Affirming the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirited people, and their supporters in the Catawba Valley region of North Carolina


Thursday, February 20th

Thank you to everyone that came to the event. Over 30 people had a great time at Hickory Station. Congratulations to John who won the free tickets to Hickory Community Theatre’s production of “Trying.”

Check back for details on our next Restaurant Takeover.


Olde Hickory Station
232 Government Ave SW
Hickory, NC 28601

The Station has an amazing selection of draft beers (25 to 30 on any given night and they change frequently), bottled or canned beers if you prefer as well as a full bar and wine. If you don’t drink alcohol there is a wide range of beverages to choose from.

Most Catawba Valley Takeovers will be scheduled on Thursday evenings. If you have an idea for a location, we would love to hear from you. email us.

Q: What is a “takeover”?
A: LGBTQ individuals and their straight allies meet at local (traditionally straight) restaurants for drinks and dinner.

Q: Why?
A: It’s a great way to meet people, stay in contact with friends and a way to show local businesses the value of the gay dollar.

Q: Is there a purpose?
A: Have fun, support a local business, and educate the community through visibility.

Q: What if the restaurant is unprepared for a large group?
A: Most events are planned in advance with the owners/managers who are happy for the attention and added income. Usually, the businesses will even offer drink and/or dinner specials.

Past events have been held at: Table 220, 1859 Café, DaVinci’s, Youssef 242, The Vintage House, Santorini Grill, Michaels on 4th, McGuire’s, Crescent Moon, Wild Wok 127 and more. We have about 30-40 coming to the events, let’s get the number up to 50 or 100! Spread the word.

Catawba Valley Pride Scholarship

CVPride is accepting scholarship applications
for graduating high school seniors.

Click above for details.

Catawba Valley Pride 2014

bannerPlanning is underway for 2014

Volunteers and Board Members are needed.

Fill out an application and send to
Catawba Valley Pride
PO Box 3551
Hickory, NC 28603


Catawba Valley Pride, Inc.                       PO Box 3551, Hickory, NC 28603