This August bank holiday weekend sees Southampton Pride return to the city for it’s third year. The family-friendly festival will bring colour across Southampton on Saturday 25th August with celebrations heading into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Opening to the public at 11am, there will be a range of events, attractions and stalls right up until 11pm at the Pride Village in Guildhall Square. Inside of the O2 Guildhall you’ll find the Market Hall open 11am-6pm, and after parties taking place at The Stage Door, The London Hotel, and The Edge Nightclub.

Throughout the day there will be live music and performances on the Main Stage and O2 Guildhall Community Stage in Guildhall Square.

Southampton Pride Line-up

Southampton Pride Line-up

Other events and activities include a children’s area in the Civic Centre car park, with a Mobile Zoo, Play Bus and lots of kid’s rides and attractions.  There will also be a Pride Pooch Area for fun agility, doggie photo booth and Competition.

Of course it wouldn’t be Pride without the vibrant parade that sets off through the city at 2pm from Guildhall Square.

Southampton Pride Parade Route

Southampton Pride Parade Route.

Once you’re in the spirit of things keep the party going with after parties across the city! The Stage Door and Kinship Cafe host Allsorts After Pride Party from 10pm-5am. The Edge Nightclub will be hosting their Southampton Pride Official After Party from 6pm-6am. And, The London Hotel on Oxford Street will be welcoming Southampton Pride party-goers to their Pride After party from midday to 2am!

For more information on Southampton Pride and what’s on, head to their Facebook page!