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calendar icon20 Jun 2024

Pride month: 75+ places where you can celebrate for free

June is Pride month, a time to celebrate our vibrant LGBTQIA+ community and the decades of hard work towards acceptance and equality for us all.

Most towns and cities across the British Isles will be marking the occasion with an official Pride parade for members of the community and allies.

We’ve rounded up more than 75 free parades taking place from June to September, so no-one has to miss out if money is tight right now.

Although there’s no entry fee for any of the events listed, you may need a free ticket and there may be certain paid-for activities.

Find a free Pride celebration near you:

 

Channel Islands

Guernsey Pride, St Peter Port – Saturday 7 September

 

England

East England

Norwich Pride, Chapelfield Gardens – Saturday 27 July

Colchester Pride, Firstsite – Wednesday 17 July (This is a paid event, but if you’re struggling with money you can get in touch for a funded ticket – just send an email to the organisers)

Essex Pride, Central Park, Chelmsford– Saturday 22 June

Pride in Luton, Luton’s Hat District– Saturday 6 July

 

East Midlands

Notts Pride, Sneinton Market – Saturday 27 July

Derby Pride, Markeaton Park – Saturday 14 September

Leicester Pride, Abbey Park – Saturday 31 August

Lincoln Pride, Tentercroft Street car park – Saturday 17 August

Northampton Pride, University of Northampton's Waterside campus – Saturday 13 July

 

London

Pride in London – Saturday 29 June

Forest Gayte Pride, Marketplace, Newham – Friday 28 June

London Trans Pride, Trafalgar Square – Saturday 27 July

UK Black Pride, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Sunday 11 August

Ultraviolet, 15 Bateman Street – Thursday 4 July – Sunday 14 July

 

North East

Darlington Pride Weekender, Market Square – Saturday 10 August

Scarborough Pride, Scarborough Spa – Saturday 21 September

Sunderland Pride, Park Lane – Saturday 29 June

Northern Pride/Newcastle Central Park – Saturday 20 July to Sunday 1 July

Blyth Family Pride, Central Blyth Family Hub – Saturday 24 August

 

North West

Rochdale in Rainbows presents Pride, Rochdale town centre – Saturday 13 July

Manchester Pride Festival, the Gay Village – Friday 16 August to Saturday 24 August

Pride in Liverpool, Pier Head – Saturday 27 July

Cumbria Pride, Caldew Riverside car park, Carlisle – Saturday 21 September

Crewe Pride, Queens Park – Saturday 6 July

Lancaster Pride, Dalton Square – 23 June

Macclesfield Pride, Market Square – Saturday 6 July

Oldham Pride, Oldham town centre – Saturday 20 July

Wigan Pride, Wigan town centre – Saturday 10 August

 

South East

Reading Pride, King’s Meadow – Saturday 31 August

Dover Pride, Dover – Saturday 24 August

Folkestone Pride, Folkestone – Saturday 27 July

Hastings Pride, The Oval – Sunday 25 August

Isle of Wight Pride, Harbour Beach, Ryde – Friday 19 July

Margate, Walpole Bay Lawns – Saturday 10 August

Milton Keynes, Campbell Park – Saturday 14 September

Pride in Surrey, Stoke Park – Saturday 21 September

Southampton, Guildhall Square – Wednesday 24 Thursday-25 August

 

South West

Cornwall Pride, Truro– Saturday 24 August

Cinderford Pride, The Triangle– Sunday 28 July

Gloucestershire Pride, Gloucester Park – Saturday 14 September

Isles of Scilly Pride, St Marys – Sunday 7 July

Plymouth Pride, Central Park – Saturday 22 June

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride, Regent Circus – Saturday 10 August (Put £0 on the ‘free ticket’ option)

Southend Pride, Warrior Square Gardens – Saturday 13 July

Yeovil Does Pride, Ninesprings – Saturday 7 September

Torbay Pride, Torre Abbey Meadows – Friday 6 September

 

West Midlands

Dudley Pride – Saturday 20 July

Shrewsbury Pride – Saturday 28 September

Stafford Pride – Saturday 10 August

Tamworth Pride – Saturday 13 July

Warwickshire Pride – Saturday 17 August

 

Yorkshire and Humber

Barnsley Pride, Mandela Gardens – Saturday 13 July

The Big Free Disco Pride Edition, Left Bank, Leeds – Friday 19 July

Sheffield Radical Pride, city hall – Sunday 23 June

Calderdale Pride, The Piece Hall, Halifax – Saturday 17 August

Keighley Pride, Cougar Park – Saturday 10 August

Doncaster, Town Field – Saturday 10 August

Happy Valley Pride, Hebden Bridge – Monday 22 July

Pride in Hull, Hull – Saturday 27 July

Pride in the Dales, Grassington – Saturday 29 June

 

Northern Ireland

Belfast Pride – Friday 19 July to Sunday 28 July

Pride in Newry – Thursday 22 August to Saturday 31 August

Foyle Pride Festival, Derry/Londonderry – Thursday 15 August to Sunday 25 August

Omagh Pride – Saturday 22 June

Trans Pride NI, Writer’s Square, Belfast – Saturday 14 September

 

Scotland

Pride Glasgow, Glasgow Green – Saturday 20 July

Bute Pride – Friday 9 August to Sunday 11 August

Edinburgh Pride – Saturday 22 June

Fife Pride – Saturday 29 June

Perthshire Pride – Saturday 10 August

Pride in Moray – Saturday 7 September

Pride South Lanarkshire – Friday 26 July to Saturday 27 July

West Lothian Pride – Saturday 27 July

 

Wales

Abergavenny Pride – Saturday 29 June

Hay Pride – Saturday 6 July

Llanelli Pride– Saturday 13 July

Pride in the Port – Saturday 7 September

 

Michelle Kight

Michelle is a qualified journalist who spent over seven years writing for her local online newspaper. Having grown up in some of the North West’s most deprived areas, she has a first-hand and empathetic understanding of what it means to face serious money worries. With a strong interest in mental health issues, she is a keen advocate of boosting the accessibility of financial wellness services.

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