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Gay prides and events in the UK 2018

List of prides and gay events in the UK & Ireland for 2018. There are also links to prides in other countries.
Click on the event's name for full details for the applicable event that includes a map of the event's location, or click on the country's name for a list of prides in that country for 2018.

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Pride Pride date Pride Pride date
Big Gay Weekender 07 Sep 2018 14:00 Birmingham Gay Pride 26 May 2018
Blackpool Pride Awards 22 Jan 2018 19:00 Brighton Pride 03 Aug 2018
Brighton Pride Street Party 04 Aug 2018 Bristol Pride 14 Jul 2018 11:00
Camille O'Sullivan 27 Jan 2018 21:00 Channel Islands Pride 08 Sep 2018
Chesterfield Pride 22 Jul 2018 13:00 Coventry Pride 09 Jun 2018
Digital Pride 21 Apr 2018 Dublin Pride 23 Jun 2018 14:00
Durham Pride UK 28 May 2018 12:00
Edinburgh Pride 16 Jun 2018 12:00 Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 23 Jan 2018
Essex Pride 16 Jun 2018 12:00 Exmouth Pride 30 Jun 2018 11:00
Flintshire Pride 09 Jun 2018
Gay Celebrant for weddings etc 16 Jan 2018 Grampian Pride 26 May 2018 11:00
Hampshire Pride 24 Feb 2018 13:30 Happy Valley Pride 07 Aug 2018
Hull Pride 21 Jul 2018 13:00
Isle Of Wight Pride 20 Jul 2018 10:00
Lancaster Pride 19 May 2018 Le Haggis 19 Jan 2018 19:00
Leeds Gay Pride 05 Aug 2018 Liverpool Pride 28 Jul 2018
Manchester Pride 24 Aug 2018
Newcastle Pride 20 Jul 2018 12:00 Norwich Pride 28 Jul 2018 10:00
Oxford Pride 02 Jun 2018 12:00
Pride Edinburgh 16 Jun 2018
Queer Haggis 18 Jan 2018 21:00
Reading Pride 01 Sep 2018 12:00 Rotherham Pride 14 Jul 2018 11:00
Salford Pride - The Pink Picnic 14 Jul 2018 13:00 Sheffield Pride 28 Jul 2018 13:00
Southampton Pride 25 Aug 2018 11:00 Sparkle in the Park 06 Jul 2018 12:00
Stockport Pride 29 Jul 2018 11:00 Student Gay Pride 09 Feb 2018
Totnes Pride 01 Sep 2018 Tumulus 24 Jan 2018 21:30
Warwickshire Pride 18 Aug 2018 11:00 Weston Super Mare Pride 28 Jul 2018 11:00
Wigan Pride 11 Aug 2018 Worksop Pride 07 Jul 2018 12:00
York Pride 09 Jun 2018 11:45

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January 2018

Gay Celebrant for weddings etc 2018


East Midlands LGBT+ Weddings, Vow Renewals & Naming Ceremonies. Qualified UK Gay Celebrant. Any ceremony, any faith, part-faith or even no faith ceremonies. Based in the East Midlands. Your ceremony can take place indoors/outdoors anywhere you wish. Your ceremony is Your special day so it's Your Way. [...]

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Queer Haggis 2018


Speigel Tent Queer Haggis 2018 Last year we hosted the biggest LGBT party in Dumfries & Galloway’s history. This year we’re bigger, better and brighter. Queer and wonderful, we’re inviting you to the wildest night in the festival programme. Let your hair down, pull on some neon socks and dance the night away [...]

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Le Haggis


Spiegeltent Le Haggis is back and bigger than ever to celebrate its 5th birthday, Speigeltent style. The 5 star, award winning cabaret is serving you a high energy night filled with home-grown and international talent. Audiences have helped sell it out 3 years in a row – so why not bring someone along and [...]

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Blackpool Pride Awards 2018


Viva Blackpool, Church Street Awards Ceremony To Celebrate Excellence In The LGBT Community, Hostes By Callum Gillies & Jo Ashcroft, Starring DIRECT from the XFactor 2017 Jenny Ball & Johnny Wright also performances from the Phenomenal Miss Amber from Funny Girls Blackpool!!!

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Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2018


The House of St Barnabas, Soho CALL FOR ENTRIES - BEYOND THE BINARIES Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, Winter Pride in partnership with Emerald Life and The House of St Barnabas, is proud to launch its latest art competition Beyond the Binaries. FREE ENTRY. Calling all Artists! Entry deadline 5 [...]

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Tumulus 2018


The Vaults When Anthony’s one-night stand turns up dead on the Hampstead Heath tumulus, everyone assumes he’s another casualty of London’s chemsex culture. But after a second body is discovered Anthony suspects foul play and is thrust into a terrifying, drug-fuelled journey to uncover the truth. Like a darker [...]

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Camille O'Sullivan 2018


Spiegeltent Queen of the Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC), Camille O’Sullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her intensely dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel, Cave, Waits, Bowie and more. The multi-award-winning singer has stunned audiences around the world with her 5-star sell-out [...]

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February 2018

Student Gay Pride 2018


University Of Westminster Student Pride 2018 7-11pm Registration & drinks Everything National Student Pride does is about opening doors to students, graduates and those with voices who are otherwise lost in a vibrant but expansive LGBT+ community. Long before anyone else, our event has captured the extensively [...]

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Hampshire Pride 2018


School of Art Hampshire Pride is space for all of Hampshire to join together and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and more community. We welcome young and old, people who see themselves as part of the community and people who are proud of their friends and family. It is also for any individual [...]

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April 2018

Digital Pride 2018


Londn Digital Pride is the world’s first online LGBTI event consisting of a week of events, videos and debates. Launched by Gay Star News, the aim of Digital Pride is to make it easier for the LGBTI community to celebrate Pride globally – even if they live in countries where it may be difficult to do so [...]

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May 2018

Lancaster Pride 2018


Dalton Square in front of the Lancaster Town Hall Lancaster Pride 2018 Saturday, May 19, 2018 Lancaster Pride brings this year a Summer Pride more spectacular than the last. Last year Lancaster Pride brought a crowd of 1500+ and this year we plan to go bigger and better. We look forward to seeing you, thank you. The main events will be a march [...]

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Birmingham Gay Pride 2018


Gay village area of the city, Southside Birmingham Gay Pride 2018 will take place on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 2018 in the Birmingham Gay Village. More to follow

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Grampian Pride 2018


Queens Links Grampian Pride aims to bring the local and wider community together. Welcoming everyone from the North East of Scotland, the rest of the UK, and international communities. Grampian Pride aims to provide a safe space for all LGBT+ individuals and their straight allies. The Pride event will consist [...]

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Durham Pride UK 2018


Durham Sands field by the river We are thrilled to announce that our fifth and what reckons to be our most fabulous Durham Pride will take place on 27th May Bank Holiday Sunday this year. Durham Pride is our chance to celebrate LGBT+ and promote diversity in County Durham. Thanks to the support of our wonderful partners, Durham [...]

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June 2018

Oxford Pride 2018


Oxford Castle Quarter & Paradise Street “Rainbow Days” Oxford Pride Parade - Saturday 2rd June 2018 Oxford's annual LGBT Pride event, with two stages acts throughout the day. Parade kicks off from midday. More to follow

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Coventry Pride 2018


University Square, Priory Street Coventry Pride 2018 will be held on 9-10 June 2018 in University Square, outside Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street Coventry, CV1 and is a free event. Coventry Pride 2018 have an absolutely delightful selection of musical and other performance artists throughout the weekend. More to follow

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Flintshire Pride 2018


Theatr Clwyd, Mold Join Flintshire Pride 2018 for the FREE Pride event taking place on Saturday 9 June 2018 in the beautiful surroundings of Flintshire. Our fabulous indoor venue at Theatre Clwyd overlooks the town of Mold. More to follow

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York Pride 2018


Knavesmire (Tadcaster Road End) The eleventh annual York Pride event will take place on: Saturday 9th June 2018. The largest Pride in North Yorkshire! Fun Fair, Parade, Stalls and great entertainment. The York Pride Parade leaves from outside York Minster (Duncombe Place) at approx 11:45am and arrives at the Knavesmire (Tadcaster [...]

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Pride Edinburgh 2018


Potterrow Dome Pride Edinburgh is Scotland’s National LGBTI Festival. It was relaunched in 2015. This year celebrates 23 years since Pride began in Scotland with the first ever festival taking place in Edinburgh back in 1995. Pride Edinburgh has a March and a Community Based Festival to celebrate diversity and [...]

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Edinburgh Pride 2018


Edinburgh Pride Edinburgh is Scotland’s National LGBTI Festival. It was relaunched in 2015. This year celebrates 22 years since Pride began in Scotland with the first ever festival taking place in Edinburgh back in 1995. Pride Edinburgh has a March and a Community Based Festival to celebrate diversity and [...]

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Essex Pride 2018


Central Park Essex pride takes place in Central Park with a brilliant live act line up, funfair, circus skill workshop, great food, licensed bars, sideshows, and The Essex Pride Dog Show. Entry to Essex pride is through the Entrance marquee featuring lots of support services and the site is fully licensed. [...]

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Dublin Pride 2018


Merrion Square Dublin Pride, 5 days in Dublin City packed with celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas promoting and celebrating LGBTQ diversity. The highlight of our festival will be our annual Pride Parade and our post parade celebrations in Merrion Square on Saturday June 23th. Dublin Pride Parade The [...]

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Exmouth Pride 2018


Manor Gardens Exmouth Pride 2018 the fourth Family LGBT Festival with live bands, educational organisations, local performers, children's area, licensed bar and hot food and much more. Visit us on Facebook or our website for all the latest www.facebook.com/prideexmouth More to follow

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July 2018

Sparkle in the Park 2018


Sackville Gardens, Gay Village The Sparkle Weekend is a celebration of gender diversity and expression. Hosted in Manchester over the second weekend every July. The Sparkle Weekend is the biggest free to attend Transgender event in the world. This year we will have live Trans-led music, the Sparkle Music Awards for new Trans [...]

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Worksop Pride 2018


Old Market Square, Worksop Worksop Pride a family friendly event, celebrating equality and diversity. More to follow

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Bristol Pride 2018


Castle Park Bristol Pride 2017 Dates: 6-15 July 2018 Pride Day: Sat 14 July 2018 More to follow

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Rotherham Pride 2018


Clifton Park Bandstand Rotherham Pride is now an annual event which remains FREE to enter for all of the Rotherham community. A family fun filled day of live entertainment and fun activities whilst also promoting the LGBT community and raising awareness of their issues. It is aimed as a family fun day for the Lesbian, [...]

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Salford Pride - The Pink Picnic 2018


Peel Park, Salford Salford Pride - The Pink Picnic 2018 Salford's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans plus (LGBT+) Pride event, The Pink Picnic returns for it's 8th year. The FREE family friendly event is open to all and features the main stage, community and market stalls, food/drinks vendors and activities for [...]

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Isle Of Wight Pride 2018


Ryde Beach, Ryde, Isle Of Wight Isle Of wight Pride returns after a hugely successful first Pride in 2017! Come and join the UK's only Pride on a Beach! Soak up the sun and the atmosphere of the Island for a weekend of fun xx

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Newcastle Pride 2018


Town Moor Newcastle Pride 2018 The parade will start at 12pm on Saturday the 21st. Please meet at Newcastle Civic Centre from 11.30am This years parade theme is 40 Years of Rainbow, as we celebrate 40 years years since Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag and it was first used at San Fransisco Pride in [...]

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Hull Pride 2018


Queens Gardens Pride in Hull is a free event will feature a colourful parade representing all areas of the LGBT+ community, their friends, families and supporters along with those who just believe in equality for all. Please check our website or follow us on Facebook for updates: [...]

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Chesterfield Pride 2018


Stand Road Park Pride event for Chesterfield and the North Midlands. Last year over 4000 attended the one day event. Main stage, market stalls, food outlets, fairground rides. ***This year the event will take place at STAND ROAD PARK (S41 8SW) More to follow

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Liverpool Pride 2018


Provisionally St George's Quarter Liverpool Pride 2018 - International Love themed festival. Building on the last nine years, Liverpool Pride presents #AllTogetherNow, a festival of inclusion, involving all corners of the LGBTQ+ and wider community, including all our allies who support us from various other groups. We invite all [...]

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Norwich Pride 2018


The Forum Norwich Pride is a celebration of the LGBT community for everyone. Our mission is to ensure that Norwich is a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves. Norwich Pride is a grass-roots, do-it-yourself celebration organised by a collective of friendly, creative and enthusiastic [...]

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Weston Super Mare Pride 2018


Grove Park Weston Super Mare Pride 2018 promised to come back bigger and better, and that's exactly what we've done! Our 5th annual WSM Pride will be celebrated over a jam packed, 2 day event, running from Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th July 2018. DAY 1 | SATURDAY 28TH JULY Pride day with The Fizz and loads [...]

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Sheffield Pride 2018


Endcliffe Park Sheffield Gay Pride 2018 28 July 2018 Pride Sheffield is an FREE festival bringing together the LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANS* and NON-BINARY community and their friends, families and allies More to follow

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Stockport Pride 2018


Stockport Market Place Stockport Pride 2018 is an annual celebration of Stockport's LGBT* community, with loads of fun and excitement. More to follow

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August 2018

Brighton Pride 2018


Hove Lawns / Preston Park Brighton Pride’s 2018 For 2018's ‘Colour My World' we are returning to the flag's original eight colours of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet representing, respectively: sexuality, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony, and spirit. The eight colour Rainbow Flag [...]

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Brighton Pride Street Party 2018


St. James St The Pride Village Party (PVP) 2018 is once again being run and managed by Brighton Pride Community Interest Company (CIC) with the full support of Brighton & Hove City Council. This is a spectacular two day fundraising event, the Pride Village Party sees St James Street and the city’s iconic [...]

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Leeds Gay Pride 2018


Lower Briggate Leeds Gay Pride 2018 Yorkshire's Biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* life. Sunday 5th August 2018 While everyone coming along is there to unite and enjoy a fantastic day, we would really appreciate your co-operation regarding various safety matters. Access to Lower Briggate [...]

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Happy Valley Pride 2018


Hebden Bridge - Various Locations Hebden Bridge will be celebrating LGBTQ life in Calderdale from 7th to 13th August 2018 with a festival of diversity, inclusivity and awareness for everyone. The Happy Valley Pride Festival is loaded with music, art, fun and games over a wide range of venues for the whole family to enjoy. [...]

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Wigan Pride 2018


Market Place, Wigan Town Centre This is the 3rd Wigan Pride, growing by the year.There will be a parade, entertainment and a variety of stalls all in the town centre - a great day out for all ages. More to follow

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Warwickshire Pride 2018


The Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa Warwickshire Pride returns in 2018! On Saturday 18th August, the Pump Room Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa will host Warwickshire Pride for the sixth year. Featuring: - Live performances and entertainment - Celebrity guests - A Rainbow Marketplace of stalls - Lots of food and drink - Trans chill [...]

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Manchester Pride 2018


Manchester The Manchester Pride Festival 2018 will take place throughout August. The Big Weekend takes place from 24 – 26th August 2018. More to follow

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Southampton Pride 2018


Guildhall Square and West Marlands Road Southampton Pride third event returns on Saturday 25th August 2018. Southampton Pride Parade This year the parade will take place outside The Guildhall Square at 2pm, where it will continue up West Marlands Road, down Above Bar Street to the Bargate Monument, around the monument, back up Above Bar [...]

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September 2018

Totnes Pride 2018


The Civic Hall Totnes Pride was launched in 2013 by Totnes-based community organisation Proud2Be. An inclusive community event open to everyone. We host a high street procession, a free family friendly day event and a fun filled after party (16+). The event takes place on the 1st Saturday in September every [...]

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Reading Pride 2018


Kings Meadow, RG1 8BN Reading Pride's annual FREE Parade & Festival returns back for its fifteenth year on Saturday 1st September 2018 at Kings Meadow. The Festival kicks off when the Parade arrives at 12pm with a full line-up of entertainment throughout the day along with a funfair, youth area, a wide range of food, [...]

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Big Gay Weekender 2018


Camber Sands Holiday Park The Big Gay Weekender is a brand new LGBT weekend party taking place between the 7-10 Sep 2018. Featuring music, drag queens, pool parties, live acts, special guests, daytime entertainment and lots of surprises! Get away with your friends, family and loved ones for the biggest LGBT event in the [...]

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Channel Islands Pride 2018


Candy Gardens/Market Square 2018 sees Channel Islands Pride return to Guernsey for the second time. Join our colourful Parade winding it's way down the High Street from Candie Gardens, and then on to Market Square for an afternoon packed full of entertainment and music. All set in the beautiful harbour town of St Peter Port.

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