With London’s Pride Parade happening on 2nd July, we wanted to take a look at how you can create your own Pride Event to celebrate Pride 2022!

In this blog, we will be discussing why it’s important to celebrate Pride, how you can create your own Pride Event and sharing some great ideas to help get you started with your event planning.

We’ll be covering everything from Entertainment to Venue Finding, Theming to Location Scouting and giving you plenty of ideas for when you next plan a Pride Event!


When is Pride 2022?

Pride Month is celebrated every year throughout the month of June.

Members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies come together to celebrate their identities, as well as protest against discrimination and fight for equality.

Despite Pride Month being held in June, many events also take place in July and August in the UK.

As an Event Management Company, we are proud to offer a wide range of event services that can be provided for Pride Events across the UK and also worldwide!

If you’re looking for Pride Events to attend to get inspired for planning your own celebration, we’ve collected a great selection of Pride Events that are happening all across the UK in the next couple of months.

Pride Celebrations Happening in the UK


Why is Pride celebrated?

Pride Month is a significant marker in LGBTQ+ history as the Stonewall Riots began on the 28th of June 1969. The riots began when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. This led to a series of protests by the activist Marsha P Johnson, with continuous protests and activism since.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride Parade to take place in the UK.

The first UK Pride Parade took place on the 1st July 1972, as this was the closest Saturday to the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Pride in London is gearing up for its biggest year yet since celebrations were stalled for the past two years due to COVID-19. A report by Gay Times and Airbnb shows that ‘tens of thousands of nights have been booked on Airbnb around the world over Pride weekends’ with London coming in at the top spot.

Images displayed in pop-up shop for Pride in London 2022.

How To Celebrate Pride

There are many ways you can celebrate Pride but depending on your number of guests, budget, theme and location you will need to think of an ideal event to suit your criteria.

Some examples include:

  • Outdoor Festival
  • Private Party
  • Parade
  • Corporate Event

Within these event types, you might also want to think about whether you would like your event to include Theming or Venue Styling and whether your venue is in an indoor or outdoor space.

If you’re hosting a Corporate Pride Event, it’s also important to consider if you will need company-branded Pride Theming such as flags or banners with the company logo.

Pride celebration aerial view with groups of people holding rainbow flags and banners.

How to create your own Pride 2022 Celebration

There are many different ways to celebrate Pride Month, whether you’re looking at creating an event at your workplace or getting the whole community involved, we’ve got lots of ideas to get you started.

Finding a Venue

Firstly, when hosting an event you want to pick your venue space or have some idea in mind of where you would like to host your Pride Event.

When it comes to choosing a venue, we have an expert Venue Finding Service that sources venues to suit your exact requirements and event specifications.

You will also need to think about whether you want to host your Pride Event at an outdoor or indoor venue space and whether your venue is private or public property.

Venue space examples include:

  • Town Centres
  • Your Workplace
  • University’s Student Union
  • Town Halls/Community Centres
  • Parks
  • LGBTQ+ Bars/Nightclubs

If you’re looking to host a Pride Event in a public space, you will need permission from your local council in order to do this. We have previously worked with councils across the UK to produce many BID events and would be able to help in contacting your local council to obtain permission for your event.

Venue Styling

Whether you’ve secured your venue or have a particular event theme in mind for your Pride 2022 Celebration, we can help you decide what your event should look like.

Using our Event Production Services, we’re able to transform your venue ready for your Pride Event!

Our services include providing Staging, Lighting and AV to enhance your venue space, Marquee hire to expand your venue space outdoors or to host an outdoor-only event and bespoke Prop hire.

The theme for Pride in London 2022 is #AllOurPride, which focuses on the past, present and future of Pride from all aspects of the LGBTQ+ community. You can either decide to base your celebration around this theme or create a completely bespoke theme for your event e.g. Rainbow Theme, Drag Race Theme, Disco Theme etc.

We also have a fantastic selection of ready-to-go themes that would look spectacular at your Pride Event! These include:

Whether you would like to choose a set theme or create a completely bespoke theme for your Pride Event, we can provide everything you will need to create a fully immersive experience for your guests – from Backdrops, Mobile Bars, Dance Floors, Seating Areas and more!

Entertainment Options

No Pride Celebration is complete without entertainment!

We have a fabulous array of entertainers available to hire for your Pride Event, this year we want you to think big! After a few years of no Pride Events, I’m sure your guests would appreciate a spectacular line-up of entertainment, shows and attractions to visit at your event.

Luckily, we provide a wide range of Entertainment Options that you can pick and choose from to create a truly bespoke line-up of entertainment for your event.

Depending on whether your Pride Event will be running for a whole day, evening or for multiple days, we want your guests to be able to celebrate with a range of fantastic entertainment that will capture the spirit and party atmosphere of your event.

Take a look below at some of the performers we would recommend for an absolutely outstanding display at your Pride Event:

Walkabout Performers:

Dancers:

Range of dance entertainment available to book for Pride Events.

Musicians and Bands:

In addition, our Bespoke Shows and Productions are a great way of bringing a whole range of entertainment together for your Pride Event. We can include some truly stand-out entertainment options that are guaranteed to create memorable moments for your guests.

Some of our favourites include:

Most of our entertainment options include bespoke costumes and choreography options, so there will be something for everyone at your Pride Event!


Need help planning your Pride 2022 Event?

Hopefully, you’ve managed to gather some great ideas for your Pride 2022 Celebration!

As there are many elements to consider when planning your Pride Event, you might want to create a checklist of everything you will need to plan before you get started.

Alternatively, as an Event Management Company, we can oversee the entire process for you. From start to finish, your event will be managed by an expert team who will bring your vision to life!

You can always get in contact with us to discuss your Pride Event. We will be happy to help you get started with your event planning.

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