Pride: Durham, NC



Parade | 1030AM - 1230PM | Duke East Campus

Festival | 12PM - 4PM | Duke East Campus

Concert | 5PM - 8PM | Durham Central Park

Party | 10PM - 2AM | The Fruit


Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24, 2022, and get excited! This year’s theme for Pride is “IRL!”


We will host all of our events IRL: IN REAL LIFE -- that means we will be in-person, no virtual options this time around. We also hope that our time together will encourage the act of IRL: INSPIRING REAL LOVE. As cheesy as it may sound, it’s our desire that you come to Pride this year and leave inspired by the abundance of love made real -- that desire is motivating us, and we hope it motivates you!


In this spirit, we are happy to announce that registration is open! Please go ahead and register to march in the parade, to exhibit at the festival, and to volunteer! Click the links below, provide your information, and someone from our committee will follow up with you. And please don't be shy -- if you have questions or concerns about an accommodation that will help you participate in-person more fully, contact us via email: [email protected]


Parade Registration click here

Vendor Registration click here


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in sponsoring Pride 2022!




Presenting 2021




Lavender Sponsors Website 2021


Equality 2021


Pride 2021

Creating and Facilitating Community

Pride: Durham, NC serves as the annual celebration of community, family, pride, and activism in Durham and across the state. Durham being the home to progressive politics and true inclusion is the perfect location to celebrate your identities. Located in the state famous for "THE Bathroom Bill," HB2, Durham is also where activists have shaped history through radical acts and intelligent collaboration between key community members.

Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to drive stronger connections and further growth and success in a tumultuous political climate. All people with love in their hearts and progress fueling them are welcome at Pride: Durham, NC.


Our History

With more community input and intergenerational guidance, Pride: Durham, NC is the location for members of the LGBTQ community in Durham and beyond to celebrate and rejuvenate their spirits. Please read more about the history of NC Pride (from the NC Pride Archives) and Pride: Durham, NC.

“Somebody, your father or mine, should have told us that not many people have ever died of love. But multitudes have perished, and are perishing every hour—and in the oddest places!—for the lack of it.”

James Baldwin