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Our Dazzling Guide to Liverpool Pride Events & Celebrations

This year, get ready for the best Liverpool Pride yet in the heart of Liverpool. From the most sassy and sensational headline acts to an array of dazzling events, it’s set to be a weekend to remember.

Taking place from 28th July – 29th July, the inclusive festival is free to attend with plenty of things to see and do for the whole family.

So, get #AllTogetherNow as Liverpool prepares to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in style.

Saturday 28th July

Liverpool Pride March 2018

When: Saturday 28th July 2018

Where: Beginning at St Georges Plateau, finishing at Tithebarn Street

Liverpool will gather at St George’s Plateau before the colourful march begins. Liverpool Pride’s peaceful march walks in protest for equality and diversity.

The LGBTQ+ community will take to the streets with rainbow flags and parade props alongside allies of the community, including anyone who wants to show their support.

Demonstrating that hate is simply not welcome in the city. the march will cover Queen’s Square and Stanley Street before coming to a close on Tithebarn Street.

Barclays Main Stage

When: Saturday 28th July 2018

The Barclays Main Stage is set to bring Liverpool a day of dazzling feel-good artists and fabulous acts. The one and only Sophie Ellis-Bextor is this year’s gorgeous headline act. The singing sensation will take to the stage on Saturday, as well as unmissable performances from Lost Holloway, Kinky boots and more!

RuPaul’s Drag Race fans can also look forward to catching Courtney Act wow the crowds. The most recent winner of the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother is ready to own everything. And you won’t want to miss out on the fun.

Liverpool Pride is the perfect place to have a dance, dress to impress and forget your worries without any judgement. So, bring your most powerful moves to the dance floor and get ready to celebrate!

Manchester Airport San Francisco Stage

When: Saturday 28th July 2018

The Manchester Airport San Francisco Stage is expected to bring plenty of entertainment to Liverpool Pride this year. Pride goers can get ready for a jam-packed mix of queer cabaret presented by Liverpool Queer Collective.

More details surrounding the stage will be released soon.

Sunday 29th July

Drag Brunch

When: Sunday 29th July 2018 (12:00pm)

Where: Cunard House, Cunard Building Liverpool

If your brunch dates have a little drab recently, there’s no need to worry. On Sunday 29th July, sashay down to Liverpool’s famous Cunard Building for a Drag Brunch eleganza. Brought to you by Signature Living, this family friendly event will be one to remember.

Divas, queens and everyone in between can enjoy a mix of drag performances, prize bingo, carnival games, a dragtastic DJ and tasty bites to eat. Plus, Signature Living are offering all Drag Brunch guests the chance to win a life-changing same sex wedding worth a massive £10k.

So, give your usual brunch plans a miss and prepare to be dazzled by your drag hostesses for this all singing, dancing and lip-syncing afternoon of fun. The perfect way to celebrate Liverpool Pride, feel free to come dressed to express! Tickets are available on the Cunard House website. 

Pride Sundae

When: Sunday 29th July 2018

Where: The Bluecoat, Cathedral and more venues across the city

Perfect for the whole family, Pride Sundae will see an array of unmissable events take place across the city. The Bluecoat will play host to Funday Sundae, featuring everything from dance and music to delicious food. The free, drop in event will bring you the opportunity to try something new, make a difference and of course, have plenty of fun!

Cultural events across the city will also see Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum host a Liverpool Pride Weekend Community Day, offering visitors the chance to explore the civil rights collection in an interactive, practical way. The little ones can also get creative by making their very own brilliant badge in tribute to the LGBT+ civil rights rights activists.

It’s also well worth heading over to Museum of Liverpool, where the waterfront museum are hosting Telling Tales: Liverpool Queer Collective. On 29th July, Telling Tales will welcome local LGBT+ people to share their experiences for a captivating afternoon of storytelling.

Celebrating LGBT+ voices, the insightful event is certain to help inspire, educate and encourage. What better way to wind down after such a fabulous weekend of entertainment?

The Best Gay Bars in Liverpool

It goes without saying that Liverpool Pride is the event of the year for gay bars in Liverpool. And Liverpool certainly has its fair share of sensational gay bars and clubs to choose from. Liverpool nightlife is famous for being one of the best in the UK.

Liverpool was the first British city to introduce rainbows on street signs to proudly identify the Gay Quarter. The flourishing nightlife area is perfect for celebrating with friends and family over the weekend.

Some of the best gay bars and clubs in Liverpool include Superstar Boudoir, GBar and Garlands. Each spot offers something completely unique, with fantastic DJs keeping you on your toes all night long.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide and have the most fabulous and flamboyant Liverpool Pride of all time! 

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