Pride in your city | 2024

Pride Cities

Everyone deserves to be proud of who they are. For members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, Pride parades create the perfect opportunity to be proud, be open and just have a good time, whichever city you’re in.  

We’ve wrapped up everything you need to know about Pride in each iQ city.  

Pride in Birmingham  

Where? Parade starts at Centenary Square and the party lives in Birmingham Gay Village, Hurst Street 

When? 25th-26th May 2024 

Why go? For 25 years, Birmingham Pride has brought together huge crowds of around 40,000 at its festival and 75,000 at its parade. The parade is free to see, starting from noon, with activities heading into the early morning. 

Pride in Brighton  

Where? Hove Lawns to Preston Park, plus a Village Party in Kemptown. 

When? 2nd-4th August, Parade on 3rd August, 11am-4pm 

Why go? Brighton is known for being very LGBTQ+ friendly, with great things to get involved with all year round. So it’s no surprise that Brighton and Hove Pride isn’t something to miss out on. The most popular Pride event, expect lots of glitter, big celebs and a weekend to remember.  

Pride in Bristol  

Where? Clifton Downs, with the Parade starting at Castle Park 

When? 29th June-14th July 2024, with the Parade on 13th July 

Why go? Enjoy two weeks packed of queer celebration that helps bring the city alive with theatre, boat tours, comedy and, of course, Drag Queen Bingo.  

Pride in Dundee  

Where? Slessor Gardens 

When? 15th June 

Why go? Dundee Pride is fairly new, having only run since 2018, but the city makes up for it with plenty of passion towards making LGBTQ+ people and allies feel included in this diverse city.  

Pride in Edinburgh  

Where? Bristo Square 

When? 29th June 

Why go? Pride Edinburgh is Scotland's national LGBTQ+ Festival. The march brings together politicians, celebrities and important individuals together to celebrate the best of what it means to be proud, with live music and DJs to get the party going.  

Pride in Glasgow  

Where? Glasgow City Centre 

When? 29th-30th June 

Why go? This two-day Pride event is Scotland’s biggest, with the March starting at Greendyke Street and making its wat through the City Centre until it reaches Broomielaw and its celebratory markets.  

Pride in Huddersfield  

Where? St George’s Square, Kirklees 

When? 15th June 

Why go? Kirklees Pride is full of fun, with great live music, stage shows and drag acts that will leave you laughing for hours.  There’s also some of the best food and drink in town, plus workshops to get you creative and stalls to spend your money. 

Pride in Leeds  

Where? Lower Briggate 

When? 21st July 

Why go? Leeds Pride is Yorkshire’s biggest LGBT+ festival.Over 70,000 people attended last year, so expect big things in this northern city. The parade kicks off at Millennium Square and finishes up at Lower Briggate by The Calls, where you’ll find big music acts and vendors.  

Pride in Leicester  

Where? Abbey Park 

When? 31st August 

Why go? Leicester’s Pride march through the city centre is a vibrant and passionate celebration of all things LGBTQ+. The parade starts at 12:00 and is this year being made longer than ever. The parade runs through a lot of the city’s alcohol-free zones, so expect this pride to be a little more wholesome.  

Pride in Lincoln  

Where? Tentercroft Street Carpark 

When? 17th August 

Why go? Lincoln Pride is a fun and homely way to celebrate all the great things about LGBTQ life. For even bigger things to celebrate, Lincoln’s Got Talent shows off some of the greatest gifts and gimmicks in the city.  

Pride in Liverpool  

Where? Pier Head 

When? 27th July 

Why go? After a record turnout last year, Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head is welcoming an even bigger Pride in Liverpool festival that’s free to attend. Former head of Katrina and the Waves, Katrina, will have Liverpool walking on sunshine on the main stage. 

Pride in London  

Where? Central London, the Parade starting Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall Place 

When? 29th June 

Why go? London has one of the biggest Pride Parades in the UK. This year, the theme is Visibility, Unity and Equality, and you can expect the Parade’s usual route around the heart of the capital. Starting at Hyde Park Corner, the Parade will move through Piccadilly before finishing up at Whitehall Place. For the real party? Head to Soho.  

Pride in Manchester  

Where? Gay Village 

When? 23rd-26th August 

Why go? Manchester is a city that welcomes the LGBTQ+ community with open arms. Its Gay Village is at the heart of it all and will this year welcome thousands and thousands of people looking for a good time this Pride.  

Pride in Newcastle  

Where? Newcastle City Centre 

When? 19th-21st July 

Why go? Northern Pride is one of the biggest LGBTQIA+ charities in the UK. Taking centre stage in Newcastle, Northern Pride, there’ll be a march, a market village, music acts and loads more to get involved with. 

Pride in Nottingham  

Where? Lace Market 

When? 27th July 

Why go? Nottinghamshire Pride is all about celebrating history and talent. The Pride March starts in between Lister and Castle Gate.  

Pride in Oxford  

Where? Oxford 

When? 8th June 

Why go? Initially a small event in 2003,Oxford Pride now draws in thousands of people to the streets for its Pride March. The March finished in the town centre where there’s plenty of live entertainment, market stalls and creative sessions to get involved in. 

Pride in Plymouth  

Where? Central Park 

When? 22nd June 

Why go? Plymouth Pride are promising a “kaleidoscope of colours, music and laughter” with their 2024 Pride celebrations. As always, expect music, great food and a really energised festival vibe. 

Pride in Preston  

Where? Preston Flag Market 

When? 28th September 

Why go? Preston Pride at the Flag Market will welcome lots of music, independent sellers and food to help you create a day to remember.  

Pride in Salford  

Where? Peel Park 

When? 22nd June 

Why go? The Pink Picnic really represents the idea of community that Pride encompasses. With lots of live entertainment, market stalls and local organisations, there’ll also be a fairground this year for lots of wholesome fun.  

Pride in Sheffield  

Where? Sheffield Pavilion 

When? 22nd June 

Why go? Sheffield is a wholesome one, with lots going on for people of all ages to celebrate. From drag story time and a pet parade to a variety show and dance party, this’ll really be a day to remember.  

Pride in Wolverhampton  

Where? Old Market Square 

When? 8th June 

Why go? Wolves Pride is all about inclusivity and accessibility, making this a Pride event that’s full of heart.  

Pride in York  

Where? Knavesmire, Tadcaster Road End 

When? 1st June 

Why go? York Pride is the largest Pride in North Yorkshire, offering a fun fair, parade, stalls and great live entertainment. It’s free to enter, with the parade starting at York Minster, Duncombe Place, and ending at Knavesmire.