Charleston Pride is being held in downtown Charleston for the first time this year. Events began Monday and will end with a parade and rally Saturday. For more information go to charlestonpridefestival.org.
What: Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) Symposium
When: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday reception and cash bar; screening of “Breaking Through” documentary begins at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard
What: Takeover Charleston, DIG in the Park
When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday
Where: Park Circle, North Charleston
What: Pride Festival Meet & Greet
When: 6-9 p.m. Friday
Where: AquaTerrace Bar, Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.
What: Pride Parade
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Downtown Charleston; parade will start on Ann Street and continue down King Street to Broad Street and end at Colonial Lake. Viewing is recommended on King Street.
What: Pride Rally
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Brittlebank Park, downtown Charleston
What: Compass, The Official Pride After Party, featuring Detox from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Spikey Van Dykey and DJ Kelly DeFazio
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Music Farm, 32 Ann St.
What: Brunch is a Drag
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Joe Pasta, 428 King St.