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Southampton Pride 2023, UK

August 26

Pride Parade

More than 17,000 people are expected to travel to the South coast for Southampton Pride on 26 August 2023.

The event will include a Pride Village and Market Hall inside the O2 Guildhall, as well as a Pride Parade which will weave its way through the city centre and historic Bargate before heading back to Guildhall Square. The Pride Parade will start at Queens Park Briton Street at 11am.

There will be a series of talks, music and entertainment in addition to the market stalls. All this will support the city’s LGBTQ+ community. In total, there will be more than 60 acts and over 30 vendors.

Performing this year will be: Liberty X, Drag Syndrome and The Vivienne.

The event is free to the public.

History of Southampton Pride

The initial event was formed as a response to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, US.

When is Southampton Pride?

26 August 2023, from 11am.

Where is Southampton Pride?

The event will be held in Guildhall Square, in the centre of Southampton.

Getting There

Guildhall Square is in the city centre near West Quay Shopping Centre. It takes five to 10 minutes to walk from Southampton Central Station up a steep hill. If you are looking for accommodation in Southampton, click here.

Southampton Pride entertainers
Keeping the festival goers entertained.

Other Pride Events Around the UK

There are various Pride events around the UK, including Brighton Pride, UK Pride and Pride in London. A schedule of all Pride events around the UK can be found here.

Things To Do in Southampton

Southampton is a vibrant and exciting place, for more ideas on what to do in Southampton and surrounds, visit: Alternatively, you could join James Clark Aboard the Southampton Harbour Hotel.

More Information on Southampton Pride?

For anything else there is to know about Pride in Southampton click here

Photos provided by Visit Southampton.


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