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Dublin Pride March & Parade, Saturday, June 25th, 2022

The Pride March

While the Dublin Pride March and Parade take place at the same time and merge into each other, they are two distinct events, each with its own important purpose. Following the Stonewall uprising in 1969 it was agreed that “Out of the ideas and ideals of the greater struggle that we are involved, that of our fundamental human rights” a demonstration would take place on the last Saturday of June each year in New York and that other cities would be invited to hold similar demonstrations in solidarity. This annual event became known as Pride and the first Dublin Pride March took place in June 1974, almost a decade before the first Dublin Pride Parade.

At its heart it is protest, but it is also a display of solidarity. If you plan to take part as an individual or with your friends or family, there is no need to register, it is a free event open to everyone who supports the ideals of Pride. You can rock up on the day, watch from the side or join in and march, or a bit of both. Remember, Pride is both Protest and Celebration, you’re welcome to dress up or bring your own banners and make as much noise as you like, however they must be respectful and inclusive of our LGBTQ+ community and not create a safety hazard.

Dublin Pride Parade

The Pride Parade is a celebration of LGBTQ+ people and culture, the highly visible spectacle of the parade plays an important role in promoting diversity, inclusion and belonging within society. It’s an opportunity to showcase the many LGBTQ+ organisations working within our community along with ally groups who take a visible stand in support of LGBTQ+ people. Since the first Dublin Pride Parade in 1983, it has grown to become one of the most popular and loved events within the city and continues to change the hearts and minds of many people.

The Pride Parade is also a major fundraising event for many LGBTQ+ community organisations with both individuals and businesses raising vital funds each year through Pride. The Dublin Pride Parade is one of the most coordinated events in the country with over 250 different groups taking part. In order to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone involved it is necessary for groups taking part to register in advance.

Community Groups: There is no fee for charities, community groups or non profit organisations wishing to take part in the Dublin Pride Parade. The first section of the Parade is reserved for LGBTQ+ community groups and charities and has a strict No corporate branding policy. If you need help in any way with your Pride participation contact community@dublinpride.ie

Corporate Groups: Fees from corporate partners not only help cover the cost of the event and ensure it remains free for the community, they also support a range of community projects all year round. There is limited availability for corporate entries so early booking is advised.

Dublin Pride Festival – June 22nd to 26th, 2022

The Dublin Pride Festival takes place from the 22nd to the 26th of June, however the whole of June is considered Pride Month with a host of organisations and venues running Pride events across the city and county. If you are planning to run a Pride event and would like it included in our festival schedule, contact events@dublinpride.ie

Highlights of our 2022 Festival will include:

Pride Village – A full day festival in Merrion Square on Saturday June 25th. This is a free event suitable for all ages and is supported by Dublin City Council and our festival sponsors. The festival includes 2 stages with entertainment all day, community zones, family area, quiet zone, food vendors and our new sustainability zone.

Mother – This June, Mother are gearing up for a whole weekend of Pride celebrations. Starting with the Mother Pride Opening Party, Friday 24th June: Mother presents: Years & Years: The Nightcall Tour

Tickets from €49.50 Book Here

Dublin Pride Guide

The Dublin Pride Guide is the definitive annual record of LGBTQ+ life in our city. Check out our latest Pride Guide below.