Manchester Pride Festival is one of the worlds leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life. This August it returns to Manchester for another four-day celebration, culminating in a weekend of campaigning, celebrating and fundraising over the August bank holiday.
Manchester Pride is a charity that campaigns for LGBTQ+ equality, and is all about celebrating and creating opportunity that engages the LGBTQ+ community and allows them to thrive.
Manchester Pride Festival is made up of the Gay Village Party, the Manchester Pride Parade, Manchester Pride Live, The Superbia Weekend, Youth Pride MCR and the Candlelit Vigil.
At the heart of the four-day celebrations is the Gay Village Party, taking over Manchester’s world-famous Gay Village with community performances, markets and parties across The Gay Village’s Venues.
The Manchester Pride Parade is one of the festival’s most highly anticipated events, with thousands of people marching proudly together through the streets of Manchester to create a kaleidoscope of colour, in front of tens of thousands of supporters cheering them along the way.
The Superbia Weekend is an alcohol-free space providing a retreat into a rich hub of arts and culture events across the weekend, while the Candlelit Vigil closes the weekend with a poignant moment to reflect and remember together.
MCR Pride Live was a brand new addition to the Manchester Pride Festival in 2019, bringing together thousands of people to party their way through the weekend at their two-day live music extravaganza featuring artists including Years & Years, Cheryl and Ariana Grande. This August it returns to do it all over again.