The 19th annual Charlotte Pride parade and festivities will be taking over the streets of Uptown Charlotte this weekend.
The event organized for the first time in 2001 in Marshall Park, with most attenders being anti-gay protesters.
Now, just 18 years later, the event has officially become the largest annual parade in the City of Charlotte.
This year, Charlotte Pride is expecting to see over 165,000 attenders flock to the center of our city between today and Sunday.
Aug. 17-18: The following street closures for the @cltpride Festival take effect at 9 a.m. on Aug. 16:
Tryon St. between Trade and Stonewall Streets.
— City of Charlotte (@CLTgov) August 13, 2019