Salisbury Pride 2021

Salisbury Pride is excited to announce its return to in-person events beginning in August 2021!

Click here for more information on scheduled events, including the Salisbury Pride Bowling League, a drag show event at New Sarum Brewing Company, and an art exhibition opening at Center for Faith & the Arts.

Be sure to follow us on social media for more information on these and other upcoming events!

2021 Festival

After careful consideration and discussion, the Board of Salisbury Pride has made the decision not to hold the annual festival in 2021. This was not an easy decision - we want a festival just as much as you do! These smaller events will offer us the ability to show our pride while ensuring the safety of everyone in our community.

Part of our mission is creating safe environments within our community. Therefore, in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone, we decided that Salisbury Pride will not hold large in-person gatherings at this time. Rowan County's COVID-19 vaccination rate, one of the lowest in NC at only 27% (as of June 2, 2021), played a part in our decision.

You'll see below the details of our 2021 theme, "Together We Can." Please consider the health and safety of others in our community. If you have already gotten your COVID-19 vaccination, we thank you. If you haven't, please consider getting vaccinated and encourage others to, as well. Together, We Can create safe environments for everyone.

We hope for the return of the festival in 2022 - bigger and better than ever! If you would like to be part of the planning, sign up to volunteer!


2021 THEME

Salisbury Pride strives to develop an annual theme that includes not only the festival itself but carries throughout other events and activities during the year.

For 2021, the Salisbury Pride theme is Together We Can. We have all seen over the past year that we rely on each other in many different ways. When we join forces, nothing can stop progress and change.


Together, we can push for love and truth instead of hate and lies.

Together, we can work to end systemic oppression.

Together, we can educate our communities and change hearts and minds.

Together, we can fight for equality for all.

Previous themes:

2020 - Live Your Truth

2019 - Never Silent

2018 - This is Us

2017 - Stand Proud, Stand Strong, Stand United

2016 - Believe in Love

2015 - I Do

2014 - Small City, Big Pride

2013 - Peace, Love, Pride

2012 - Imagine, Dream, Believe

2011 - One City, One Goal