Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pride parade and festival, BBQ at Birdsong

Today is the final day of Pride week. The parade starts in an hour. There's also a food event at Birdsong. Get out and have fun.

Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade

Don’t miss the festival highlight with all of the usual fun of a gay pride parade, floats, marchers and more. Parade starts at 1 p.m. from 9th and N. Tryon St.

Charlotte Pride Festival
This is what we’ve all been waiting for! National, regional and local entertainers, musicians and bands, and more than 150 vendors, including art exhibitors, area non-profits, political candidates, retailers, food stands and more. Tryon and Stonewall.

Que & Brew - Slow Food Charlotte and Birdsong Brewery partner to present Brew & Chew BBQ to benefit 10,000 Gardens in Africa. The food features local pork from A Way of Life Farm and local vegetables. 3 - 7 p.m., Birdsong Brewery, 1016 North Davidson St. $20. Details.

Arts Festival - Comet Grill isn't the type of place that I would usually go to for an arts festival, but today they are hosting Comet Sunshine Festival. The event features 25 artists ranging from painters to jewelers, a dunk tank, aerialists and more. Ends at 6 p.m. Comet Grill, 2224 Park Road. 

Bounce Baby - The Bounce Queen Big Freedia brings her style of bounce rap to Charlotte for Pride weekend. 7 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St. $20.