After being postponed in 2020 because of, yep, you guessed it, Coronavirus, Manchester Pride is returning with a bang in 2021. After all, there’s a whole year‘s worth of celebrations to catch up on, meaning that this year’s party is going to be twice as loud, proud, and fantastic.

Here at Manchester Young Professionals, we’re delighted that this vital part of our city has the chance to celebrate everything that makes it so great, as well as highlight serious, important issues that are affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Inclusivity is a vital part of the city, and Manchester Young Professionals. For several years we’ve been building a community of diverse, engaged young people in their 20s and 30s who are looking to help each other climb the career ladder while having some fun along the way!

If you want to be a part of this group, simply follow us on Instagram or sign up for our newsletter! That way, you’ll be among the first to know about exciting events that we’re hosting, community news and our latest features on the city!

Manchester Pride 2021: All You Need To Know!

To get you up to speed with everything that’s going to be happening across Manchester Pride, we thought we’d create a blog that has all the essential information you need. From dates to venues to everything in between, after reading this, you should be totally aware of everything that’s going to be happening in Manchester during Pride.

This year’s Manchester Pride is due to take place over the Bank Holiday weekend, starting on Friday 27th August and finishing on Monday 30th August.

This year’s event is being defined by six key strands which are:

  1. Equality
  2. Arts & Culture
  3. Community
  4. Party
  5. Activism
  6. Youth & Family

The Pride weekend is marked by a series of different events. From interesting talks and protests that highlight key issues in the LGBTQIA+ community to the main event, MCR Pride LIVE and the Pride Parade.

MCR Pride LIVE is a two-day festival held in the city that has attracted, in the past, a host of A-list singers and bands such as Ariana Grande. This year is no exception and visitors there can expect to watch Example, Sigala, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Annie Mac, and Jodie Harsh! There are also plenty of workshops and talks by prominent thinkers in the LGBTQIA+ community that will be taking place across Canal Street and the rest of the Gay Village, which starts at Minshull Street and ends at Princess Street.

Some Of the Key Events Taking Place During Pride:

  • The Gay Village Party: 27 – 30 August 2021
  • MCR Pride Live: 28 – 29 August 2021
  • Equality Marches: 28 August 2021
  • The Candlelit Vigil: 30 August 2021
  • Superbia Weekend: 28 – 29 August 2021
  • Human Rights Forum: 29 August 2021
  • Youth Pride Mcr: 29 August 2021
  • Family Pride Mcr: 28 August 2021

Buy Your Tickets Now

Whether this is your first or fortieth Pride event, we hope you’re as excited as we are! If you’re worried about missing out on events or not taking in everything, our advice is to let it wash over you. Yes, purchase tickets for the key events as those will be the most fun, but don’t be afraid, in between, to let the whole weekend just wash over you. There is so much going on – just enjoy what’s there and don’t worry about what you’re missing out on.

To purchase tickets head over to this link!