Pride Calgary (Calgary, Alberta)
August 23 – September 2
In a few short sleeps Pride Calgary 2013 begins with an expected record of attendees. Near 35,000 people gathered last year for Alberta’s biggest pride festival. Organizers say this year should attract even more. Parade goers should meet at the corner of Center Street and 8th Avenue (Stevens Street) at 12 noon Sunday, September 1. The Pride Calgary website has a map of the parade route. A street festival sponsored by Les Girls & YYC Bad Boys immediately follows. Expect a hot list of DJs and loads of food and fun.
In The Life Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)
August 26 – September 3
Registration is open for Atlanta’s annual Black Pride celebration. In The Life Atlanta closes August and opens September with a few bright surprises. A decadent set of featured events include the play “Boi Pull Your Pants Up”, a health and life expo and the infamous Mr. and Ms. Atlanta Black Gay Pride 2013 with a $1000 cash prize.
Southern Decadence (New Orleans)
August 28 – September 2
Get a weekend pass to New Orlean’s Labor Day pride celebration, Southern Decadence. Major DJs are lined up for each nightly club event. For those that prefer daytime hours, a street parade will begin at Washington Park on Friday, along with a Bourbon Street Extraveganza and free concert with gay-favorite entertainment. The main parade leaves on Sunday until an epic afterparty the lasts well into Monday evening.
Delaware Gay Pride Festival (New Castle)
Delaware Pride Festival is taking a break from its previous gay resort location in Rohoboth Beach this year and moving closer to the capital of Wilmington. It’s new home, New Castle, is a quaint town but provides better access to the larger Philadelphia community. The pride festival will take place Sunday, September 8 starting from Blue Diamond Park.
Dallas Pride Parade and Festival (Dallas, Texas)
The 30th The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade begins September 15 at 2pm from Cedar Springs Road, from Wycliff Avenue to Lee Park (Turtle Creek Blvd.) just in time to meet the Festival in the Park presented by Dallas Tavern Guild. This year’s festival also includes a special Family Pride Zone, where LGBT parents and their kids can enjoy the events in a safe environment. Grand Marshalls Cece Cox and Robert Emery will welcome thousands of locals and visitors to one of the largest pride events in Texas.