Carrboro and Chapel Hill are pleased to host Small Town Pride this June! Save the dates for special events and join in our local traditions to celebrate the Pride community.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) Pride Month is celebrated nationally and locally each year in June.
Through Small Town Pride, we affirm community values ensuring that all residents, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated with respect and dignity. Local events in Carrboro and Chapel Hill will recognize local LGBTQ+ leaders, artists and activists, and highlight history, resources and businesses.
Small Town Pride Events in June 2023
- Chapel Hill Pride! Promenade | Saturday, June 3 from 2-4 p.m. (downtown Chapel Hill)
Wear your colors. Wave your flag. Walk with Pride. This celebratory march starts at Peace & Justice Plaza, 179 E. Franklin St., and ends at 140 West Street Plaza, 140 W. Franklin St. St.
- Poets Open Mic Night | Tuesday, June 6 from 7-9 p.m. (via Zoom)
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride through your poetry with other local poets. This event encourages the writing, reading, and listening of poetry. Hosted by Carrboro Recreation, Parks and Cultural Resources Department.
- Drag Story Times | Dates to be Announced
Drag Story Times celebrate glamour, imagination, play, and gender fluidity while providing positive queer role models. Bring your kids to enjoy a fabulous hour of story time by some of the most prominent Drag royalty in the Triangle!
- ORGULLO LATINX PRIDE | Saturday, June 10 from 5-9 p.m. (Carrboro Town Commons)
Celebrate Latinx Pride! with local food trucks, a drag show, a DJ, and games for the kids. Organizers from El Centro Hispano bring a unique event that fosters unity, inclusivity, and empowerment by showcasing our community’s talents while providing social, healthcare, and advocacy resources and family fun. https://elcentronc.org/orgullo-latinx/
- Pride Piper Walk | Friday, June 30 at 4:30 p.m. (Carrboro Century Center)
Join local officials to help roll “Rainbow Ram” down Weaver Street from the Century Center to Town Commons for the Pride Food Truck Rodeo & Dance Party.
- Pride Food Truck Rodeo & Dance Party | Friday, June 30 from 5-8 p.m. (Carrboro Town Commons)
Join for food, dance, and frolicking on the lawn. If you’re interested in participating as a vendor or as a community organization to offer resources and support, fill out the application form at https://www.carrboronc.gov/FormCenter/Communication-and-Engagement-Department-31/PRIDE-Events-at-Carrboro-Town-Commons-201
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Small Town Pride aims to promote the equality of the LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as increase visibility, challenge anti-LGBTQ legislation, and bring awareness to other LGBTQ issues. Progress for true equality requires the support of everyone, including straight allies who know that support for LGBTQ+ people strengthens the entire community.
To learn more about Small Town Pride, visit https://www.carrboronc.gov/2706/Pride-Month and chapelhillarts.org/smalltownpride