Saturday 7 May 2016
Exeter Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ communities and diversity within Exeter and the surrounding regions. We are delighted that Exeter Pride is returning for its 8th year on Saturday, May 7 and it will be bigger and brighter than ever before!
Up first on the day is The Pride Show 2016 with Martin and Keri. Find out what's happening and listen to some inspirational music. Special Pride guests. 106.8fm in Exeter and on Phonic.FM.
Also first thing is the Matins service (with a Pride focus) at 9:30am at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Dinham Road EX4 4EB. Everyone is welcome.
The parade starts at 12 noon from the St Sidwell's Centre in Sidwell Street and will feature our famous 50m rainbow flag. Do come along and take part.
Events at Exeter Phoenix begin at 1pm. Featuring workshops, a ceilidh, drumming circle, family events in a dedicated family zone, youth space, a trans space, and panel debate, there will be something for everyone.
Rougemont Gardens will again host our marketplace, with more than 30 local businesses and Pride supporters offering activities, games and information for you. We have a delicious array of food stalls again for this year to keep everyone well fed.
Our evening entertainments kick off with local acts, and bands. You will need to purchase one of our wristband welcome packs to gain entry to the evening entertainments but all the daytime events are free-of-charge.
We thank all those who help to make this event possible, not only the small and dedicated group of trustees and committee members but also our partners, sponsors, volunteers, and all those who assist in some way.
So come along, take part and invite your friends. Let's celebrate our fabulous city and its diversity with a day of laughs, music and fun!
History of Exeter Pride
The first ever Exeter Pride was on February 28 2009, then March 27 2010, April 9 2011, March 31 2012, March 23 2013, May 10 2014 and May 16 2015.