September 30, 2017, 4pm-2am in two locations: downtown Durham and downtown Raleigh. The Durham night festival will be on Rigsbee Ave. In Raleigh the night festival will be on Harrington Street. See the website for a schedule of events, updated regularly, with maps and other details, including hotels:
April 26-29, 2018 at Ocean Park Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC. Get ready to conquer the backwoods with Carolina Bear Lodge in Myrtle Beach. Food, food, Mr Bear contest, games, bear auction, singles mixer & dance, water volleyball, lawn games, more food, indoor pool events, open bar parties. See website for more info.
May 5, 2018, 11am - 6pm Raleigh's annual Pride event on Fayetteville Street by the LGBT Center of Raleigh, with live stage entertainment and Theatre in the Park Pageant, local vendors and artists, great food, a KidsZone and a beer garden! There is no admission fee.
August 9-12, 2018 (TBC) at the Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W Morgan St. Second-largest LGBT film event in the Southeast, the four day festival attracts thousands each year. Diverse shorts, documentaries & feature films. See website for archives and upcoming program.