It’s Pride month, so raise the rainbow flag, dust off your drag rags, and celebrate identity and diversity at the fabulous LGBTQIA+ festivals going on across Kent this summer!
Whether you fancy taking part in a march through the city, joining vibrant celebrations by the coast, partying in the park, or dancing into the small hours with drag queens, check out Pride events near you in the Garden of England this summer.
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Canterbury pride with a spectacular parade along the High Street and entertainment in the Dane John Gardens well into the evening. The parade will feature live samba music and bring a carnival atmosphere to the city.
And if you're looking for a way to travel in style, look out for the sponsors, Stagecoach South East's Pride Bus, which will be looking the part and liveried to impress!
Returning this year, Folkestone Pride is set to be even bigger for 2022! While most of the exact details for this year’s fantastic festival are still under wraps, we can't wait for this coastal favourite. There's also plenty of pre-pride events going on across the town and fund raisers already in full swing, you don't want to miss out! Take in those beautiful sea views, visit the harbour hot spots for cocktails and places to party the night away, you can't really go wrong on a proud day out in Folkestone.
Faversham will be hosting its third LGBTQ+ Pride event, with live music and good food aiding the celebration.
Pride should be an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the diversity of the community, so it is planned a garden party for all ages to attend.Get ready to test your balance on the Mechanical Rodeo Bull and get free rainbow ace painting station!
The over 18s Pride night is going to be a night to remember, with everything you need to celebrate pride in style. Enjoy amazing drag acts and dance the night the way to the best house DJ and LED lights that will let you sparkle.
Get ready to dance at Dreamland as the incredible SUGARBABES are headlining Margate Pride this summer and it's going to be memorable. Settle down on the slopes for the night and get ready to Walk this Way to the sounds of the original line-up of Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan performing their biggest hits.
On 20th August Tunbridge Wells will once again be hosting Tunbridge Wells Pride, a volunteer-based non-profit event for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. What's more, there's even a children's event, packed with magic and games to inspire the future of the LGBTQ+ movement.
Bigger and better than ever - Gravesham Pride is back on 13th August! Join the Pride March through town to Fort Gardens, enjoy live music, DJs and plenty of entertainment at this fantastic fest. Plus, with market stalls, a wellbeing zone and plenty to keep the kids busy, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.