Top Pride Tips from Proud 2 b Parents!
Stay Hydrated and Energised: Don't forget to pack water and snacks for your little ones to keep them fueled and ready to party! Dancing and celebrating can be tiring, so keeping everyone hydrated and nourished is key.
Weather-Ready Essentials: Manchester weather can be quite unpredictable, so be prepared with suncream, hats, and waterproofs. Whether it's shining sun or unexpected rain, you'll be ready to embrace the festivities no matter what the weather is.
Explore Every Corner: The Great Northern site is bustling with vibrant activities and workshops. Take the time to explore every nook and cranny – you never know what surprises await you around the next corner.
Friendly Guidance: If you're unsure about anything or need directions, don't hesitate to reach out to the amazing MCR Pride volunteers or stop by the Proud 2 b Parents stall. They're there to make sure you have a fantastic day, so feel free to ask for help and information.
Unleash the Fun: Most importantly, let loose and enjoy the festivities! It's a day of celebration for our incredible community, so dance, sing, laugh, and make unforgettable memories.
Family Pride MCR
12:00 - 18:00 @ Great Northern Square
Free, unticketed event
Supported by TUI | In Partnership with Proud 2 b Parents
Family Pride MCR is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for families to come together in a fun, enriching and empowering space, where families of all kinds can express themselves freely. You're invited to join us for a gorgeous celebration of love, self expression and inclusivity!
This fantastic free event—supported by TUI and in Partnership with Proud 2 b Parents—is part of the iconic Manchester Pride Festival and promises a day filled with laughter, music, performances, and all-around fun for everyone.
Co-designed with Fatt Projects, a queer performance company renowned for its vibrant and joyful celebrations of diversity, Family Pride MCR promises to encapsulate the essence of unity, empowerment, and positive change within the community.
PALAVER Party by Fatt Projects
A flamboyant performance party designed especially for kids (and their grown-ups too). Featuring drag, cabaret, performances, fabulous discos, and creative workshops, the PALAVER Party is an experience like no other.
Mini Pride Parade
Join in the fun as we create our very own mini pride parade.
Glue and glitter galore, get creative and crafty with your whole brude.
Rainbow Disco for All
Dance the day away at the joyous rainbow disco, creating unforgettable memories with your family.
Other activities available for children include baby sensory, baby noise making workshop, story time in Book Nook Library. The Great Northern Warehouse will host indoor extended play space in the Atrium with lawn games, table tennis and a colouring. There will also be a quiet zone, feeding area, pram park and changing facilities.
Ginny Lemon’s Dog Show
@ The Alan Turing Stage, Gay Village Party
13:00 - 15:30
Calling all dog lovers, Pride pooches and pups - Ginny Lemon’s Dog Show is BACK for 2023!
Get down to Sackville Gardens on Sunday 27th August at 1pm for an unmissable doggy extravaganza celebrating our four-legged (and two-legged) friends, hosted by Ginny Lemon & Fatt Butcher and featuring special guest judges!
We’ll be showcasing Pride pooches, dog lovers and pups galore, so join us for an afternoon of festivities and outrageous antics.
This is a safe and accessible event suitable for families, but please note that the second part of the show will contain adult themes. A short break will be announced before our pups take to the stage, so anyone who wishes to leave is given plenty of time to do so.
Family Brunch and Play Afternoon
12:00-16:00 @The Proud Place
If you're looking for something relaxed this Pride weekend for you and your family, The Proud Place will be hosting a brunch and play afternoon for LGBTQ+ people and their families.
We'll have food, crafts and baking for you.
Disney Classics with The Untold Orchestra
14:00 - 15:45 @ The Gay Village Party, Alan Turing Stage
Get down to the Gay Village Party to enjoy a selection of your favourite Disney classics, performed by The Untold Orchestra!
The Untold Orchestra is a collaborative orchestra redefining what an orchestra is. Founded on the belief that all music should be accessible to anyone, they perform in venues across the UK, run creative workshops in communities across Manchester and are passionate about creating exciting orchestral opportunities for people and communities across Manchester and further afield.