Each year Manchester holds a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride festival. Now in its 23rd year, the festival is an annual highlight for the city. The festival includes theatre events, parties and exhibitions and culminates with a huge celebration on the last weekend of August. Friday 22nd to Monday 25th August 2014.
A main feature of the final weekend of celebrations is the Manchester Pride parade, which sees the streets of the city centre taken over by many colourful floats and marchers. This is a loud and colourful event which attracts around a quarter of a million spectators to the streets of Manchester.
Some of the best places to watch the parade are near Manchester Town Hall and Deansgate, here you will find a good sized crowd, adding to the party atmosphere of the event.
This years parade takes place on August 23rd and starts at 13:00. Each year has a theme to inspire those getting involved, this year the theme is ‘Love is love, no matter who it is you love!’.