Weston-super-Mare Pride has been established since 2014 with its inaugural event in Grove Park reaching 900 attendees. After 6 years of growth and commitment from volunteers it has outgrown its venue and is due to rehome on the Beach Lawns and Promenade WSM in 2020 with an estimated footfall of 7,500. It provides a platform for the LGBTQ+ community, friends and family to be visible throughout North Somerset and beyond. The march through central Weston-super-Mare allows barriers to come down and for the community to engage. Weston-super-Mare Pride after a successful bid in October 2019 have been awarded to host UK Pride in 2021 with an emphasis on accessibility, education and inclusion. It is an honour to represent our community and raise the rainbow flag for the West of England.
FAMILY AREA & KIDS ZONE
Celebrating equality and diversity can be for all the family. Our dedicated family area situated in the quieter parts of Grove Park, will champion some great times for all ages to enjoy!
Saturday only: Punch and Judy Show
at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm , 4pm
All Weekend: Art, games, face painting, bouncy castle, sweet stalls and much more!
Child tickets available (under 18's)
Under 12's go free
FOOD & DRINK
As ever we will have a tasty selection of local food retailers at Pride with both market stalls and catering outlets. Why not try something different with locally produced and cooked produce and support the retailers that are in turn supporting Pride.
Come back soon to see a list of our fantastic food traders for 2019.
Are you a food trader wanting to attend our events?
Please support Pride by buying your drinks from the bars onsite. The Pride bars will be offering a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks this year. Supported by Thatchers and Proud Bar.
NEW FOR 2019! Gin and Prosecco Bar serving all of your favourite tipples and fizz.
All the money goes back into the festival and supports our charity work so please support Pride, a registered charity, by getting your drinks from us.
There is a strictly no alcohol to be brought into the premises. Bags will be searched on the gate and any alcohol will be disposed of.
We will operate Challenge 25 system, if you are lucky enough to look younger than you are please ensure you have I.D with you.
As we reflect upon the last 50 years of political and social change across the LGBT+ landscape , WSM Pride will be introducing an education and support hub at the 2019 weekend event. The educational hub will look back at what is considered the birth of the worldwide movement for LGBT civil rights by telling the story of the Stonewall Riots and the key people who took a stand over those three days of protests and rebellion back in 1969.
We will also share the stories of our UK LGBT brothers and sisters who fought to bring about social and political changes throughout the years and how those changes resulted in our very civil freedoms today. In addition to our educational hub we will be hosting a support area providing support and signposting for all you LGBT+ needs.