Exeter Pride 2024

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Exeter Pride is back! One of the South West's biggest celebrations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans plus (LGBTQ+) communities, and one of the biggest free Pride events in the country, will take place on Saturday 11th May with a return of the march through the city centre followed by some exciting events.

The march will start in Sidwell Street and end at Northernhay Gardens where there will be a variety of stalls from local vendors, charity organisations and well-being groups.

Food and drink will also be sold in the park and visitors are encouraged to take along a blanket and picnic whilst buskers and drag acts provide unplugged entertainment. Music, cabaret, a drag competition, clothes swaps, family-focused events and more will be on offer at Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Library and RAMM, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. 

Attendees at Exeter Phoenix’s Rainbow Fayre last year were overwhelmingly positive about the atmosphere of the gathering and the incredible acts that performed throughout the day. This year, Exeter Pride trustees (along with fantastic support from volunteers) have built on the success of the Rainbow Fayre by bringing back the march through the city centre and the reintroduction of Northernhay Gardens stalls for 2024.

Local resident Alan Quick had the idea of holding a regular Pride event in the city in 2008 and it was local LGBTQ+ charity Intercom and a small group of people, including Alan, which co-ordinated the first Exeter Pride. It was held in Exeter Phoenix and Exeter Library in February 2009 to coincide with LGBT History Month. The first ever Pride march through the streets of Exeter took place in 2010 and in 2013 the event expanded to include a marketplace of local organisations and businesses.

The march will include giant rainbow flags, Street Heat samba band, Morris dancers, roller derby and thousands of representatives from community groups and organisations. Any group that would like to take part can apply by emailing: march@exeterpride.co.uk

For more information and the latest updates visit the Exeter Pride website or follow on social media - Facebook or Instagram 

If you are a music or drag act and would like to apply to perform at this year’s acoustic corner in Northernhay Gardens, pease contact: talent@exeterpride.co.uk .

If you are a business or organisation who would like to find out more about our sponsorship packages, please email: Comms@exeterpride.co.uk .

For applications to have a stall in Northernhay Gardens, email: marketplace@exeterpride.co.uk .

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