Date for Canterbury Pride celebrations announced

A parade followed but an all day party celebrating Pride will fill the streets of Canterbury.

The Pride Canterbury team have proudly announced Pride will be taking place in the City on Saturday the 11th of September.

With the last Pride celebrations happening over two years ago in June 2019, this year is going to be like no other.

Tweet from Pride Canterbury

After a parade through the city, Dane John’s Gardens will host an all day, free entry party.

“It’s been over 2 years since we gathered together in the City to celebrate Pride in June 2019. Whilst this year we are coming together in September, it is no less important to acknowledge the fight for equality across the community and the struggles faced during Covid”. 

Committee member Jon Fitter-Harding.

Boyband Five will headline the event and will be joined on stage by Cheryl Hole and Baga Chipz from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

Pride Canterbury will also feature a huge variety of local and international LGBTQ+ performers including Canterbury’s very own ‘hostess with the mostess’, Delilah Tickles. 

Tweet from Glitterbomb wishing a Happy Birthday to Delilah Tickles in July

Pride Canterbury would like to extend a huge Thank You to the City’s businesses for coming together and making Pride Canterbury 2021 a reality.

It’s a special year for Pride Canterbury, as they announce their new partnership with the charity Porchlight and it’s LGBTQ+ focussed BeYou Project. More details on this will be announced soon. 

The event will be supported by sponsors Quinn Estates, Canterbury Christ Church University, Redrow, Canterbury BID and other local businesses which will be announced shortly.

Pride Canterbury would like to thank their friends at Canterbury City Council and the emergency services for their involvement in making this year happen again, safely, and following current government guidance.

Pride Canterbury have also announced that there will be an official after party to the events on the 11th of September.

The after party will be at Tokyo Tea Rooms with some very special hosts; Cheryl Hole and The Gossip Gays.

Tickets are on sale now.

Click here to read the latest information about Pride in Canterbury this year.

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