Manchester Pride is a registered charity that campaigns for equality and challenges discrimination; creates opportunity for engagement and participation and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) life. The charity fundraises for LGBT and HIV projects in Greater Manchester by staging a number of events throughout the year, including the award winning Manchester Pride Festival, The Manchester Pride Spring Benefit, events recognising International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and our year-round programme of culture, Superbia.
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The Manchester Pride Festival 2018 will take place throughout August. The Big Weekend takes place from 24 – 27th August 2018.
Tickets for The Big Weekend 2018 will go on sale in the new year. From Day Tickets to the full 4 day Big Weekend Tickets, Child and Family tickets to Platinum Packages - Manchester Pride have got a ticket with your name on it! Sign up to Manchester Pride Newsletter to be the first to know when tickets for 2017 go on general sale and for all other events we've got coming up.
The Big Weekend Friday 24 August, 2018
Manchester Pride’s flagship event, The Big Weekend takes place in Manchester’s world famous Gay Village over the August Bank Holiday Weekend where tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate, with pride, some of the biggest names in music.
Superbia Weekend 24 August, 2018
Superbia aims to support, curate, fund and celebrate LGBT life across Greater Manchester with debate, film, comedy, literature, music, sport, theatre, family- and community-led projects – all with the aim of encouraging engagement and well-being, and to culturally enhance the community.
The Parade Saturday 25 August, 2018
With over 100 entries, equating to just over 3000 participants, The Manchester Pride Parade turns the city of Manchester in to a kaleidoscope of colour, as floats and marchers weave their way throughout the city centre in front of tens of thousands of spectators showing their support to the LGBT communities.
Candelit Vigil Monday 27 August, 2018
The culmination of The Big Weekend is The Candlelit Vigil in which Sackville Gardens is turned into a sea of flickering candles as we take a minute to remember those we’ve lost to the HIV virus and join together to fight the epidemic worldwide and the stigma that still exists.
The Candlelit Vigil also provides you with a space to remember those close to you who may no longer be with us and presents an opportunity to stand together in a united front as we recognise the many challenges that still exist and face LGBT communities from Manchester to the rest of the world.
The Candelit Vigil is the spiritual heart of the Manchester Pride festival and there is a truly magical and moving atmosphere of quiet reflection in the gardens.
The Candlelit Vigil is delivered in collaboration with our charity partner George House Trust.