Manchester Pride 2024 - The Parade!

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Aug 24

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🏳️‍🌈 Who's ready for Manchester Pride 2024! 🏳️‍🌈

Join us to celebrate and promote OutdoorLads at one of the UK's best and biggest prides.

We will be giving the trailer and our usual Manchester Pride leader James, a very well earned break from the parade this year but that's not to say we're not going to show up in style and celebrate the best way OutdoorLads know how! 

The Plan:

The meeting point is TBC, however it will be in or near to the main parade assembly point at Castlefield Roman Gardens (which is just off Liverpool Road, the little park next to the White Lion Pub on Liverpool Road). See the “Location” section below. You will see us wearing Red T-shirts, of which you need to wear yourself! Please arrive by 10am.

As always, we would like to show off the many things that we do, so, please do some of the following, if you can!

  • Climbers - Wear climbing harness. Bonus points if you can hang nuts/hexes/cams from them for jingly-goodness
  • Bikers / Mountain bikers - ride along-side on your bike. Bonus points if you have a bell / horn.
  • Walkers/Hikers - Walking poles, rucksacks (with water bladder too? Accepting no responsibility if this is filled with anything other than water...). Massive OS maps - Bonus points for cracking out the acting skills, acting lost and asking the crowd for help with directions)

As well as this, there are flags to be energetically waved and wafted, as well as stickers to be given out too.

...But most importantly, wear your Red OutdoorLads T-Shirt!

In order to take part in the parade, you must obtain a wrist band from our muster point (see “Location” section  below). You will not and able to join the parade without the parade wristband. Please try to arrive on time as last year late-comers struggled to obtain a wristband.

Sadly, No Dogs are allowed. Not our rule, it's imposed by the Parade organisers.

We will also be milling around in the village afterwards. Both socialising together, and also as an OutdoorLads presence to engage with non-members. We may send groups of three or four members out and about throughout the rest of the day to engage members of the public and most importantly, sticker people up, and hopefully sign up new members, whilst enjoying drinks together (in the sunshine! - hopefully).

Details of where to meet afterwards for this will be announced at the event.

If you are joining us in the village afterwards, you will need the separate Big Weekend pride event wristband - the parade wristband does not allow you into the pride event. It’s probably best getting your pride Big Weekend event wristband before joining us at the Castlefield Roman Gardens off Liverpool Road.

More details will be added here and sent out to participants as it all develops, it's going to be fantastic!

Can't wait to see you all there! 

Thursday (Pre-Pride): TBC 

Friday: TBC

Sunday: TBC

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statementin addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend. 

Photos taken by OutdoorLads member Jay and Russ, who have given them to us to use freely on our event pages - Thanks Jay and Russ!