SATURDAY 11th AUGUST 2018
After the huge success of 2017 Wigan Pride is back and we would like to offer you the opportunity to be involved with Wigan Pride 2018, this year’s event will take place on Saturday the 11th August in Wigan Town Centre.
As with previous years it promises to be a free, fun, family friendly event jam packed with fantastic artists and local talent on our main stage with a range of different market stalls.
Linking in with this year’s events overall theme of growth and community, we are proud to introduce our brand new emblem and the parade will have its own theme of ‘FLOWER POWER’. As a community event we strive to be the most inclusive, diverse and tolerant event we can be. This promotes equality and diversity within the Wigan Borough.
Last summer saw the second Wigan Pride and our first pride parade led by Sir Ian McKellen which was an extremely successful event. This year’s event is going to be bigger and better!
The Parade is an opportunity for you to get involved with Wigan’s most successful LGBTQ event. It’s your chance to show Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning people from all over Wigan, Manchester and further afield the very best that Wigan has to offer. The aim of Wigan Pride is to have fun, celebrate the LGBTQ community in Wigan and raise awareness of the inequalities and issues still facing LGBTQ people at home and abroad.
Wigan Pride is one of the town’s most highly anticipated events which will have hundreds of people marching proudly together through the town and thousands of supporters cheering us along the way. This year we’d like you to join us as we turn the town into one of the largest parades Wigan has ever seen. So whether you’re a group of friends, community group or workplace gleaming with pride, standing shoulder to shoulder with an important message of support, the Parade places you at the centre of the celebrations.
Parade applications are now open!
Apply now! As places are limited, we recommend submitting your application early. The deadline for applications is Sunday 29th June 2018 but we may close applications sooner if we fill the total number of places available.