Brighton & Hove Pride – 2021 Update
We are heartbroken to have to announce the cancellation of Brighton & Hove Pride’s Community Parade, Pride Village Party and Pride Festival on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August 2021.
We know the need for community has never been stronger and Brighton & Hove Pride is one of Europe’s biggest Pride Festivals attracting thousands of people from across the UK to attend multiple events across the city including the Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade.
Delivering Pride requires an all year-round planning cycle working closely with our partner agencies and, while the vaccine rollout continues to be successful, the many uncertainties that need to be resolved to safely deliver mass gatherings and the complexities of organising Pride in our City are impossible to achieve in the time we have, so based on the best information available to us at this time we are heartbroken to have to cancel for a second year. We cannot risk the health and safety of Pride visitors, residents and the hundreds of staff and volunteers that help deliver Pride.
You can read the full announcement here.
The Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade is one of the undisputed highlights of the Brighton & Hove Pride Festival weekend and is a glorious showcase of the city’s charities, community groups and small businesses as well as our invaluable blue light services and statutory partners. It is one of the biggest and brightest events in Brighton & Hove’s events calendar, with over 300,000 people pouring out onto the city’s streets to participate in and watch on as an all-singing, all-dancing carnival of colour wends its way from the Hove Lawns to the main Pride festival site.
Brighton & Hove Pride are proud and excited to announce the new theme for next year’s LGBTQ+ Community Parade will be OVER THE RAINBOW, a fantastic and fabulous celebration of the heroes that have kept us safe through these difficult times.
On Saturday 7th August 2021, the LGBTQ community Parade will celebrate the terrific work or our essential LGBTQ community organisations, NHS and Key workers that have supported us throughout the year. It will also be a special year for Brighton & Hove Pride, as we will celebrate thirty years of campaigning, protest and a celebration of diversity in our great city.
The annual Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade features an array of city charities, community groups, local businesses, blue light services and official Brighton & Hove Pride partners. This free and much loved, colourful carnival of diversity will kick start Saturday’s festivities and lead the way to our main community fundraising event Fabuloso – Pride in the Park on Preston Park taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th August 2021.
Brighton & Hove Pride is a time to come together to celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion in our great city. Our sole ethos is to promote respect within our community and support local charities and causes through fundraising. In the last six years we have raised over £920,000 for neighbouring charities, projects and community groups, distributed through The Brighton Rainbow Fund, Pride Social Impact Fund and The Pride Cultural Development Fund.
If you are interested in participating, please complete this form and we will email you when more details are available and applications open.
Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade
Saturday 7th August 2021, 11am