The Parade March is an integral part of what Pride is. Sadly due to a significant rise in covid-19 cases in Bristol we need to postpone this years march but we will reschedule this to take place later this year.
With thousands of people taking part and showing their love and support for our LGBT+ community, we need to ensure public safety as we march as a bold statement for equality and diversity, to celebrate our community and to show that hatred and prejudice have no place in our city, or anywhere.
The Parade is a great opportunity to showcase your group, charity or business’s support for LGBT+ people as well as providing an opportunity to reach out to a wider audience and show your commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Individual members of the public do not need to register but all organisations, businesses and charities must register, see details of how to do this, below.
Business entry fee is £300 and includes entry to the Bristol Pride Parade March for your staff to support Pride and to celebrate, and call for equal rights, along with the community. Branded banners and branded t-shirts for participants are allowed. Please discuss any giveaways with us in advance.
Complete this form to register your interest in participating in our 2021 parade march later this year
See our Festival Partners page if you are interested in partnering with Pride
Please note that this is a walking parade. We do not allow vehicles or floats due to the nature of our route, and to make an effort in supporting to reduce city centre emissions. We do not have a corporate/business section in the parade, everyone joins together to celebrate as a whole community.
The route is approximately 2 miles long and will take about 1 hour to complete.
The route is step-free and we have tried to reduce the number of hills we take (not easy in Bristol) but those with restricted mobility or wheelchair users may struggle with the loop around Cabot Circus, due to a steep decline down Union Street, but this can be minimised by carrying along Newgate and joining the parade again at the end of Broadweir for the final section into Castle Park.
If you have access questions please Contact Us.
We do ask you not to flyer/leaflet in the parade due to litter but handouts such as sweets, stickers or useable items for the public are allowed.