This year extended to two days Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2016.

Blackpool Pride Festival (BPF) has has an ethos of inclusion and this means inclusion of everyone within the LGB&T community and their own families and friends.

BPF will also work to promote an awareness of equality and diversity and reduce homophobia in the wider community. We will celebrate our cultural identity and be proud of our lifestyle.

The Festival will bring LGB&T people together and will be a celebration of our LGB&T lifestyle where we can meet and make friends and be ourselves in environments where we feel safe and welcomed.

Each year our main event is a FREE Festival in the iconic Winter Gardens during the Saturday and Sunday afternoons where we have some great entertainment, 50 market stalls, a Trans Zone and several bar areas, including an over 18’s bar. We try to cater for everyone including the children of LGB&T people by arranging crèche facilities and a separate children’s entertainment area.

We also organise a vehicle and walking parade along the famous Promenade and then onto the Winter Gardens. We want this parade to be loud and visible and show Blackpool that we are out and proud.

Blackpool Pride Festival makes a commitment to respect disability and ensure our event is accessible to everyone. Our entertainment is signed for those with hearing loss and we try to make posters readable to those with visual impairment. The Winter Gardens itself is fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will have volunteers who will help those with mobility difficulties.

We will listen to advice and welcome comments to improve and develop what we are doing. We just hope BPF offers something for everyone in the LGB&T community and we hope you will have a great weekend at the Winter Gardens and in all our Partner Bars! Have a look for them on our Partner Page or on the side bar named North Shore Venues. Visit Blackpool Pride Festival website.