Augusta Pride Parade & Festival
Augusta Pride Parade & Festival | A Family Guide
Augusta Pride is a two-day celebration of diversity and inclusion. LGBTQ and ally community members come together to provide a weekend of fun, but also connection. The first day hosts the Beats on Broad concert. This portion is for adults and can make for a fun parents’ or girls’ night out. The Augusta Pride Parade and Festival is a colorful family-friendly affair and is sure to be enjoyed by everyone. Here are a few things you should know about the day.
Please Bring Lots of Water!
Parents recommend bringing some water along. It will be a hot day and you want to make sure you stay hydrated! Bringing a roller cooler with some ice is a suggestion. Oh! Be sure to bring some sunscreen!
Arrive Early To Get a Good Parade Spot!
The Augusta Pride Parade will begin on Jones Street, between 10th and 11th Streets, and start promptly at 10:30 a.m. The route is as follows, Jones Street; south on 11th Street to Broad Street; east on Broad Street; north on 8th Street.
We recommend bringing chairs to sit along the road. For Downtown parades, we like to sit on the edge of the parking spaces. Be sure to talk to your child about safety. There will not be barriers.
Bring A Bag To Collect Your Candy and Beads!
The best part!! The parade participants are allowed to pass out candy and beads to the kiddos. This can cause some scrambling by the children. You may need to assist if you have younger ones. Your kid may even walk away with rainbow flags, beach balls, and other cool swag.
After The Parade…Head To The Festival!
The Augusta Pride Festival will be held at the Augusta Common. They will have inflatables, games and other activities for children. They will also have music, food vendors and speakers.