From: Friday, Aug 28th, 2020
To: Monday, Aug 31st, 2020
Manchester Gay Pride 2020
Manchester Pride Festival 2019 will be made up of Manchester Pride Live, the Candlelit Vigil, the Superbia Weekend, the Gay Village Gathering, Manchester Pride Parade and Youth Pride MCR.
The Gay Village
The roots of Manchester Pride and the Festival are firmly in the heart of our world-famous Gay Village.
The Gathering will take place over all 4 days of the bank holiday weekend and will be the ultimate street party.
With community performances in Sackville Gardens, plus markets and parties across the Village’s venues, it will continue to be home to the hub of the festival’s celebrations.
Manchester Pride Live
A new addition to the festival taking place Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August, held in Mayfield, just a short walk from The Gay Village Gathering.
Formerly a railway station and then a Royal Mail parcel depot, this vast sleeping beauty of a building will play host to multiple stage and performance areas in a mixture of indoor and outdoor spaces.
With a world-class line-up of pop and dance artists, Manchester Pride Live is expected to be not only a groundbreaking event for the venue but also the city itself.
Manchester Pride Parade
The Manchester Pride Parade is one of The Festival’s most highly anticipated events, with thousands of people marching proudly together through the streets of Manchester in front of tens of thousands of supporters cheering them along the way. 24 August 2019
The Superbia Weekend
The Superbia Weekend is the festival’s alcohol-free space offering a weekend of premieres, firsts, new work and LGBT+ celebrations as a culturally rich alternative to the hedonism of the other elements of the festival.
The free-to-attend programme includes film screenings, cabaret, conversation, community workshops, new art and a free post-Pride Parade party. The events, which were last year hosted at 70 Oxford Road and HOME, will also have a home in the Gay Village in 2019.
The Candlelit Vigil
The Candlelit Vigil will continue to close the four days of the festival with a moment of reflection in Sackville Gardens.
The home of Alan Turing and the Beacon of Hope will again be turned into a sea of flickering candles as the party calms. We take a minute to remember those lost to the HIV virus as LGBT+ people join together to fight the epidemic worldwide, and the stigma that still exists.
The Candlelit Vigil also provides a space to remember those who are suffering and those who are persecuted, presenting an opportunity to stand together in a united front as we recognise the many challenges that are still faced by LGBT+ communities, both here in the UK and around the world.
Hotels in the gay district tend to fill up fast. Check out these deals on the top hotels close to Canal Street.
Here is our top selection of hotels, close to the center of town & the gay bars,
Gay Map of Manchester
Most of the gay bars are on canal street and are within easy walking dissidence from each other
Video Of Manchester Pride
Official Aftermovie 2017
Recommended Hotels in Manchester
Manchester is also home to the largest gay scene outside of London, attracting up to 20,000 people every weekend to its huge number of bars and clubs. Manchester’s gay village is focused around Canal Street in the city centre. It is one of the oldest and most-established gay communities in Europe.
Velvet Hotel, 4 Star
Award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of Mancheter Gay Village, close to KIKI bar, EAGLE Manchester, The Company Club, and a few minutes’ walk from the Arndale shopping mall.