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 23 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!
We will be announcing the theme in the coming months.
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. Applications will open in the Spring.