Tuesday, May 31 marks the start of a six-day celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, featuring more than 35 events in North Charleston’s Park Circle neighborhood, including new events like the Sweet Tea Dance Party and fan favorites from last year.

The week-long party kicks off with the Pride Flag Raising at Commonhouse Aleworks, with local LGBTQ+ organizations taking turns to raise the flag to celebrate inclusivity in the community. This event will also include a welcome speech from North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. 

Other new events this year include the Agronym Standup Comedy Show, Bearded Ax Takeover of Tattooed Moose, Thrift Thursday, Pride Family Kickback, Queer Adult Prom, Queer Beer Bust and many more. If you’re itching for some classics, fear not — organizers have brought back drag brunches, book fairs, clothes swaps, flash tattoo events and more from last year’s festival. 

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Venues include Commonhouse Aleworks, The Sparrow, Stardust Tattoo, Ship’s Wheel and a long list of other Park Circle businesses. Park Circle Pride is produced by Simon Cantion of Vive Le Rock Productions in partnership with the Park Circle business Collective. Cantion is also the producer of Charleston’s annual Rockabillaque Festival. 

Proceeds from the festival will benefit local LGBTQ+ nonprofit organizations We Are Family and the Alliance for Full Acceptance.

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