Dublin Pride Parade 2018
Parade date and time 2018
The parade will be taking place on June 30th, 2018. Participants will gather from 11am and the parade begins at 2pm sharp. There will be Music and Speeches from 12noon until 2pm.
People and floats taking part in the parade will be assembling at St. Stephen’s Green South.
Community Groups Entries Go Free!
Follow this link if you want to participate in the parade.
The route will be announced in early 2018.
About the parade
Dublin is one of the few major cities in the world where every member of the LGBTQ+ community and all our friends, allies and the general public can actually join in and march the parade route along with all the floats and registered groups. We don’t want you to watch us, we want you to be the head and the heart of our annual Pride Parade making us one the biggest people parade in Europe.
Achieving this safely, in such a busy city of Dublin comes at a huge and growing financial cost. With the support of Dublin City Council, An Garda Siochana and our sponsors, we are once again able to waive all entry fees for all community and voluntary groups.
For commercial entries, it is necessary for us to charge the full costs attached to your entry. This year we have been able to maintain the same rates for most entry types, however, it has been necessary to increase the fee for floats and vehicles. If you would like to discuss these fees or get advice on how best your company can take part in and contribute to Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride, please contact our Festival Manager, Eddie McGuinness, email@example.com
Some History of Dublin Pride Parade…
In 1983 the 1st Dublin LGBT Pride Prade had taken place and has been going ever since getting bigger every year.
Dublin LGBTQ+ Parade is Ireland’s and is now one of Europe’s biggest LGBT+ people parades with up to 30,000 plus people marching in 2017. We had 60+ floats with thousands and thousands of rainbow flags that involved community groups and a mix of corporates. The 2017 parade featured, for the 1st time ever, Irelands Taoiseach who took part fully in the Dublin Pride Parade 2017 with Irish and International media attention on the parade & festival.
Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Parade is the second biggest festival in Ireland next to St. Patrick’s Festival.
Some History were Pride has started from… 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.
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:
- 1 – 25 people €500
- 26 – 50 people €750
- 51 – 75 people €1,000
- 76 – 100 people €1,250
- 101 – 150 people €1,500
- 150+ people €2,000
Pride Parade – Vehicles/Floats
- Float – Zone 1 €5,000
- Float – Zone 2 €4,000
- Car/Van/Rickshaw €2,000
*Vehicle entry fee includes up to 100 accompanying walkers
(All floats must meet safety standards and be fully insured)
NOTE: Commercial spaces are limited
The deadline for registration for commercial groups for the 2018 Pride Parade is the 31st of May 2018. All fees must be paid in full by the then too. ‘For late entries contact our Festival Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the parade contact email@example.com
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.