Charlotte Pride Parade returns to uptown Charlotte in Oct. 2021

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:37 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Charlotte Pride Parade is returning to uptown Charlotte in October of 2021 after cancelling in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In 2020, Charlotte Pride and Charlotte Black Pride announced that all in-person pride events scheduled for July and August of that year were canceled in response to COVID-19. Pride leaders continued to offer digital elements.

But now, organizers say the parade will return to uptown Charlotte on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The parade will start off at 1 p.m. on Tryon Street.

“Our vibrant, beautiful community comes back to the streets! Rainbows will fill Tryon Street once again as Charlotte’s LGBTQ community steps off for a beautiful celebration!,” a message on the website reads.

Click here for more information about the parade.

Those interested in participating are invited to submit an application to march. Organizers say they are excited to plan an in-person parade and are optimistically planning for a more or less “normal” parade event.

Charlotte Pride wrote on their website that they reserve the right to scale back or reconfigure the parade in accordance with any government or public health guidelines and recommendations.

Organizers say a parade entry can be an individual or group who participates in the Charlotte Pride Parade. Entries can be groups of individuals with their own theme, set, cast, sound and scenario.

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