August 02, 2013 With this year’s parade and rally moving from North Charleston to downtown Charleston, this year’s Pride Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. With a full week of events scheduled, things truly kicked off with Thursday’s Takeover Charleston event. The aim of the event was to have the LGBT community, as well as straight allies, come together at a designated location to socialize. This year’s happy hour Takeover was at DIG in the Park, a sports bar in North Charleston. The Charleston Pride Festival runs through Sunday. For details on additional events, go to charlestonpridefestival.org.