United Kingdom Events

Belfast

Belfast Gay Pride Festival 2018

venue: various venues
city centre , Belfast | map | distance

start date: 27-07-2018 | finish date: 05-08-2018

One of the largest events held in the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast Pride is the largest such parade on the island of Ireland and one of the top ten largest pride events in the UK. 2018 sees Belfast Pride celebrate it’s 27th year.

The festival promotes equality, diversity and inclusion for the LGBT+ community of Belfast and beyond through a varied ten-day programme of events and activities. The main attraction is the Saturday Pride Parade through the city on the 4th August.

If you’re thinking of attending, do check our list of recommended hotels in Belfast.

 

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Birmingham

Birmingham Pride 2018

venue: city centre
Gay Village , Birmingham | map | distance

start date: 26-05-2018 | finish date: 27-05-2018

A fun two-day festival over the last bank holiday weekend of May 26th-27th. The Birmingham Pride keeps getting bigger and bigger.

The carnival parade kicks off on Saturday at around noon, along with many stage shows, cabaret marquee, dance arena, fun-fair and street party. Birmingham’s thriving gay clubs and bars around the Gay Village will be hosting various parties and events.

If you’re planning to join, check our list of recommended hotels in Birmingham.

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Blackpool

Blackpool Gay Pride 2018

venue: various venues
city centre and seafront , Blackpool | map | distance

start date: 08-06-2018 | finish date: 11-06-2018

Now in it’s 12th year, Blackpool Pride is a wonderful weekend of festivities in Britain’s most iconic seaside resort. The festival is a celebration of diversity and everything camp with a wide-range of acts over the second weekend of June. VIP packages are available to purchase.

Be sure to check our list of recommended hotels and guesthouses if you’re planning to come along.

 

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Brighton

Brighton & Hove Pride 2018

venue: Preston Park
city centre , Brighton | map | distance

start date: 04-08-2018 | finish date: 06-08-2018

Brighton & Hove has hosting an annual Pride event in the UK’s gay capital since 1991. This is an exceptionally friendly, community festival that is one of the highlights of the city’s calendar. The parade and spectacular, diverse, flamboyant party in Preston Park attracts tens of thousands from around the UK and beyond.

The Brighton & Hove Pride 2018 takes place on Saturday, August 4th. The Parade begins by the Brighton Wheel on Madeira Drive and continues through the town towards Preston Park. Expect plenty of colourful costumes, performances from top artists and a whole host of club nights .

Check the website for more up-to-date details. For hotel bookings, click here for our list of recommended hotels in Brighton.

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Bristol

Bristol Gay Pride 2018

venue: various venues
city centre , Bristol | map | distance

start date: 06-08-2018 | finish date: 15-08-2018

A massive free pride festival in one of the England’s most attractive cities. Bristol Pride is a ten day festival that showcases, celebrates and champions the LGBT+ community in the South West of England. in 2017, it hosted over 30,000 people.

With a variety of events including live performances, cabaret and events for families, the main attraction is the pride parade on Saturday 14th July through the city streets.

If you’re considering coming to Bristol Pride please check our recommended hotels in Bristol.

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Cardiff

Pride Cymru (Cardiff) 2018

venue: various venues
city centre , Cardiff | map | distance

start date: 24-08-2018 | finish date: 26-08-2018

The largest celebration of LGBT culture in Wales. Pride Cymru is a vibrant weekender in the Welsh capital Cardiff. While many events require tickets the main attraction is the free street parade and talks following.

Thinking of attending? Then please check out our list of recommended hotels in Cardiff.

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Edinburgh

Pride Edinburgh 2018

venue: city centre
Old Town , Edinburgh | map | distance

start date: 16-06-2018

Pride Edinburgh is Scotland’s largest LGBT event. This year’s festival takes place on Saturday, June 16th, run entirely by volunteers, the traditional march and rally attracts thousands to the streets to promote and celebrate pride.

Tourists can mix with locals, politicians, campaigners and even celebrities. Besides the march, there’ll be plenty of activities, events and parties – check the website for more details.

For hotel reservations, click here for our list of recommended hotels in Edinburgh.

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Exeter

Exmouth Pride 2018

venue: Manor Gardens
city centre , Exeter | map | distance

start date: 30-06-2018 | time: 11:00-18:30

Modest gay pride celebration on England’s South West coast. Exmouth Pride attracts revellers to this beautiful Devonshire sea-side town. The festival is held in the Manor Gardens and has a welcoming, inclusive and friendly atmosphere. It is free and has live music.

Thinking of attending? Exmouth is just a short hop away from the larger town of Exeter so many visitors stay there. Why not check out our list of recommended hotels in Exeter?

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Leeds

Leeds Pride 2018

venue: city centre
various venues , Leeds | map | distance

start date: 05-08-2018

The largest celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans life in Yorkshire. Leeds Pride markets itself as the friendliest pride in the UK and attracts large crowds from across the North of England and further afield.

If you’re thinking of attending, be sure to check out our list of recommended hotels in Leeds.

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Liverpool

Liverpool Gay Pride 2018

venue: various venues
city centre , Liverpool | map | distance

start date: 28-07-2018 | finish date: 29-07-2018

A two-day festival celebrating diversity, equality, love and life in the hometown of The Beatles. Liverpool Pride is an incredibly popular event, now in its 8th year with a wide range of acts and activities to entertain scousers and visitors from afar.

If you’re planning to attend, please check our list of recommend hotels in Liverpool.

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London

TROUGH NOIR – May Bank Holiday

venue: Scala Theatre
275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross , London | map | distance

start date: 26-05-2018 | time: 10pm

TROUGH returns for a special May Bank Holiday edition @ Scala Theatre.

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Douchebag’s 6th birthday: no face, no cake!

venue: The Star of Bethnal Green
359 Bethnal Green Road , London | map | distance

start date: 27-05-2018 | time: 10pm-4am | customers: mostly gay

Celebrate six years of douching at cult East London dance party Douchebag! Mikey XCX & Laurence Del Rey will be spinning wonky pop, faggy synth and red-hot remixes at the hippest bank holiday homo hangout. There’ll be boys. There’ll be cake. There’ll be Janelle Monae (not in person, obvs).

Please, don’t forget to douche 🙂

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Mighty Hoopla

venue: Brockwell Park
, London | map | distance

start date: 03-06-2018 | time: 12:00

From the same people who bring you Sink The Pink, Mighty Hoopla is an all-day party full of colour, camp and great music. With performances this year from TLC, Lily Allen, 5ive, B*Witched, Belinda Carlisle, Melanie C and Nadine Coyle, the party takes place in Brockwell Park.

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Pride in London 2018

venue: Trafalgar Square
, London | map | distance

start date: 07-07-2018 | customers: LGBT mixed

Pride in London is an annual week-long celebration of the UK’s LGBT community and equal rights.

Each year, tens of thousands of people took to the streets and enjoyed the entertainment in Trafalgar Square. The 2018 event will be a bigger and bolder expression of vitality for the LGBT community in London.

The Parade is the main highlight and will take place on Saturday, July 7th, running from the BBC Broadcasting House to Oxford Circus, down Regent Street, through Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, past Trafalgar Square and into Whitehall.

All the gay bars, clubs, cruise bars and saunas in London help keep the fun going all night long with numerous special events throughout the city.

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Sink The Pink Colour Ball

venue: O2 Academy Brixton
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton , London | map | distance

start date: 07-07-2018 | time: 21:00 | customers: LGBT mixed

The renowned club night Sink The Pink returns for a special London Pride 2018 party.

The Colour Ball will take place at the O2 Brixton Academy in the evening following the main parade.

Known for its fabulous fancy dress, DJ sets and drag queen lip-sync battles, the party will be Sink The Pink’s biggest party to date.

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Manchester

Manchester Pride 2018

venue: Canal Street
city centre , Manchester | map | distance

start date: 25-08-2018 | finish date: 28-08-2018

Manchester Pride‘s Big Weekend in 2018 promises to be bigger and better than the previous year, taking place from August 25th-28th in the Gay Village (Canal Street).

The Big Weekend features numerous art, culture, music, sports and debate events, with 70 hours of live music and various stalls and arenas hosting a wide range of activities. The parade will be on Saturday, August 25th, from around midday.

Check the website for more details and full program. For hotel reservations, click here for our list of recommended hotels in Manchester.

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Newcastle

Northern Pride (Newcastle) 2018

venue: Town Moor
city centre , Newcastle | map | distance

start date: 20-07-2018 | finish date: 22-07-2018

A hugely popular pride parade in Newcastle. Northern Pride attracts visitors from all around the North East of England, the UK and further afield. This year’s theme celebrates the rainbow flag.

The majority of events take place on the Town Moor, just outside the city centre, with live performances, stalls and a family zone. A parade through the streets takes place on Saturday 21st July and the weekend finishes with a candlelit vigil outside of Newcastle Civic Centre.

Thinking of attending? Then please check our list of recommended hotels in Newcastle.

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Bristol Gay Pride 2018

venue: various venues
city centre , Bristol | map | distance

start date: 06-08-2018 | finish date: 15-08-2018

A massive free pride festival in one of the England’s most attractive cities. Bristol Pride is a ten day festival that showcases, celebrates and champions the LGBT+ community in the South West of England. in 2017, it hosted over 30,000 people.

With a variety of events including live performances, cabaret and events for families, the main attraction is the pride parade on Saturday 14th July through the city streets.

If you’re considering coming to Bristol Pride please check our recommended hotels in Bristol.

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York

York Pride 2018

venue: city centre
various venues , York | map | distance

start date: 09-06-2018

Popular pride parade in one of England’s most historic cities. York Pride is an annual celebration of the diversity of the LGBT community of York and North Yorkshire with a focus on entertainment, inclusivity and fun.

Thinking of attending? Then please check out our list of recommended hotels in York.

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