A carnival atmosphere will fill the streets of Manchester and is set to enthrall the thousands of spectators - young and old, gay and straight, friends and family - who come down to see the glamorous and the outrageously fabulous people who take part!
This year the parade starts at 13:00 on Saturday 24 August
Please note - you do not need Big Weekend tickets or wristbands to watch the parade, however, you will need them to get into the Big Weekend site in and around Canal Street afterwards!
Albert Kennedy Trust
Asexual Visibility and Education Network
B.yoU under 18's Project
BAE Systems - Aspire
Belinda Scandal's Lounge & Showbar
Broken Rainbow UK
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Churches in Manchester
City South Manchester Housing Trust
Gay Gordons Manchester
Gay Star News
GBMCC - GAY BIKERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB
General Medical Council
George House Trust
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
Lesbian & Gay Foundation
Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) in collaboration with Freedom from Torture (FFT)
LGB Tory - The Conservative LGBT group
LGBT Youth North West
LGBT+ Lib Dems
Manchester Canalsiders ARLFC
Manchester Chinatown Community Group
Manchester City Council
Manchester Doms and Subs
Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus
Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Metropolitan Union
Manchester parents Group
Manchester Prairie Dogs Line Dancing Group
Manchester Sharks Water Polo Club
Manchester Show Choir
Manchester Trades Council/PCS Samba Band
Manchester Village Spartans
Mark Gorry Foundation
National Union of Teachers
New Charter Housing Trust Group
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Northern Aces Tennis Club
Out at Tesco
Out in the City & Older & Out
People Like Us Stockport and Age UK Stockport
Positive Steps North West
Queer+ Friends of Bradley Manning
Salford L.G.B.T youth group and partners
Salford Ladies United Temperance Society
Shafted?! Building the HIV ARMY!
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
The House of the Swishing Curtain
Team TG Featuring Kitt
True Love Ceremonies
UNISON North West LGBT Self Organised Group
University of Manchester
Village Manchester Football Club
Acceptable in the 80's?
Recognising the impact the decade had on LGBT and HIV activism, with the introduction of Section 28 and also a decade of iconic music, television and film (and horrific fashion), giving plenty of scope for fun, colourful entries.
Take a look at the Parade Route Map to find the best places throughout the city centre to view the Parade in all its glory!
Fancy joining the parade?
Want to take part in this year's parade and flaunt yourself in front of thousands of people? If so, get a group together and apply using our online application form.