Portsmouth Pride
Saturday 6th July 2024

What a day we had to remember on Saturday 10th June, when we welcomed people from the LGBTQ+ community, their friends, neighbours, loved ones and allies to our annual free Pride event. We believe there were more than 20,000 people present, but this is yet to be confirmed, so thank you to everyone for making it a huge success. There are no fences or barriers, no wristbands or tickets needed - it was completely free and open to all. We plan to keep it that way.

We hope this page holds all the information you need (scroll down to our FAQs for practical details on accessibility, parking, catering for special diets - even bringing your dog!) Do get in touch if you have unanswered questions: hello@portsmouthpride.org.uk or ping us a message on socials. 

Please note - this page is yet to be updated by our volunteers and does not reflect any details for our 2024 main day event. 

Find out all of the key information about our Main Day event in our Main Day Pride Guide, by clicking the button here.

Photos: Chantale Goble

Please note - this page is yet to be updated by our volunteers and does not reflect any details for our 2024 main day event. 

The day will kick off with a parade as we close the roads for the first time along this route and bring together more than 1,500 people!

Wear your best Pride outfits, bring your placards & banners, and make some noise as we lead you to the heart of Portsmouth Pride 2023!

The meeting point is behind The Briny (The Red/Speakers Corner) - What3Words exact location - https://w3w.co/boss.work.reach Gather from 11:30 and march at noon.

Once again with the help of Batala Portsmouth and our Queer.All.Year campaign group leading the way, we'll head down the seafront and into Southsea Common in time for all the amazing entertainment to start. The parade is approximately 1.3 miles long and takes approximately 30-45 minutes from start to finish.

Our volunteer litter pickers would be so grateful if you
would put your rubbish in a bin, or take it home with you!

Portsmouth Pride is a family-friendly, open event and we welcome everyone who wishes to join us! 

There will be children's entertainment throughout the day, plus inflatables and fairground rides. 

As we are an open and unfenced event, we remind adults to please look after and supervise their children. 

We aim to provide a safe environment for all attendees. 

A Lost Children point will be in the Welfare Hub near the Portsmouth Pride Event HQ and First Aid Area, and will be manned by volunteers throughout the day.

Please note - this page is yet to be updated by our volunteers and does not reflect any details for our 2024 main day event. 

Please leave the site respectfully, and keep in mind local neighbours.  If you want to continue your Pride celebrations, the official Portsmouth Pride after party is being held at Hampshire Boulevard. 


What time does Portsmouth Pride start? 

The Pride Parade meets behind The Briny at Speakers Corner at 11.30am. The Parade then leaves at 12 noon to Southsea Common. 

How much are tickets? 

Portsmouth Pride is a free event. However you can purchase VIP and Meet & Greet tickets in advance. 

Can I bring my own food and drinks? 

Yes, there will also be food stalls and a bar available on the day. There will be veggie / vegan and gluten free vendors at the event. 

Where can I park? 

There is plenty of parking around Southsea Common along the seafront, plus two large car parks near Clarence Pier. 

Is the site accessible? 

The site is largely flat and accessed via drop kerbs, open plan with plenty of quieter spaces, has a raised platform in the VIP area, and we have accessible toilets in multiple locations. If your accessibility needs aren’t met, we’d be keen to hear your feedback to info@portsmouthpride.org.uk 

Is there a designated quiet area? 

As our site is open plan and without fenced borders, we don’t have a designated area but The Queens Hotel garden is open if you need a break from the large number of people we’re expecting. 

How do I get my VIP wristband? 

VIP wristbands can be collected from HB in the week leading up to Pride or on the day at accreditation. Please check your emails as this information will be sent out to you prior to the event.

Where do I go for Meet & Greet? 

Meet & Greets will take place in The Queens Hotel. Entry will only be through the garden NOT through the main hotel building. 

Where can I find set times of the performers? 

These will be posted on our social media platforms. Also, check the linktree on our Portsmouth Pride socials. 

Can I bring a camera? 

Cameras are permitted. There is no need for media passes as we have an accessible event. 

Is there BSL support? 

There will be BSL support on our main stage throughout the day. 

Can I bring my dog? 

Dogs are allowed on the Common but please keep all dogs on a leash. Guide dogs are permitted throughout the site. 

Is there a cash machine? 

There is no cash machine on site. Palmerston Road with cash machines is a short distance away, there are also cash points at Clarence Pier. 

Can I bring a chair? 

Yes, you can bring folding chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy Pride through the day. We just ask you to be mindful of other people around you.