With Friday nightlife at a frenzy and more than 40 Saturday LGBT events on the Gay Agenda, maybe a little planning can help. Go with the flow, but make sure not to miss your faves with this list.
Of course, there’s much more as unofficial events round out a full weekend. Our daily interactive Gay Agenda calendar is at the ready for every last official and unofficial option for Saturday and Sunday. But to make things even easier, here’s a closer look at Saturday’s biggest draws. We’ll do the same for Sunday.
Click the ones you’re interested in for maps and details.
SATURDAY, OCT. 9, DAYTIME
* Atlanta Pride Festival (top photo)
Piedmont Park 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
* Pride Kickball Tournament
Piedmont Park Pavillion, 10:30 a.m.
* Trans March
Piedmont Park Overlook, 1 p.m.
* YouthPride Fun in the Garden
Piedmont Park Dock, 1 p.m.
* Pride Literary Showcase
Piedmont Park Bud Light Stage, 1:30 p.m.
* Trans March afterparty
Piedmont Park Pavillion/Beer Garden, 2:30 p.m.
* Dyke March
Piedmont Park/Charles Allen Gate, 5:30 p.m.
Mass Commitment Ceremony
Piedmont Park Pavillion, 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 9, NIGHTLIFE
Gay Men’s Chorus and ASO perform “Wicked Divas”
Symphony Hall, 8 p.m.
Zayra’s “VIP” Pride Party
Bellissima, 8 p.m.
*Atlanta Pride Mega Peach Women’s Party
The Loft, 9 p.m.
Club Q All-nighter with DJ Paulo
Club 714, 10 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Backroom Burlesque & DJ Mike Pope @ the Heretic
The Heretic, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Fire & Ice Party
My Sisters’ Room, 9 p.m.
Hey Gurl! Pride Femme Pop Party
Mary’s, 9 p.m.
Pride with DJay McCracken
Amsterdam, 10 p.m.
Pride with DJ Josh Bula
Mixx, 10 p.m.
Pride with DJ Pat Scott, Southern Bears and Atlanta Bucks
Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m.
Is there more? Lord yes. View Saturday’s full events calendar.
* indicates official Atlanta Pride Committee events.