When is the next Pride event? Calendars of parades in UK cities

Pride is celebrated in the month of June, when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969.

The definition of Pride is a celebration of people coming together in the name of love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and to expose flaws in systems.

Pride parades take place across the UK in July. (Photo by Circle Creative Studio/iStock)

Pride is made up of parades and events that take place in almost every city in the UK. Here is the schedule of July Pride events taking place in cities across the country.

July 8–9, 2022 – Bourne Free

This Pride event in Bournemouth sees a parade on foot from 11am, followed by varied entertainment from 9am to 11am.

Every year, Bourne Free adopts a theme for his pride. This year it’s ‘Go Green’, and there will be trade stalls and charity stalls.

The first day of Bournemouth Pride is characterized by Family Fun Night, with free face painting, cotton candy and even a Queen tribute band. The second day is the Pride event proper, with drag queens, sexual health education, and fairground rides.

July 8–10 – Sparkle Weekend 2022

Organized by The National Transgender Charity, it’s the largest free Pride event in the world. In 2019, it recorded over 22,000 attendees over the weekend.

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Taking place in Manchester, the event features live music and entertainment, as well as talks and workshops. It also includes many businesses run by trans people to support the community.

July 9 – Bristol Pride 2022

During this Pride event at Bristol, the parade will leave Castle Park at 10.45am. It’s a march to celebrate and mark the 50e anniversary of the first Pride march in the UK.

The actual event, however, runs from June 25 to July 11. It’s packed with fun and activities, even featuring a small festival.

July 9 – Cambridge Pride 2022

Sponsored by ARU, Cambridge Pride will see a lot of entertainment. From drag queens to comedians, bands and workshops; this event will begin at noon.

Cambridge will also host a parade to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and all events will be free.

July 9 – Trans Pride London 2022

London Trans+ Pride is a popular DIY event not affiliated with Pride in London.

It will start at Wellington Arch at 1 p.m. The theme is “wearing flowers”, so many colors and shapes can be expected.

14-17 July – Brighton Bear Weekend 2022

This event is sponsored by the Brighton Rainbow Fund, and this year only £4,000 was raised to support it.

Brighton Bear’s mission is to bring people together in a series of events run by volunteers, filled with fun and affordable activities.

“We will be offering a range of events that will appeal to everyone in the wider bear community, recognizing that bears come in all shapes, sizes and flavors!” Their website describe.

July 16 – Brighton Trans Pride 2022

Brighton Trans Pride will host a walk and event in the park the weekend of July 16.

So far they have raised over £2,000 for the cause. Sporting events, cultural events and pride events will take place from Monday July 11 to Sunday July 17, ending with a beach party on the final day.

July 22-24 – Northern Pride 2022

Northern Pride 2022 returns to Newcastle stronger than ever, with a weekend full of surprises, events and art.

This year’s theme is “Remember, Resist, Arise”. The weekend will feature musical events, in support of the charity’s plans to launch its ‘Life in Lockdown’ documentary series, book and exhibition.

Special to Northern Pride 2022 is the return of Paws with Pride, a walk where dogs and their owners can walk in support of LGBTQ+ rights.

July 30 – Belfast Pride 2022

Pride of Belfast is the biggest LGBTQ+ festival on the island of Ireland, and it features over 150 events in the space of ten days.

Their parade will take place at 1 p.m., with the preparation starting at 11:30 a.m. They describe it as “a protest and celebration, a call for equality, a stand for solidarity and a celebration of the lives of LGBT+ people in Belfast and beyond”.

July 30 – Nottinghamshire Pride 2022

As the name suggests, this Pride event will take place in Nottingham.

Organizers have yet to release much information about the performances and events that will take place, but we already know that there will be a march from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will also be market stalls with food, drink and activities.

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