The annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival takes place this June, the Parade once again being the highlight.
Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival is an annual series of events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) life in the capital and is the largest festival of its kind in the country.
The event has gone from strength to strength over the years, from a one-day event back in 1983 to a ten-day festival celebrating LGBT culture in Ireland with an expanded arts, social and cultural content.
There is an extensive programme of events planned, including the Gala opening of the festival with Senator David Norris on Friday, 19th June, with the official launch party taking place at the George later that same night, the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus performance of Marry Me! at the chq Building on the 20th, a Dublin Pride Dog Show in Fairview Park, Dyke Night on the 26th, and of course the Pride Parade taking place on Saturday, 27th June.
The Parade will see the LGBT community and allies storming the streets of Dublin, painting the town every colour of the rainbow. The Parade leaves from Parnell Square at 1:30pm, and winds its way through the city, ending up at the Pride Village in Merrion Square, where there will be a big party afterwards. There will be food and drink stalls as well as live music and performers on the main stage throughout the evening.
The festival will officially close on Sunday, 28th June, with a special ceremony at The George from 8pm. Plenty of fun, frolics and bingo to boot as well!
The Dublin LGBT Pride Festival runs from 19th to 28th June in a variety of venues throughout the city. And following on from the historic YES vote in May, this year’s Pride Festival is surely going to be the best yet!
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