Events, tours and resources around the Triangle :: WRAL.com

June is Pride Month in the Triangle, which means people, events, and businesses take the time to reflect and celebrate the leaders, artists, and other LGBTQIA+ people who have made a difference in our community and who don’t. have often not received the attention they deserve.

Here’s a look at some of the best tours, events and resources coming to the Triangle this Pride Month.

1. Out! Raleigh Pride – June 25 on Fayetteville Street.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Out! Raleigh Pride Festival. Ten years ago, the first festival attracted 6,000 participants. A year later, they drew a crowd of 10,000. It’s become an annual event that fills Fayetteville Street with color and celebration for Raleigh’s LGBTQIA+ community.

According to their website, the festival includes family-friendly activities for all ages, including live entertainment, local vendors, artists, food, a KidsZone, and a beer garden. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are no admission fees. More details can be found on Out! Raleigh Pride website.

2. Apex Pride Festival – June 11 at the Apex Town campus

Hosted by the Apex Festival Commission, the annual Apex Pride Festival is held to celebrate members and loved ones of the city’s LGBTQIA+ community.

The festival includes activities for all ages, including music, food, games and vendors. There will also be a Drag Queen Story Hour, which aims to prevent bullying by encouraging acceptance of diversity.

The event will take place on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the municipal campus at 73 Hunter Street. More details can be found on their website.

3. Wilson’s Inaugural Pride Celebration – June 4th at Treat Yo’ Self Bakery in Wilson

Wilson, North Carolina celebrates its inaugural Pride celebration on June 4, beginning at Treat Yo’ Self Bakery and ending at Casita Brewing Co.

Attendees can expect a variety of fun activities, such as a community art project to ‘spread kindness like confetti’, a meet and greet with a drag queen, a ‘Show Your Pride’ photo booth ‘, local art and vendors, a lip-sync battle and evening drag show. There will also be live music and a Kid Zone.

The event includes a resource fair for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, as well as training on diversity and inclusion, including being a trans ally, breaking binaries and gender identity.

The Wilson Pride website has more details.

The Warehouse District has been a haven for Raleigh's LGBTQIA+ community since the 1970s.

4. Run for Love 5K – June 11 at Dix Park in Raleigh

Trophy Brewing and Runology are teaming up to organize the Run for Love 5K, which raises funds for the LGBTQ Center, Healing Transitions and Dix Park.

The race includes a Kid’s Fun Run which starts at 8.45am. The main race starts at 9 a.m. and takes place at Dix Park in Raleigh.

More details on the Run for Love 5K website.

5. Pride Walk – June 4 at Peace and Justice Plaza in Chapel Hill

Come celebrate the first annual Chapel Hill-Carborro Pride Walk.

“Come decked out in color…and strut alongside artists and other revelers in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community,” the website reads.

The walk begins at Peace and Justice Plaza and the march ends with a social gathering at West Franklin Plaza. The event features a live circus performance, live music, interactive art and more. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. More details can be found on the Pride Promenade website.

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