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Sep. 29, 2023


WNC Welcoming Procession - Saturday, September 30th, 10 am

The Scoop

On Saturday, September 30th, we will kick off the Twelfth Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival with a procession through the city of Asheville. Join us as we proceed across the city and into the heart of the festival. We start gathering at 10 am at 16 South French Broad Ave. We will begin our procession at 10:30 am. Whether you are a business, a group, a congregation, community, family, solo or a pack of friends —join us on this half-mile journey. Please pre-register here for spot assignments! This year’s festival, while keeping true to Blue Ridge Pride’s core “ACES” Advocate, Community, Educate, Serve, we are highlighting ADVOCATE. Our theme this year is ADVOCATE! We felt this year’s theme especially appropriate with the bad bills, anti-drag narrative and numerous other attacks against the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage you to make signs, carry a banner, wave your flags, and show your Pride! This procession is inclusive and we welcome anyone who supports the rights of the lgbtq+ community. We are working with disability specialists to ensure this will be an accessible procession.