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Charleston, S.C., Pride

by Angelique Platas

Jul 31, 2016

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This year marks the sixth annual gay pride week celebration in Charleston, S.C. For the first week in August, fun events and impactful speeches will take place leading up to the main event.


For those interested in contributing to the cause by volunteering at the event, give yourself time to explore before pride week. Head out into the city and see all of the history, color and beauty Charleston provides.


The summertime in Charleston is can’t miss for all things culture, arts, shopping, sightseeing and dining. From award-winning brewery and distillery tours to Charleston’s beaches, aquariums, parks and historic home visits, Charleston is amazing, so visitors to the area should be sure to check out all that the city has to offer.


The Civil War-era brick and colorful, historic buildings lining the impeccably landscaped streets of Charleston make for an amazing backdrop to the week of fun, love and celebration. Pride week includes roller derby, drag brunch, bingo, drag shows, beach parties, comedy night and much more all with guest speakers peppered in before the parade Aug.13.




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