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Dublin Pride Parade 2017

Parade date and time

The parade will be taking place this year on June 24th 2017. Participants will gather from 11am and the parade begins at 2pm sharp.

People and floats taking part in the parade will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green. Follow this link if you want to participate in the parade.

Pre-parade rally

We will be hosting a pre-parade rally at the start point of the parade from 12 noon onwards. This will be taking place at the top of the parade on the George float and will feature speeches and entertainment. For more information about this check out the pre-parade rally event page.

The Route

This year the parade route will be different, due to on going construction with the Luas Cross City project. We will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green South (with on-stage entertainment and speeches from 12 noon) before starting the parade at 2pm sharp.

The Pride Party

At the parade endpoint in Smithfield we will have a huge amount of entertainment with music, drag acts and speeches. There will be a number of floats and stands with food and bar services within Smithfield Square. Stay tuned for more information.

About the parade

Following the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969, a resolution was passed by the Eastern Conference of Homophile Organisations in Philadelphia on the 2nd of November 1969.

“that a demonstration be held annually on the last day of June” and that it would “encompass the ideas and ideals of the larger struggle that we are engaged in – that of our fundamental human rights”

The Pride Parade is always a highlight of our annual festival. It is an opportunity for us to march in solidarity and hear the power of our voices combined. It is also a chance for us to celebrate, to celebrate ourselves, our diversity, our achievements and our friends. Admission to the Pride Parade is free for individuals and community groups that support the ideals and principles of Pride, though registration is required for all groups taking part.

For the enjoyment of all and to ensure the safety of all, groups and organisations wishing to take part must register in advance.

Commercial Entries

The pride Parade is a great opportunity for businesses to show their support for their LGBTQ staff and customers and join in our celebrations while showcasing their brand. Understandably there is a huge cost involved in operating the Pride Parade and funding received from Dublin City Council, our sponsors and donors cannot be used to subsidise commercial entries.

The following fees apply for commercial groups wishing to take part in the Pride Parade:

Walking Groups

  • 1 – 25 people €500
  • 26 – 50 people €750
  • 51 – 100 people €1,000
  • 100+ people €1,500

Floats €2,000 (All floats must meet safety standards and be fully insured)

NOTE: Commercial spaces are limited

The deadline for registration for commercial groups for the 2017 Pride Parade is the 31st of May 2017. All fees must be paid in full by the then too. ‘For late entries contact our Festival Manager,

For more information about the parade contact

Dublin Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Pride Ltd asserts full ownership over the Pride Parade and its route and reserves the right to refuse admission or establish/change terms and conditions of entry. Event subject to license.

Supported by Dublin City Council.



Photo credit: K. Hayden.

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