Belfast Pride Festival 2023
Friday 21st July - Sunday 30th July
Parade on Saturday 29th July at 1pm
with the parade build-up starting from 11am
Belfast Pride is the biggest event of the year for LGBTQIA+ people of Belfast and
we’re back for 2023 and hope to have the biggest parade since we were founded back in 1991.
Below you will find all the information you need about taking part in the Belfast Pride Festival and Parade.
Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Belfast with over 150 events across 10 days. The festival runs from Friday 21st July to Sunday 30th July with Pride Day and the centrepiece Pride Parade on Saturday 29th July.
The Belfast Pride Parade is the main event in the LGBTQIA+ calendar, a major city event and the biggest cross community parade in Belfast. It is a protest and a celebration, a call for equality, a stand for solidarity and a celebration of the lives of LGBTQIA+ people in Belfast and beyond.
The theme for Belfast Pride 2023 is Stand By Your Trans. For over 50 years the international pride movement has fought to increase visibility, awareness and support for LGBTQIA+ people while challenging hatred and intolerance in all its guises.
Applications are now open for the Pride Village. We will be bringing a Pride themed market with information stalls as well as children’s entertainment, bouncy castles, music and quiet space all in an alcohol and smoke / vape free environment. Click above to find out more.
Event submissions are now open for the Belfast Pride Festival. We welcome event applications from groups and individuals for the Belfast Pride Festival. Click above to find out more about events at Belfast Pride.
Nominations are now open for the Belfast Pride Awards. The Belfast Pride awards celebrate people, organisations and projects which have had a positive impact on the LGBTQIA+ community in Belfast and beyond. Click above to find out more about the Belfast Pride Awards.
We’re back! Belfast Pride is the biggest event of the year for the LGBTQIA+ community in Belfast and beyond. Following the success of the 2022 festival, we are working hard with our volunteers, partners and stakeholders to make Belfast Pride 2023 the largest festival yet.
Support Belfast Pride
Belfast Pride is the biggest LGBTQIA+ Festival on the island of Ireland and it packs in over 150 events across ten days. Belfast Pride is a major community effort – thousands of volunteer hours go in to making Pride happen. Team Pride brings together a diverse team to manage and deliver the festival.
The Board and Festival Committee are supported by a larger volunteer team alongside contractors and artists who all come together to give the LGBTQIA+ community in Belfast the biggest platform of the year to make a stand for equality and celebrate our lives and culture.
It's the Official Belfast Pride Festival Guide with all the details of Belfast Pride 2023 and all the events for Pride Day on Saturday 29th July 2023.