The roots of Manchester Pride are firmly in the heart of our world-famous Gay Village.
A space for all of the different members of our LGBTQ+ family to come together, the Gay Village Party is the ultimate street party and LGBTQ+ celebration as the sun shines down on our much loved cobbled streets!
Join us in 2023 for another incredible celebration of LGBTQ+ life at the heart of Manchester Pride.
Looking back: Gay Village Party 2022
In 2022, we co-designed our Gay Village Party line-up with Manchester's queer communities in direct response to the Pride In Our Future report. The Gay Village Party opened on Friday 26th August with trans led and curated event, Trans Filth and Joy, and continued throughout August Bank Holiday weekend with its most diverse programme yet; including takeovers from Black Pride MCR, Fat Pride and Queer Women’s Takeover.
GINNY LEMON'S DOG SHOW
The Gay Village Party 2022 saw Ginny Lemon’s Dog Show come to Sackville Gardens for an unmissable doggy extravaganza celebrating our four-legged (and two-legged!) friends. We had an amazing time showcasing Pride pooches, dog lovers and pups galore in a hilarious afternoon of festivities and outrageous antics as Ginny Lemon hosted the dog show of the century.
We were thrilled to introduce Community Lane the Gay Village Party 2022 - a brand new addition to Manchester Pride Festival!
Community Lane offered visitors the opportunity to shop at our market stalls, learn something new and engage with communities and organisations at the Expo, and take advantage of our wellness initiatives including; a Sober Gay Socials meeting point, Matter of Mind coaching with Emily Brinnand, and loads more!