Roll up, roll up The Circus of Acceptance is coming to town, and all are welcome.
The Manchester Pride Festival kicked off in the heart of Manchester’s city centre yesterday, with loads of events happening in and around the city centre including The Manchester Pride Parade, which is considered by many to be the highlight of the festival.
With close to 150 entries and more than 4,000 participants, The parade will see the city transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour, as floats and marchers weave their way throughout the city centre in front of tens of thousands of spectators who are out to show their support to the LGBT+ communities.
The theme of this year’s Parade is The Circus of Acceptance and organisers are promising to bring the greatest show on earth to Manchester. The whole city is invited to get involved, either by taking part in the Parade or coming out to show their support.
From stilt walkers to unicyclists, tumblers to jugglers and trapeze artists to ringmasters, those taking part are encouraged to think outside of The Big Top and get creative with their parade entries.
The Parade will begin at the end of Liverpool Road and Deansgate, moving onto Peter Street, Oxford Road, Portland Street, Princess Street, Whitworth Street, finishing on Fairfield Street. Roads surrounding the parade will be closed on Saturday, so drivers have been asked to find alternate routes.
For more information visit the Manchester Pride website.