2021 Nashville Pride Festival dates announced

Posted at 9:43 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 22:45:16-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Organizers announced that the 33rd annual Nashville Pride Festival and Parade will be held on Sept. 11 and 12 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

After a one-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization unveiled big changes for the 2021 celebration.

Since its inception, the event has always been held in June during Pride Month, which is designated as a time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ history, culture, and lives.

Officials said in a press release that their decision to change the dates came after a review of community feedback. "Changing the dates of the festival and location will allow for the annual celebration to expand in size while keeping the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, entertainers and attendees paramount," the press release stated.

“The increase in festival attendance over the past several years has been nothing short of inspiring. We are confident that the move to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will give us a more comfortable space that will allow for our continued growth in a safe and measured way," said Alex Fortney, president of Nashville Pride.

The Nashville Pride Board of Directors is working on plans to celebrate pride month in June of 2021 with a series of smaller events.

Full details on the festival, parade, entertainment, events will be released in the spring of 2021.