The city’s colours will show this coming weekend for Leicester Pride

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

Saturday 31st August 2019 12 noon to 8pm

Leicester Pride is Leicester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival and is a colourful and vibrant event celebrating diversity and freedom of expression.

The event starts with a spectacular parade through the city which culminates at an popular event on Victoria Park that includes live music, market stalls, funfair rides and health and wellbeing information.

The event is free to attend and celebrates equality and diversity in the community. Leicester Pride is a family event with entertainment and attractions suitable for all ages. Pride is attended by more than 10,000 + people each year with more than 2,000 taking part in the parade through the city.

The Parade Orton Square Leicester. (In front of the curve theatre)

We invite everyone to join us on the parade, although we ask that larger groups register via the website so that we can plan the order and layout.

Please note that no glass bottles are allowed on the parade and much of the route runs through the cities alcohol free zones so please refrain from drinking alcohol.

Please arrive early so that we can start to form the parade outside the curve theatre no later then 11.30am, the Parade will start at 12.00

For a Safer Pride

This year we are significantly increasing security on the parade. We now require all groups of people greater than 5 to register or you may not be able to take part on the day. We may also ask to search your belongings at any point in the parade.

The festival site Victoria Park 1pm to 8pm

The Parade arrives at the park at 1pm

Its Free to attend and it is a Family event and everyone is welcomed.

For security and safety reasons bag searches will be carried out on entry to the park. Please note that when the Parade arrives there may be a delay during this peak on entry. But please remember this is for safety reasons. and we want everyone to have a happy and safe pride.

You can bring your own alcohol provided it’s not in glass bottles. Everyone must be over 18 year old to drink alcohol on the park.

Please ensure you bring Photo ID

We are hoping that the sun shines on Saturday please remember to apply sunblock cream and ensure you drink plenty of water on the Parade and on festival site throughout the day.

Car Parking

Part of the Victoria car park will be available for parking for the public on the day (pay and display)


Free Pride Bus

Catch the FREE Pride Bus from the Rainbow and Dove Charles street. every 15 mins, taking you directly to Leicester Pride, to the Festival site at Victoria Park.

Leicester Media has been covering the Leicester Pride events for over 10 years.

They are very proud to be our official media partner please help them by waving and being joyful when they are capturing the pride event.

You will be able to see the official pictures and videos later on our social media sites coming soon after the event.

We respect everyone’s privacy and if you wish not to be photographed or filmed, Please let them know.

All the official photographers will be displaying Media ID passes.

Leicester Media Proud Media Partner for Leicester Pride

Don’t forget to Hash tag you pictures of Pride day using #leicesterpride2019

Pride guides are available at Visit Leicester and LGBT venues around the city.

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on Twitter and Instagram.

@leicesterpride @leicestermedia

Look out for the event pictures coming soon

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