Tuesday, 24 May 2016

UK Pride event guide to 2016

UK Pride Event Guide 2016


(image courtesy of istock.com artist name David Henderson)

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.

Burnley Hotel & B&B accommodation


Birmingham Pride – 28th May

Taking place in the gay quarter of the city this 2 day event is always a big success.

Birmingham Hotel & B&B accommodation


Bradford Pride – 28th May

This event takes place at the The Provident Stadium in Odsal

Bradford Hotel & B&B accommodation


Durham Pride – 30th May

This takes place in the centre of Durham with entertainment acts and a parade plus much more

Durham Hotel & B&B accommodation




Cumbria Pride – 04th June

This event takes place in the city of Carlisle 

Carlisle Hotel & B&B accommodation


Oxford Pride – 04th June

Taking place in Oxford castle Quarter and Paradise Street, two stages and acts throughout the day.

Oxford Hotel & B&B accommodation


London Pride – 10th – 26th June

Taking over Trafalgar Square, with the main weekend being 25-26th June for the pride festival

London Hotel & B&B accommodation


Blackpool Pride Festival – 11th June

The parade will make its way down the famous promenade on Blackpool seafront. 

Blackpool Hotel & B&B accommodation


Gloucestershire Pride – 11th June

Situated in Gloucester Park

Gloucester Hotel & B&B accommodation


Canterbury Pride – 11th June

Taking place in this historic city, with lots of fun planned. 

Canterbury Hotel & B&B accommodation


Coventry Pride – 18th June

Fargo Village is the location for this event with various acts and performers. 

Coventry Hotel & B&B accommodation


York Pride – 18th June

The parade starts at the historic York Minster with other events throughout the day. 

York Hotel & B&B accommodation


Portsmouth Pride – 18th June

Taking over Southsea common, live music, entertainment, rides, stalls plus much more. 

Portsmouth Hotel & B&B accommodation


Dublin Pride – 22nd June

Merrion Square in Dublin will pay host to this spectacular event.

Dublin Hotel & B&B accommodation




North Wales Pride – 01st July

Takes place in Hendre Hall, Bangor with camping options available.

Bangor Hotel & B&B accommodation


Bristol Pride – 9th July

Taking place in Castle Park fro 1-10th July with the main festival taking place on the 9th 

Bristol Hotel & B&B accommodation


Essex Pride – 9th July

Chelmsford central park is the location for all the festivities.

Chelmsford Hotel & B&B accommodation


Worksop Pride – 10th July

Family friendly event taking place at the Masonic Hall, Worksop.

Worksop Hotel & B&B accommodation


Newcastle Pride – 15th July

Also knows as Northern Pride takes place in the city centre of Newcastle.

Newcastle Hotel & B&B accommodation


Hull Pride – 16th July

Free event taking place in Baker Street with a colourful parade plus other festivities.

Hull Hotel & B&B accommodation


Rotherham Pride 16th July

Bandstand, Clifton Park

Rotherham Hotel & B&B accommodation


Stoke on Trent Pride – 16th July

Northwood Park, Hanley

Stoke on Trent Hotel & B&B accommodation


Luton Pride – 23rd July

Stockwood Park, lots of events throughout the day.

Luton Hotel & B&B accommodation.


Chesterfield Pride – 24th July

Queens Park chesterfield with lots of things to see and do for all the family.

Chesterfield Hotel & B&B accommodation


Liverpool Pride – 30th July

Two day festival with lots of fringe events. 

Liverpool Hotel & B&B accommodation


Norwich Pride – 30th July

Taking place in the city centre with a lot of free events for all the family.

Norwich Hotel & B&B accommodation.


Weston Super Mare Pride – 30th July

Party in the Park! Taking place in Grove Park.

Weston Super Mare Hotel & B&B accommodation


Nottingham Pride – 30th July

Taking place in the Castle Gate area of the city.

Nottingham Hotel & B&B accommodation


Sheffield Pride – 30th July

Endcliffe Park plays host to this fun event.

Sheffield Hotel & B&B accommodation


Hereford Pride – 30th July

Live music and entertainment for all.

Hereford Hotel & B&B accommodation.




Belfast Pride – 6th August

The Square, Belfast plays host to this event which starts on 25th July and carries on for ten days.

Belfast Hotel & B&B accommodation


Brighton Pride – 6th August

Preston Park plays host to this spectacular pride festival event.

Brighton Hotel & B&B accommodation


Leeds Pride – 7th August

Lower Briggate in the centre of Leeds.

Leeds Hotel & B&B accommodation


Plymouth Pride – 13th August

Plymouth Hoe is the location for this fun packed event. 

Plymouth Hotel & B&B accommodation


Margate Pride – 13th August

Margate seafront will come alive for this event featuring a parade and rally.

Margate Hotel & B&B accommodation


Glasgow Pride – 20th August

Scotland’s largest event.

Glasgow Hotel & B&B accommodation


Warwickshire Pride – 20th August

Taking place at the Pump rooms in Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa Hotel & B&B accommodation


Doncaster Pride – 20th August

Sir Nigel Gresley square is the location for this event.

Doncaster Hotel & B&B accommodation


Manchester Pride – 26th August

Weekend event with a main stage and lots of activities for all to enjoy in the heart of Manchester

Manchester Hotel & B&B accommodation




Reading Pride – 3rd September

Taking place in Kings Meadow Park, kicking off with a parade.

Reading Hotel & B&B accommodation


Bolton Pride – 23rd September

Taking place over 3 days with lots planned. 

Bolton Hotel & B&B accommodation.


Lincoln Pride – 24th September

Taking place in City Square in the heart of Bristol

Lincoln Hotel & B&B accommodation




Chester Pride – 1st October

Castle Square plays host to Chester’s Pride event. 

Chester Hotel & B&B accommodation


Posted by David Martin on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 01:37