Performers, from left, Shelita Bonet Hoyle, Patti O'Furniture and Big Mama D, take a giant selfie with the crowd at Saturday’s Pride Festival on Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. Charlotte Pride events, which include both a festival and a parade, is expected to draw 130,000 on Saturday and Sunday.
Performers, from left, Shelita Bonet Hoyle, Patti O'Furniture and Big Mama D, take a giant selfie with the crowd at Saturday’s Pride Festival on Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. Charlotte Pride events, which include both a festival and a parade, is expected to draw 130,000 on Saturday and Sunday. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Performers, from left, Shelita Bonet Hoyle, Patti O'Furniture and Big Mama D, take a giant selfie with the crowd at Saturday’s Pride Festival on Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte. Charlotte Pride events, which include both a festival and a parade, is expected to draw 130,000 on Saturday and Sunday. Diedra Laird dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Annual Charlotte Pride festival draws thousands to uptown

August 26, 2017 5:34 PM