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Manchester Pride Festival
Manchester Pride Festival is a ‘party as protest.’ We're a part of the largest LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the world, celebrating queer people, culture and expression as loudly and publicly as possible in a refusal to hide in shame.

Pride has grown exponentially in its 50+ year history as a movement for queer liberation. But the fight is far from over.

With LGBTQ+ youth increasingly experiencing bullying, self-harm and homelessness and the recent rise in anti-LGBTQ+ hate crimes, it’s more vital than ever that Manchester Pride celebrations remain strong.
Power of protest
The Parade
The famous Manchester Pride Parade is the city’s biggest parade, grinding traffic to a halt as tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people and their allies march together for equality. Thousands more line the streets to spectate on the spectacular parade of colours.
The Candlelit Vigil
The Candlelit Vigil provides a moment of reflection to remember those we have lost to HIV. The Vigil also presents an opportunity to stand together unified against the discrimination and stigma that LGBTQ+ people still face today.
Manchester Pride Festival
Taking place across the full August Bank Holiday weekend, the Manchester Pride Festival hosts a variety of events, some free to attend and others require you to purchase a ticket.
Year round events
Manchester Pride hosts a diverse range of events all year round supporting intersectional LGBTQ+ communities, spanning community events, queer arts and culture, events curated especially for LGBTQ+ youth and more.
Free & Ticketed
Community Session: Surviving the Festive Season
A huge thanks 🎉
Our thanks go out to those who purchase tickets to attend our events. Because of you, we can continue to empower LGBTQ+ people all year round.
Find out more about the work of the Manchester Pride Charity and how your support helps to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ communities here.
We're striving to make our events and website as accessible as possible
Events accessibility
We care about inclusivity. Manchester Pride makes temporary, reasonable adjustments for easier access to event sites and stage areas, providing alternative access where access is restricted.
Get about Manchester
Manchester city centre is at the heart of Manchester Pride. Our very-first celebration took place at Oxford Street back in 1986... the rest is history. Plan your visit.
Word on the street
Here's what people have said after attending one of our events.
I've loved meeting new people and feeling included, coming from a small village there isn’t many LGBTQ+ people or activities. Youth Pride has helped me make new friends and feel less lonely.
Youth Pride MCR Attendee
I had such an informative and enjoyable experience at the Manchester Pride Conference. Their work is absolutely vital and I'm so thankful I got to attend such a brilliant event.
It’s been an amazing experience and has made me come out of my shell a lot! Alex and Jana have given me lots of confidence to be who I want to be and not be ashamed.
Youth Pride MCR Attendee
Help build our community
Donate to keep the Manchester Pride movement strong. Funds raised go to supporting our LGBTQ+ communities across Greater Manchester.