What is the Manchester Pride Parade?
With over 100 entries each year, the Manchester Pride Parade is the highlight of the Big Weekend and the biggest Parade in Manchester! The Parade is a fun way to celebrate the LGBT community in Greater Manchester, the UK and overseas, and raise awareness of the issues around HIV.
What is the theme of the Parade?
This year's Manchester Pride theme is 'Acceptable in the 80's?' which recognises the impact the decade had on LGBT and HIV activism, with the introduction of Section 28 and also the decade of icon music, television and film (and horrific fashion), giving plenty of scope for fun, colourful parade entries.
Who can take part?
We accept applications from groups, charities, venues, public sector bodies, housing authorities, political parties and commercial organisations.
To find out more about this year's Manchester Pride Parade, including guidance notes and supporting information, please visit here.
When is the Manchester Pride Parade?
The Parade sets off from Liverpool Road at 1:00pm on Saturday 24 August 2013.
What is the parade route?
The Parade turns Manchester in to a kaleidoscope of colour, weaving its way through the city centre, starting at Liverpool Road and finishing on Whitworth Street just outside the Gay Village. Find the best places to view on our Parade Route Map.
How do I join the Parade?
It is now even easier to apply to take part in the Manchester Pride Parade. Simply complete our new online application form and submit it directly to us.
If you would prefer a hard copy application form, please email the Events Team.
The closing date for Parade Applications is Friday 19 July 2013.