Here’s the full schedule for NWA Pride weekend, set for June 28-30

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer staff

The full schedule of events and entertainment as part of the NWA Pride weekend has been released.

Weekend events kick off on Friday, June 28 with the NWA Trans March at 7 p.m. followed by a rally at 7:30 p.m. and a festival at 8 p.m.

Also on Friday night, Maxine’s Tap Room will host the annual Light Up Dance Party at 8 p.m., and A Night with the Boys at 9 p.m. at C4 Lounge.

Saturday events kick off with music on the Tyson Main Stage at 11 a.m. with DJ Dribblz, followed by two performances by Dickson Divas Drag Show, music by King Honey, Al Nicx, and concluding with a performance by Big Freedia. The stage is located in the lot at the corner of West Avenue and Watson Street. The full schedule of main stage entertainment is below.

The NWA Pride Youth Zone will take place inside the Fayetteville Town Center, and will be open from 11 a.m. until around 4 p.m. with arts and crafts, story time, music, Melvino the Clown, and other activities.

Kingfish will host events on Saturday as well, including music by DJ Cudcareless and House of Untz, and the annual Teddy Bear Contest.

The NWA Pride Parade will take place on Dickson Street beginning at 5 p.m. This year’s parade will begin near St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and make its way down Dickson Street to Arkansas Avenue and will feature dozens of floats, businesses, community groups, and more marching this year.

The official parade afterparty called Glitterville will take place at George’s Majestic Lounge. The event will include performances by DJ Tyler Moore and Dickson Street Divas, and a meet and greet.

There’s also a Saturday night event at West End called the Freequeency featuring several DJ sets, and a meet and greet with Big Freedia at around 7 p.m.

The weekend festivities will wrap up with a Hi Tea: Tea Dance & Pool Party at Mount Sequoyah Center from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, brunch by Rabbity Hole, and performances by DJ Tyler Moore and DJ hART thROB.

The full schedule is below. For more info, visit

NWA Pride Street Closures

Friday, June 28
2-8 p.m. – West Avenue Parking lot (behind Yeehawg, Brewski’s, etc.)
2-11:30 p.m. – Mountain Street (from Block Ave to East Ave)
5-11:30 p.m. – East Avenue (from Mountain St to Center St)
6:55 – 7:30 p.m. – Block Avenue (from Dickson St to Mountain St)

Saturday, June 29th
6:45 a.m. -8:00 p.m. – West Avenue (from Spring St to Dickson St)
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – West Avenue (from Dickson St to Watson St)
6:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – School Avenue (from Dickson St to Spring St Parking Deck East Entrance)
2-6 p.m. – Highland Ave (from Lafayette St to Dickson St)
2-6 p.m. – East Ave (from Meadow St to Dickson St)
2 p.m. – to 1hour after the conclusion of the parade – Full Closure of Dickson Street (from College Ave to Arkansas Ave)

Note: On-street parking on Dickson St. is closed from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.