Atlanta Black Pride is an annual official festival for the African AmericanLGBT community held in Atlanta each year at the end of August and beginning of September (week of Labor Day holiday). As of 2005 it was noted as one of the three largest black gay pride festivals in the country, while the festival itself bills itself as the largest official black pride celebration in the world.
The MLK Jr. holiday weekend is the first major black pride event in Atlanta every year. During this weekend, there are several special black gay events and nightlife options to entertain locals and visitors.
Atlanta is widely noted for being a "Black Gay Mecca" due to its largely visible black LGBT community and vibrant urban gay nightlife.