The 43rd annual Atlanta Pride festival takes over Piedmont Park Oct. 12-13 with a weekend of music, events and the annual Pride Parade down Peachtree Street.

There will be vendors, artists and live music from Taylor Dayne, Steve Grand, Bonnie McKee, Aiden, Sonia Leigh and the city’s favorite drag queens in the Starlight Cabaret.

The parade will begin at 1 p.m. sharp and step off the Civic Center MARTA station, heads north on Peachtree before turning onto 10th Street and continuing to the park. For a full schedule of events, visit atlantapride.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.