Atlanta Black Pride weekend will feature entertainment and parties

Joseline Hernandez will perform at this year’s Pure Heat Community Festival on Sunday in Piedmont Park (Courtesy of Facebook)

Atlanta Black Pride kicks off tonight with a slate of entertainment, special guests, parties and more throughout Labor Day weekend.

The weekend actually begins tonight, September 1, with Mayor Andre Dickens hosting the sold-out “Welcome Reception” from 7-9 p.m. at City Hall.

Atlanta Black Pride activities are divided into “male” and “female” events with different parties and events across the city. Expect nightly dance parties at venues like My Sister’s Room, Opium, Westside Cultural Arts Center, poetry, jazz, and even a Sunday “booze cruise” at Lake Lanier.

The big event for all attendees is the Pure Heat Community Festival on Sunday in Piedmont Park from noon to 8 p.m. sellers.

The weekend also includes the Black Excellence Influencers Dinner on Friday at the Starling Hotel and the Black Pride Weekend Film Festival at IPIC in Colony Square on Saturday.

Check out the full schedule of events and register at atlantaprideweekend.com.

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

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