Why is Pride in October?

When the move of Pride from June to October 31-November 1 was announced due to summer drought restrictions in a still-healing Piedmont Park, we promised to honor Pride’s traditional June date with Stonewall Week. With community partners, Stonewall Week’s diverse roster of parties, rallies, pageants, concerts, galas and some 20 other events commemorated the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, and ramped up excitement for the festival’s return to Piedmont Park in October. We were blown away by the response and results.

For details on why Atlanta’s LGBT community got two Seasons of Celebration this year, read our Open Letter to the Community that went out in January.