OBX PrideFest returns this Friday, September 8 – OBX Today

OBX PrideFest returns this Friday, September 8 - OBX Today

The Board of Directors of OBX Pride, Inc. are thrilled to present the 12th Annual Outer Banks PrideFest happening September 8-15, 2023.

The only mid-Atlantic gay pride festival at the beach’s main event will be a free, family-friendly, Pride Festival including bands, drag queens performances, entertainers, local restaurants, adult beverages, and vendors at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Downtown Manteo, North Carolina, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. Attendees should bring cash to purchase food and beverages along with their photo ID to drink alcohol. 

Tickets are available for $20 for Friday night, September 8th’s annual Pride & Joy Drag Show at Outer Banks Brewing Station with host Jennifer Warner, DJ KO, and performers Jamie Monroe, Sabrina Laurence, and Cliff Warner starting at 10 p.m. Drinks and food are available for purchase, but not included in the individual ticket sale price. 

Other free events include the PrideFest Kick-Off Party at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on Friday, September 8 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., DJ Dance Party at Longboards Island Grill for 21+ attendees on Saturday, September 9 from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., and Survivor’s Wrap Party at Old Tom’s Wine and Provisions on Sunday, September 10 at 3 p.m. 

To learn more about Outer Banks PrideFest, purchase tickets for the Pride & Joy Drag Show, find percentage fundraisers nights, live music events, things to do, and LGBTQ+ friendly businesses on the OBX by visiting our website online: https://www.obxpridefest.com/ 

About OBX Pride, Inc.
OBX Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the cultural enrichment of our local community and vacationers. We produce our free, family-friendly annual Outer Banks Pride Festival annually drawing in nearly 1,000 tourists to the beaches of Dare County every year since we began in 2011. Funded entirely by grants and contributions from our community we provide college funding through the Allen Aldrige Memorial Scholarship awarding an outstanding member of Dare County High Schools Gay/Straight Alliance Club and produce LGBTQIA+ Pride events across the Outer Banks that educate, inspire, and honor our diverse community.