Dublin’s Gay Pride Festival
In 1983 the first Dublin LGBT Pride Parade took place and has been going ever since, getting bigger every year. Dublin LGBTQ+ Parade is Ireland’s biggest LGBTQ+ people parade with up to 30,000 plus people marching in 2017. The parade is a celebration of the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community in Dublin, Ireland and the world, with an expanded arts, social and cultural content. Dublin Pride is the largest such celebration in Ireland and has grown from a one-day event into a week-long festival.
The Pride Parade is always a highlight of the annual Pride festival. It is an opportunity to march in solidarity and hear the power of the community’s voices combined. It is also a chance to celebrate.
This year’s Dublin Pride Parade will take place on Saturday June 30th. The parade will assemble at St. Stephen’s Green South and speeches and entertainment will take place from the start point at 12 noon. The Pride Parade will embark on its route at 2pm sharp. From there it will head through Dublin and will finish at the brand new Pride Village location, Smithfield Square.
Admission to the Pride Parade is free for individuals and community groups that support the ideals and principles of Pride.