UK Pride Event Guide 2016
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The UK has so many events for Pride and its amazing to see places embrace this celebration which is open to all.
LGBT pride month was originally celebrated in June as it was to commemorate the Stonewall riots which happened in at the end of June in 1969. A lady called Brenda Howard was responsible for the first ever LGBT pride march so she became known as the ‘Mother of pride’. Thanks to Brenda today there are 1000’s of events all around the world and they help to educate, promote equal rights and to make a stand against discrimination.
Below is a roundup of what events are on around the UK with links to book accommodation to make a weekend of it.
Burnely Pride – 27th May
Various celebrations taking place in the town centre of Burnley.
Birmingham Pride – 28th May
Taking place in the gay quarter of the city this 2 day event is always a big success.
Bradford Pride – 28th May
This event takes place at the The Provident Stadium in Odsal
Durham Pride – 30th May
This takes place in the centre of Durham with entertainment acts and a parade plus much more
Cumbria Pride – 04th June
This event takes place in the city of Carlisle
Oxford Pride – 04th June
Taking place in Oxford castle Quarter and Paradise Street, two stages and acts throughout the day.
London Pride – 10th – 26th June
Taking over Trafalgar Square, with the main weekend being 25-26th June for the pride festival
Blackpool Pride Festival – 11th June
The parade will make its way down the famous promenade on Blackpool seafront.
Gloucestershire Pride – 11th June
Situated in Gloucester Park
Canterbury Pride – 11th June
Taking place in this historic city, with lots of fun planned.
Coventry Pride – 18th June
Fargo Village is the location for this event with various acts and performers.
York Pride – 18th June
The parade starts at the historic York Minster with other events throughout the day.
Portsmouth Pride – 18th June
Taking over Southsea common, live music, entertainment, rides, stalls plus much more.
Dublin Pride – 22nd June
Merrion Square in Dublin will pay host to this spectacular event.
North Wales Pride – 01st July
Takes place in Hendre Hall, Bangor with camping options available.
Bristol Pride – 9th July
Taking place in Castle Park fro 1-10th July with the main festival taking place on the 9th
Essex Pride – 9th July
Chelmsford central park is the location for all the festivities.
Worksop Pride – 10th July
Family friendly event taking place at the Masonic Hall, Worksop.
Newcastle Pride – 15th July
Also knows as Northern Pride takes place in the city centre of Newcastle.
Hull Pride – 16th July
Free event taking place in Baker Street with a colourful parade plus other festivities.
Rotherham Pride 16th July
Bandstand, Clifton Park
Stoke on Trent Pride – 16th July
Northwood Park, Hanley
Luton Pride – 23rd July
Stockwood Park, lots of events throughout the day.
Chesterfield Pride – 24th July
Queens Park chesterfield with lots of things to see and do for all the family.
Liverpool Pride – 30th July
Two day festival with lots of fringe events.
Norwich Pride – 30th July
Taking place in the city centre with a lot of free events for all the family.
Weston Super Mare Pride – 30th July
Party in the Park! Taking place in Grove Park.
Nottingham Pride – 30th July
Taking place in the Castle Gate area of the city.
Sheffield Pride – 30th July
Endcliffe Park plays host to this fun event.
Hereford Pride – 30th July
Live music and entertainment for all.
Belfast Pride – 6th August
The Square, Belfast plays host to this event which starts on 25th July and carries on for ten days.
Brighton Pride – 6th August
Preston Park plays host to this spectacular pride festival event.
Leeds Pride – 7th August
Lower Briggate in the centre of Leeds.
Plymouth Pride – 13th August
Plymouth Hoe is the location for this fun packed event.
Margate Pride – 13th August
Margate seafront will come alive for this event featuring a parade and rally.
Glasgow Pride – 20th August
Scotland’s largest event.
Warwickshire Pride – 20th August
Taking place at the Pump rooms in Leamington Spa
Doncaster Pride – 20th August
Sir Nigel Gresley square is the location for this event.
Manchester Pride – 26th August
Weekend event with a main stage and lots of activities for all to enjoy in the heart of Manchester
Reading Pride – 3rd September
Taking place in Kings Meadow Park, kicking off with a parade.
Bolton Pride – 23rd September
Taking place over 3 days with lots planned.
Lincoln Pride – 24th September
Taking place in City Square in the heart of Bristol
Chester Pride – 1st October
Castle Square plays host to Chester’s Pride event.