Charleston to show off its pride at Pride Parade, pool party on Saturday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Floats and vehicles will descend in the Holy City Saturday for The Charleston Pride Parade.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Wragg Square on Ann Street and will conclude by 11 a.m. at King and Market Streets.

Proceeds benefit Charleston Pride.

Following the parade, the Ryder Hotel will host a Pride Pool Party at the hotel’s second-floor pool deck. The pool party, co-hosted with Charleston Pride, is free and open to the public. The pool party runs from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy cocktail specials and tasty bites while guests enjoy a dip in the pool.

A portion of sales of the Absolut Pride Cocktail will benefit Charleston Pride. DJ Crystal Guysir will be spinning all afternoon. This is a 21+ plus event. Valet parking will be offered for $15 per car. General Admission is first-come, first-serve.

To guarantee entry and no wait at the door, purchase a cabana or VIP ticket.

Pride Cabana’s include: a Poolside Cabana for you and up to 7 guests, a bottle of Absolut and mixers, a round of the official Absolut Pride cocktail, and Little Palm snacks.

VIP Lounge Tickets include access to the Absolut PRIDE VIP Lounge during the Charleston Pride Pool Party with exclusive cocktail offerings, food, pool access and preferred service and an open bar during the entire event with your VIP wristband.

Patrick Phillips

Patrick joined the Live 5 News team in October 2006.