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Welcome to Blackpool Pride!

It may have rained on the 10th anniversary parade . . . but that didn’t stop Blackpool Pride 2016 being another massive occasion for the resort – and next year is only going to be bigger and better!

That’s the promise from organisers who extend all their thanks to everyone involved with, or who attended, this year’s weekend of summer fun.


Put the dates in your diary now for June 9-11 2017 with another host of events centred on Blackpool Winter Gardens and – come rain or shine – another glitzy parade along the resort’s world-famous Golden Mile promenade. With an extra day of Blackpool Pride 2017 there will seven stages in action inside and outside the Winter Gardens, and the venue will again be packed with colourful costumes and characters. Big names are promised in the line-up – so do watch this space!

VIP Tickets now on sale!

We're offering you a great VIP package to make Pride weekend even more special.

For £30, the Saturday VIP tickets include:


  • Access to the VIP main stage seating area (Empress Ballroom) with the best views of the acts
  • Hot buffet brunch, served from 1pm to 3pm
  • Complimentary welcome drink: Mimosa cocktail or a non-alcoholic alternative
  • Beat the crowds with a private bar facility
  • We are pleased to announce that Union J will spend 20 minutes in the VIP area ahead of their performance giving VIP ticket holders only the opportunity to meet and mingle with this fabulous group of guys.

Please note: Alcohol will only be served to over 18s, plus if you are under 16 and adult has to present with you also with a fully paid ticket.

Parade: Saturday 10 June

The Parade starts at 11am on Saturday at The Sandcastle Waterpark making its way along the Promenade towards North Pier. It will then turn right into Church Street through the town centre, heading towards St. Johns Square in front of the Winter Gardens.


This is where the Parade will end and the opening ceremony for Blackpool Pride Festival will take place before the events begin inside the Winter Gardens.

See more detailed parade information.