IT’S PRIDE MONTH! It’s that time of year where the UK is meant to be getting a little bit warmer, and the sun shining a little bit brighter, well as much as it can for British summer time! It’s PRIDE MONTH. But with so many Pride events around the UK, it’s impossible to fit them all into one month. That’s a good thing right? Find out about Pride events near you, throughout 2019 and show your pride at an event or two, or three, you get the idea.
If you’re visiting from outside the UK, why not join in the LGBT+ celebrations as 2019 marks 50 years of Stonewall. For full details about each pride event click on the pride name and date to be taken to that prides website. Whether you travel locally to a parade or event, or further afield, have fun and stay safe!
A few Popular UK Pride Events 2019
Essex pride hosts their annual celebration in central park in Chelmsford, for LGBT+ ‘life in and beyond Essex’. A few of the acts announced on the main stage include Samantha Mumba, Sam Bailey and Rupauls Drag Race Cynthia Lee Fontaine. With tons more acts including local and national drag queens from across Essex and the UK. There is even an Essex Pride Dog show.
Adult Tickets £15.00 / Child Tickets £5 (Discount available if booked in advance and online)
Hanley Park will be home to the 2019 Stoke On Trent Pride, with their own dog show, fun fair, food stalls and more. The pride parade starts at 3 pm, the best part is that all that’s free. The event does also have live music from 12noon – 6 pm with acts announced including Rozalla and Eurovision’s Michael Rice to name two.
Adult Tickets £5 / Child Tickets £3 / Under 16 FREE
Pride Edinburgh will have its annual pride parade with its LGBT+ community. Its website notes that the parade will not stop at the halfway point but will continue straight through. The parade starts at 11.30am, starting from outside the Scottish Parliament.
The Pink Picnic is hosted at Peel Park, in Salford and will run from 1 pm till 8 pm. The event is free and only asks for voluntary donations on the day. The park will host the main stage with live acts and music from acts like Lloyd Daniels, Kelly Wild and more. There will also be a Picnic area, youth zone, doggy fashion show, children’s activities, donkeys, beer tents and other food and drink stalls.
FREE (VIP Tickets £20)
The capital city, holds a pride month, with events happening all over the capital for the entire month. This year’s parade is Saturday 6th of July, and goes from Portland Place at 12 noon and finishes at around 5.30pm. With over a 100+ LGBT+ events starting from the 8th of June, to celebrate Pride month.
FREE Parade (Cost for individual events, please check website)
Bristol has events from the 1st of July till 14th July celebrating LGBT+ Pride. On Saturday 13th it’s their PRIDE day with the parade starting at 10 am from castle park, making its way on a 2-mile march through the city, till it reaches The Downs. Live music and entertainment with acts including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 1/5th of the Spice Girls Mel C, Saara Aalto to name just a few. With lots more cabaret, dance and entertainment across the park till 9.30pm.
Tickets £7 – £18 depending on ticket type.
Pride in Hull is the regions biggest LGBT+ celebration and is open to everyone to celebrate, and who wants to embrace the diversity of the area. The parade leaves Hull college at 12noon and heads over the Queens Gardens. The park opens from 12.30 with the main stage hosting acts including Rupauls Drag Race Alaska, Claire Richards from pop group Steps and Mel C from the Spice Girls.
A parade through the city centre of Newcastle and a party in the park with headline acts including Fleur East, Liberty X and many more. The parade leaves the Newcastle civic centre at 12noon and ends at exhibition park.
Tickets FREE (VIP tickets available)
Brighton Pride is one of the biggest Pride events in the country, with lots of LGBT+ events in the city. The parade goes through the city centre, ending at the party in the park location and starts at 11 am. Preston Park is the location for the Pride in the Park celebrations, with big acts including Kylie Minogue performing a 90-minute set! Other acts include Clean Bandit, Fleur East and many more. With other areas such as dance tents, family areas and much, much more. There is also the Pride Village Party on the Saturday and Sunday in the Gay village of Brighton.
Tickets Party in the Park £40-£45 / Pride Village Party £17.50 – £20
Belfast is hosting over 100 events in the 10 days running up to the LGBT+ parade, with full details on their website. Last years parade outgrew its current location, this years parade route is still under plans but will start at 1 pm in the city centre.
Manchester Pride Festival takes over the Bank Holiday weekend starting from Friday evening till Monday night, with a parade on Saturday at 2 pm. This year as Manchester Pride has outgrown its gay village to host its pride celebrations it’s taken on a new format. Manchester Pride Live at The Mayfair will host the main acts, with names including Ariana Grande, Years & Years and Basement Jaxx’s to name a few. Other acts like Liberty X and a range of other entertainment will still be in the Gay village, for the Gay Village Party.
Tickets for Pride Live £34.50 – £64.50 / Tickets for Gay Village Party £10 – £15
Other Pride Events
Now that’s only a very small selection of the pride events that the UK has to offer this pride season. Below are dates of other pride events around the UK. Click on the pride names below to be taken to their pride websites for further detail.
01st June - Oxford Pride 01st June - Northumberland Pride 01st June - Bradford Pride 08th June - Blackpool Pride 08th June - Canterbury Pride 08th June - York Pride 08th June - Cambridge Pride 15th June - Essex Pride 15th June - Harrogate Pride 16th June - Stoke on Trent Pride 22nd June - Edinburgh Pride 22nd June - Portsmouth Pride 22nd June - Lancaster Pride 22nd June - Exmouth Pride 22nd June - Salford Pride 22nd June - Suffolk Pride 29th June - Colchester Pride 29th June - Crewe Pride 29th June - Great Yarmouth Pride 29th June - Silloth Pride
06th July - London Pride 06th July - Tameside Pride 13th July - Bournemouth Pride 13th July - Bristol Pride 13th July - Croydon Pride 13th July - Worthing Pride 13th July - Worksop Pride 13th July - Limerick Pride 13th July - Rotherham Pride 14th July - Barnsley Pride 20th July - Morecombe Pride 20th July - Folkestone Pride 20th July - Hull Pride 20th July - Southend-on-Sea Pride 20th July - Newcastle Pride 20th July - Eastbourne Pride 20th July - Isle of Wright Pride 20th July - Congleton Pride 21st July - Chesterfield Pride 22nd July - Happy Valley Pride 27th July - Liverpool Pride 27th July - Oldham Pride 27th July - Norwich Pride 27th July - Nottinghamshire Pride 27th July - Weymouth & Portland Pride 28th July - Stockport Pride
03rd August - Brighton Pride 03rd August - Belfast Pride 04th August - Leeds Pride 10th August - Plymouth Pride 10th August - Wigan Pride 10th August - Chester Pride 10th August - Swindon & Wiltshire Pride 10th August - Margate Pride 10th August - Surry Pride 10th August - Calderdale Pride 11th August - Wakefield Pride 17th August - Warwickshire Pride 17th August - Doncaster Pride 17th August - King's Lynn & West Norfolk Pride 17th August - Tunbridge Wells Pride 23rd August - Manchester Pride 23rd August - Cardiff Pride 24th August - Cornwall Pride 24th August - Foyle Pride 24th August - Banbury Pride 24th August - Southampton Pride 24th August - Walsall Pride 25th August - Swale Pride 25th August - Hastings Pride 25th August - Dorchester Pride 31st August - Hertfordshire Pride 31st August - Reading Pride 31st August - Leicester Pride 31st August - Newry Pride
07th September - Derbyshire Pride 08th September - Channel Islands Pride 14th September - Milton Keynes Pride 14th September - Gloucestershire Pride 14th September - Basildon Pride 14th September - Keighley Pride 21st September - Bolton Pride 21st September - Worcestershire Pride 22nd September - Dundee Pride 23rd September - Sunderland Pride 28th September - Lincoln Pride 28th September - Cumbria Pride 28th September - Preston Pride