Your Guide to 2021 Pride in Columbia, SC

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Get ready to show some pride. 🌈 

The 32nd year of SC Pride Parade & Festival is just around the corner, so clear your schedules Oct. 22-23 for all the festivities happening. We’re giving you a rundown of everything you need to know before you strut your rainbow.

Who: South Carolina Pride Movement is a Columbia-based nonprofit whose mission is to support LGBTQ+ lives, educate the public, celebrate diversity, and advocate for inclusion and equality. 

What: SC Pride Parade + Festival is a weekend event umbrellaed under Famously Hot South Carolina Pride — an annual event put on by the South Carolina Pride Movement. 

Where: All of the weekend’s events will be held in downtown Columbia on Main Street. 


🌈 Thursday, Oct. 21 

  • Official Kick-Off Party | 10 p.m. | PT’s 1109

🌈 Friday, Oct. 22 

🌈 Saturday, Oct. 23

  • Famously Hot SC Pride Festival | 12-9 p.m. | Main Street from Lady to Hampton
  • Family Pride | 12-5 p.m. | Washington Street at Main | Hosted by Harriet Hancock LGBT Center
  • Drag Story Time | Various times | Washington Street at Main | Hosted by Richland Library 
  • Famously Hot Ultra VIP Lounge | 1-6 p.m. | Columbia Museum of Art 
  • Aftermath After Party | 10 p.m. | The Senate 

🌈 Sunday, Oct. 24


These events are for everyone in our community. If you are wondering how you can get involved, check out the initiatives + resources for local businesses or see other ways you can participate in Columbia’s LGBTQ+ community.