Oxford Pride 2018
Oxford Pride 2017
“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.
With less than 40 days to go until this year’s Oxford Pride event, this year’s Committee are pleased to announce the details of this year’s festival and main event.
We start with the annual Dog Show on Sunday 21st May, in the Castle Quarter. It’s a fabulous day, and fun for all the family. Then commencing Friday 26th May a series of different events across City including a themed walk, a talk at Wadham College, looking back at the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, a comedy night held at the Plush Lounge and the Broken Spokes Bike Co-Op are pimping their cycles for the Oxford Pride parade.
On Saturday 3rd June, the day of Oxford Pride, the Parade will form up at Radcliffe Square from 11am and departs at noon towards Broad Street, then up to Cornmarket, Queen Street to Bonn Square. The Parade will then continue along New Road to enter the Castle Quarter event site down the drive to Malmaison. Everyone is welcome to join the parade, or cheer along as it comes past.
From 1pm two stages, one within the Castle Quarter and one on Paradise Street will come alive with music and entertainment. Acts announced include The Oxford Gospel Choir, Britain’s got Talent finalist La Voix, Sean Smith from Same Difference, BBC 2’s Folk Musician of the Year winner Megan Henwood, Ru Paul’s Drag Race finalist Courtney Act, and headlining will be 90’s dance act N-Trance.
The Street Party on Paradise Street run’s until 10:30pm and has a host of DJ’s and singers.
This year’s theme is “Rainbow Days – A summer of love”. So think flowers, daisies and hippies, and following last year’s them “We can be heroes”, it gives everyone the chance to dress up if the so desire.
This year is Oxford Pride’s 15th event.