Charlotte Pride Festival
Noon-6 p.m., with parade at 1 p.m., uptown on Tryon Street between Stonewall and Fourth. Free.
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The festival uptown happens both Saturday and Sunday, with more vendors, more entertainment and more attractions than last year, and culminating with the parade.
Dixie Gun & Knife Show
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (also 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday). Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. $8 (12 and younger free). www.dixie
The largest show of its kind in the Carolinas offers the opportunity to buy, sell or trade antique and modern guns; military and sporting guns; surplus and accessories; and hunting, camping and outdoor recreational equipment.