49th Annual Pride Festival

October 11-13, 2019

Festival F.A.Q.

Can I bring my own food and drink to the Festival?

Bringing beverages, coolers or food onto the festival grounds is discouraged. The money generated by our on-site beverage booths goes toward keeping the Atlanta Pride Festival FREE for all attendees. Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) sold within the festival grounds support the operating costs of the event. Glass bottles are prohibited on the festival grounds. Individuals may not bring in food or beverages for distribution. Outside alcohol in quantities deemed greater than that for personal consumption will be viewed as "intent to distribute" and confiscated.

Why can't I bring my pet?

Pursuant to the City of Atlanta's ordinance, no pets are allowed in Piedmont Park during Class-A festivals, including Atlanta Pride. Patrons attempting to bring animals on-site are subject to ticketing by the Atlanta Police Department. Service animals are exempt from this policy.

Can I cook in the park?

Pursuant to the City of Atlanta's ordinance, no grills or BBQs are allowed in Piedmont Park during Class-A festivals, including Atlanta Pride. Patrons attempting to bring grills or BBQs onsite are subject to ticketing by the Atlanta Police Department.

Can I set up a tent in the park?

Lawn chairs and umbrellas are encouraged. Tents are allowed in specified areas of the park, but may not be staked. Sandbags or water weights may be used to secure tents. Any personal effects left on the grounds overnight (including tents) will be discarded.

What about weapons in the park?

We respectfully request that you leave your weapons, including firearms, at home.

Is smoking allowed at the Festival and Parade?

Pursuant to the City of Atlanta's ordinance, no smoking is allowed in Piedmont Park. Patrons attempting to smoke on-site are subject to ticketing by the Atlanta Police Department. Participants are not allowed to smoke in the Parade line up area or during the parade.

How can I find my favorite booth?

Information, including maps, is available throughout the park. Look for our staff and Festival Services volunteers throughout the park and near the gates. The Atlanta Pride App may also be downloaded for free and contains the most up-to-date schedule and park information.

Can I ride my bike?

Use of bicycles, vehicles, skateboards, scooters or skates/roller blades is prohibited on the festival grounds during the Atlanta Pride Festival. However, participants are encouraged to bike to the park. Free Bike Valet stations are located in the Meadow near the BeltLine.