2024: 29 June - 14 July

Parade March

The Parade March is our chance to show how diverse and proud Bristol is as a city. Our 2024 march takes place on Pride Day Saturday 13 July ahead of the Main Festival on The Downs.

Taking part

Pride is a protest!  We use our political voice to amplify, maintain and further LGBT+ human rights in Bristol and beyond. It is a bold statement for equality, diversity and inclusion, to celebrate our community and to show that hatred and prejudice have no place in our city, or anywhere.  We encourage community groups, charities, public sector organisations and businesses who actively support LGBT+ human rights to join us.   

We do not charge or restrict members of the public to join the parade. We welcome everyone who wants to celebrate, champion and progress LGBT+ human rights to join us. We do ask larger groups coming together, even if you are a social group to register, for free, just to help us coordinate with you and manage numbers.

We also welcome businesses, companies and large organisations/charities who actively empower communities, and LGBT+ people and promote human rights to take part in the parade to make a visible statement of their commitment. You will need to register your organisation to take part.

We will not accept applications from fossil fuel companies, airlines, defence and arms/weapons manufacturing organisation or those involved in animal testing.

Registration

2024 Registration

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We ask all large groups, charities and businesses to register with us to help with our planning and delivery. Individuals or a group of friends marching do not need to register.

We operate a tiered pricing system for varying sized organisations and charities to help enable smaller organisations to be able to join us.

For businesses or large charities (with a turnover of £100,001 and over) – £500
For medium charities (with a turnover of £10,001 – £100,000) – £300
For small charities or community organisations and groups (turnover under £10,000) – No fee

See our Festival Partners page if you are interested in partnering with Pride for additional engagement including expo space at the festival and advertising in our festival guide.

Our 2024 Route Information

Bristol Pride is a walking parade.
We do not allow vehicles or floats in the parade due to the nature of our route, health and safety and to support reduced city centre emissions.
We do not section the parade and there is no business blocks, everyone joins in together to celebrate as a whole community together.

Route
We gather from 10am at the Bandstand end of Castle Park and will depart around 10.45am

The route for the 2 miles long

It will take about 1 hour to complete and will end in the Amphitheater where our shuttle buses will be ready to take you to The Downs. You can also take First Buses from College Green or The Cenotaph stops. (Travel is free on Pride Day if you have a Supporter Wristband.)

Water is not provided on the route however there is a refill fountain on Millennium Square at the end of the parade and many outlets in Bristol participate in the Refill scheme if you have an empty bottle you can fill up with.

There is a short hill incline on Union Street, so some may wish to join the parade at the other end of Castle Park, by Wine Street. If you have access questions you may find the information on our Accessibility Webpage or please Contact Us.

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