The Parade March is what Pride is and we are incredibly excited about returning to the streets for Bristol Pride Parade 2022.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pride marches in the UK with the Parade being an integral part of what Bristol Pride is – thousands of people showing their support for LGBT+ lives and rights.
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.
Anyone can take part in the parade! For members of the public, community organisations and small charities there is no need to register, you just need to show up, bring a sign and get involved.
We welcome businesses, companies and large organisations/charities who actively empower communities, and LGBT+ people and promote human rights to be a part of the parade and make a visible statement of their commitment. Details of how your business and organisation can get involved are below.
Please note that 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 have a corporate only block in the parade, everyone joins in together to celebrate as a whole community.
The route is approximately 2 miles long and will take about 1 hour to complete.
The parade will gather at Castle Park from 10am and will depart at 10.45am.
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 incline up Union Street, but this can be minimised by carrying along Newgate and joining the parade again at the end of Wine Street for the final section towards the Amphitheatre.
If you have access questions please Contact Us.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the environment, please do not flyer/leaflet in the parade. Sweets, stickers or useable items for the public are allowed.
We ask all large groups, charities and businesses to register with us to help with our planning and delivery.
Businesses/companies and large organisations and charities (income £100,001 and over) pay an entry fee of £300 which includes entry to the Bristol Pride Parade March. Branded banners and branded t-shirts for participants are allowed but please ensure you discuss any giveaways with us in advance.
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.
There will be a quick shuttle service, picking up from the end of the parade and this will run throughout the day to and from The Downs.
First Buses 1,2,3 and 4 also run to The Downs. You can catch the bus from The Cenotaph or from College Green.
What’s more with a Pride Supporter Wristband travel is FREE!
We do expect the buses to be busy so those that feel able and want to enjoy the walk to the festival, or travel by other means are encouraged to do so. Please remember that after the parade has ended you’ll need to stick to the pavements.
Visit our Travel Page for more info