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.
Charlotte Pride Festival, Saturday and Sunday
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. Opening ceremony at 12:20 p.m. Estelle performs at 8:15 p.m. on the Wells Fargo Stage, Saturday. Tryon and Stonewall.
Gay Pride Breakfast Bike Ride, Sunday
Bikes and costumes! Dress as your favorite Broadway musical character and take a bike ride around Plaza-Midwood, aka Gayborhood. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Details: Dianna@charlottebcycle.com.
Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade, Sunday
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.