Grand Strand PRIDE and the Coastal Business Guild are proud to once again present the Business Expo and Gala. The Business Expo will feature exhibits from gay-owned, gay-managed, or gay-friendly businesses who are proud to market to the gay community along the Grand Strand. Come meet the top in the field businesses representing the medical, legal, financial, real estate and retail industries, just to name a few.

The Business Expo and Gala will be Saturday, August 26, 2017, returning to the beautiful Marina Inn at Grande Dunes ballroom. The Coastal Business Guild Expo will run from 4 to 7 pm and is FREE to the public. A cash bar will be available. The Grand Strand PRIDE Gala will run from 7 pm until midnight and will feature a plated dinner, musical entertainment by the award winning band Sea-Cruz, dancing, and more. Advance tickets are required for the Gala.

We are pleased to announce Jim Obergefell, Plaintiff In The Landmark Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case will be attending our Business Expo and Gala, and speaking as our keynote speaker. Jim is dedicated to the fight for equality not just for the LGBT community, but for civil rights for all in his moving story of love, loss, dedication, and commitment.

Want to stay at the Marina Inn during PRIDE?  Rooms start at $161 per night, plus resort fee and taxes.  2 bedroom suites are available at $249++.  Call reservations at 877-913-1333 and ask for the Grand Strand PRIDE group rate. 

Purchase your Gala tickets HERE!