer. Outdoor bars, beats and boys in the parking lot @ Ten, all day.

Dec-Gay-Des. It’s a DJ-driven street party with Neon the Glowgobeat @ Zocalo, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pride, Football & Beer. It’s Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Atlanta Pride Women’s Party. The MSR chicks host an “Electric Circus” theme @ Opera, 8 p.m.

Pride TribaHaus with DJ Shane Stiel. Local favorite Seth Breezy opens, and together they rock the house @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

DJ Tony Moran. The circuit legend returns to Atlanta to do up Pride @ Jungle, 9 p.m. 

Tribahaus. DJs Shane Stiel and Seth Breezy rock some Pride beats @ Heretic, 10 p.m.

Rise. DJs Pat Scott, Neon Glowgobear and Marc J Cubs spin you right round @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.

Pride Gurlfrandz. The Pride show from the Village Queens and a packed house @ Mary’s, 10 p.m.

Honey. Get with your alternaqueers headed by DJ Vicki Powell and friends @ Alley Cat Music Club, 10 p.m.

Pride Synergy turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars with special guest Shangela @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.

Pride GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Edie Cheezburger, a cast of premiere queens and special guests @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

DJ Lydia Prim. She brings the tribal beats to keep your weekend fun going that much longer @ Tokyo Valentino, 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.

DJ Paulo All Nighter. Bars close, but this place doesn’t. You never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


Sunday, Oct. 9

Atlanta Pride Parade. You. Betta. Work! Some 300,000 people are expected towatch several hundreds floats and other parade entries at the centerpiece of the weekend @ Peachtree and 10th Streets, 12 noon.

HRC Pride Brunch. Watch the parade, eat the grub and hobnob while raising funds for the national organization @ Empire State South, 10:30 a.m.

Mega Pride Parade Party. The corner of gay and gayer just got… gayer. DJ Kraax spins outdoor bars, beats and boys in the parking lot @ Ten, during the parade, plus all day and night.

Atlanta Pride. Direct from the parade, flow into the park for more fun, including stage acts, cultural exhibits, niche spaces, and the Starlight Cabaret at 7 p.m., All the gay things @ Piedmont Park, all day. Find the full schedule.

Pride Wrap Party. Smirnoff wants you to drink more and enjoy Atlanta’s gay sports bar @ Woofs, 6 p.m.

DJ Vicki Powell’s Sunday Service: Pride Edition. The local lesbian legend’s regular gig gets blown up with DJ JD Samson and Ambrosia Salad @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, 7 p.m.

Tossed Salad. Brigitte Bidet, Nicole Paige Brooks and their cast of queens close out the weekend @ Burkhart's, 10 p.m.

Bearracuda. DJ Paul Goodyear body slams you, and you love it to close out Pride Weekend @ Heretic, 9 p.m.

Atlanta Pride Closing Party. DJ Micky Friedman helms the official farewell to 2016 @ Opera, 9 p.m.

DJ Joe Gauthreaux Pride Afterparty. Pride keeps going @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m.


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