Memphis Pride Fest Weekend
Drag N Drive
Memphis Pride Fest Weekend officially kicks off at the iconic Summer Drive-In with Drag N Drive, an event that sets the tone for the celebrations ahead with an emotionally charged evening of camaraderie, creativity, and community spirit. This unique evening is more than just a night at the movies; it’s a profound experience that combines storytelling through drag with the vintage charm of drive-in cinema.
Big Gay Dance Party
Imagine a night in Memphis where the pulse of the city syncs with the heartbeat of its people, a prelude to the Pride festival and grand parade that define the Pride Fest weekend. Welcome to the Big Gay Dance Party – an evening of high-energy music, sensational performances, and meaningful connections.
The Pride Festival
From a tradition spanning nearly a half-century, the Memphis Pride Festival has evolved from a modest picnic to a regional highlight, attracting over 50,000 attendees. It features over 125 vendors and exhibitors, a grand Pride parade, two stages with live entertainment including headliners, local musicians, drag artists, special guest speakers, VIP experiences, educational sessions, a kids’ area, and interactive activities, embodying a spirit of unity and diversity in the heart of Memphis.
The Pride Parade
The annual Memphis Pride Parade draws a massive audience and offers a production like no other. The Parade Steps off at 4th and Beale and makes its way through the historic Beale Street Entertainment District. The procession features over 110 units with 2,500+ participants of all ages and backgrounds including church groups, performing arts groups, museums, high school & college groups, senior groups, non-profit organizations, city & county leaders, local businesses, and corporate brands.