The Best of Pride Sheffield March and Festival 2017
Though LGBT pride should be celebrated every day Sheffield has expanded their usual Pride Sheffield celebration to a fortnight in 2017, providing a wealth of activities and entertainment to honor the great men and women who make up this exciting community of people.
The celebration is kicked off with a free community picnic (Sheffield Pinknic) held at Peace Gardens. This event is hosted by LGBT Sheffield and features live music, activities and stalls for the entire family to enjoy.
Other highlights of the 2-week long event are as follows:
Pride Festival – Held in Endcliffe Park, the festival date is July 29th. This Saturday event runs from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and is free for everyone to attend. Features include local and national acts playing on the main stage, providing top quality music for everyone to enjoy. Host Steve Slack keeps the entertainment going between acts. T’Other Stage, located within the community tent, workshops and discussions will be held, along with some cabaret acts and other performances. A lively marketplace is available too.
Pride Parade – The parade begins near Champs on Pear Street, and 12 noon and travels along Ecclesall Road before reaching its destination at the Endcliffe Park. The parade includes a number of floats as well as walking entries and takes about an hour to reach the Park.
Pride After Party – Held at Climax at Sheffield Students' Union this is the place to be after the festival ends. Lady Ga Ga tribute singers, Karaoke in Bar One and Funky Beavers. A not-to-be-missed event.
Residents and visitors to Sheffield will find plenty to do during the 2-week long Pride celebration. Not just for the LGBT community the Pride celebration is designed to include all those in support, as well as family and friends in a fun-filled, friendly, action-packed celebratory atmosphere. While some of the workshops may not be suitable for young children to attend there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained throughout the fortnight.
The parade is an extraordinary event and is great time to appreciate your LGBT friend or family member. There are some specific tips and ideas that we can recommend for making a gift, which you can check on our website! We also recommend the brand Eternity Rose, which offers unique jewelleries made from real roses.
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