Pride in Columbia SC
Friday, May 27, 2022 8:00 AM by Kelsey Carmichael
Outfest in June
Outfest Columbia | June 4, 2022
Celebrate the official Pride month with Outfest Columbia! From 1 - 4 PM, Outfest aims to focus on the Columbia community, showcasing local talent, vendors, and businesses. Major bonus - RuPaul's Drag Race Season 14 winner, Willow Pill, will headline for an unforgettable show. Head to the 1200 block of Park St. in Columbia's arts district, The Vista, to catch all the action. Plus, official after-party at Capital Club, which will feature Elena Devour, Koko Dove, and the newly crowned Mr. & Miss Outfest Columbia.
South Carolina Black Pride Week in August
Black Pride Week | August 25 - 28, 2022
From a welcome reception to the Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival at Riverfront Park to the Unity Block Party, this is a weekend you won't want to miss. Catch live entertainment, vendors, dancers, and special guests, all with the theme "This is Me!" Stay tuned to their website and Facebook page as more details are announced.
South Carolina Pride in October
SC Pride Parade & Get Lit Concert | Friday, October 14, 2022
Start your weekend with a night parade down Main Street, starting at 7:30 PM. If you’re planning to watch from the sidelines, find the perfect spot along Main, anywhere between Laurel and Lady Streets. Bonus points for snagging an outdoor table somewhere like The Grand or Lula Drake for some of the best seats in the house.
You’ll see colorfully lit floats and cars, creative costumes, and tons of positive energy, all with music that will make you want to dance. When the parade is over, the party doesn’t end. Follow it all up with the Get Lit street dance and concert at 8 PM.
Famously Hot SC Pride Festival | Saturday, October 15, 2022
Pregame with a stroll through Soda City Market, located right next to the festival on Main Street. Once you've fueled up with brunch from a local food truck or restaurant, head to the festival where you'll find performances by local and nationally recognized artists, family-friendly activities, community resources, and food & beverage vendors.