Pride In Kent 2024

PRIDE IN KENT 2024

It’s Pride time in Kent! Get ready to celebrate with dazzling Pride events in the county. From vibrant parades and family-friendly activities to top-notch entertainment, enjoy the spectacular celebration of LGBTQ+ identity. Lots of events to celebrate, picnics, afterparties, live entertainment, cabaret and lots more. So dust off your dancing shoes, grab your rainbow gear, and get ready to experience the Pride spirit in Kent!

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See also our Festivals in Kent 2024 feature for a full round-up of festivals in Kent for all ages. For free festivals see our blog post here, and we also have a Family-Friendly Festivals blog, one for Music Festivals in Kent and a round-up of Food & Drink Festivals. See our Carnivals, Country Shows, & Fayre blog post for more.
Don’t miss out on attractions and events – see our Things To Do and What’s On menus for lots more in the county, and our blogs for more ideas & inspiration.

DEAL PRIDE 
13th July 2024
Enjoy this family-friendly Pride in Kent, jam-packed with fantastic artists and local talent on the main stage with a range of different market stalls. For a full day of fun head to the march start in Alfred Square, then there’s a party on the green at Walmer Green, and for the afterparty head to The Astor!
Details
Price
March and party on the green: Free.
Afterparty: £10.
Time
Pride March: 9am-12Noon
Party on the Green: 12Noon-5pm
Afterparty: 7pm-Midnight

FAVERSHAM PRIDE
27th July 2024
From the West Faversham Community Association events include a garden party, a pride party and lots more.
Details
Price
TBC
Time
TBC.



FOLKESTONE PRIDE
27th July 2024
Folkestone Pride is an LGBTQIA+-led community event with a parade, a variety of performers, and lots more fun. There will be plenty of celebrations of this Pride in Kent event, with town-wide celebrations.
Details
Price
Free
Time
TBC.

A person in a yellow tassled leotard, carrying while plumes and a plume headdress. With crowds either side for Folkestone Pride 2024
Folkestone Pride 2024

FOLKESTONE PRIDE OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY
Folkestone Quarterhouse
27th July 2024
Enjoy an evening of sparkling line-up of performers and special guests – from drag to DJs – there’s fun for everyone 18 years +.
Price
Early Bird: £12
Standard: £15
On The Door: £20
Booking fees may apply.
Time
8pm-1am.

TONBRIDGE PRIDE
3rd August 2024
This is the town’s third annual Pride, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, and spreading love acceptance and understanding in Tonbridge and surrounding areas. The fun starts with the parade starting from Avebury Avenue to Tonbridge Castle, where entertainment will continue the celebrations. At Tonbridge Castle, the family-friendly entertainment features a variety of local talent including singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, choirs and children’s entertainers. Later the adult entertainment enjoy a night of music, dancing and drag.
Details
Price: Free.
Time
Meet: 11:30am
March: 12Noon-12.30pm.
Family-friendly Entertainment: 1pm-7pm.
Adult Entertainment: 7pm-10pm.

GRAVESHAM PRIDE
10th August 2024
The Pride is a protest, says Gravesham Pride, and although it’s lots of fun, the march is their opportunity to show solidarity for LGBTQ+ people who suffer persecution at home and abroad. This is followed by celebrations with music, stalls and more.
Details
Price
Free – tickets online.
Time
Pride: Community Square: 10.30am
Celebrations: Fort Gardens: 11am-End time TBC.

a group of people out in a park celebrating in the front a person with a top of stripes of colour for Gravesham Pride
Gravesham Pride

MARGATE PRIDE FESTIVAL 2024
10th August 2024
The festival offers a vibrant mix of events and workshops up to and on the big day. Expect free family fun, artistic showcases, tea time gatherings, and a unique Mx Margate, described as a very queer beauty pageant.
Details
Price
Free.
Time
TBC.

DREAMLAND DRAG PARTY
Margate, Thanet
10th August 2024
See a host of acts including Jodie Harsh, Bimini, Raven Mandella, plus Amy Zing b2b Harry Gay and the CT9 drag family!
Details
Price
£17-£42
Booking fees may apply.
Time
6pm-11pm.

MEDWAY PRIDE FRINGE
12th to 17th August 2024
A week of events that will take place in the INTRA area of Chatham and Rochester with opportunities for other venues across Medway to host their own Fringe Pride events. The Medway Pride on the 17th of August 2024.
Details
Price
Free and ticketed events.
Time
TBC.

MEDWAY PRIDE
Rochester
17th August 2024
LGBTQIA+ community cohesion events which aim to bring all Medway communities, together to support the equality and inclusion of all people and celebrate, their diversity with the LGBTQIA+ communities of Medway and the surrounding area. There will be a parade, as well as a festival at Rochester Castle entertainment, community stalls and lots more. Alongside the event don’t miss the Medway Pride Fringe from the 12th to the 17th of August.
Details
Price
TBC.
Time
TBC.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS PRIDE
17th August 2024
The celebrations start with a march through Tunbridge Wells to The Forum. Then enjoy DJ sets, food outlets, and local community stalls. For little ones, they host a dedicated Children’s Pride with entertainment for families. The Pride Late event opens after dark, and is an 18+ ticketed event, featuring a range of  LGBTQIA+ talents and DJs from across the UK, and has sold out every year!
Price
TBC.
Time
TBC.

DOVER PRIDE 2024
24th August 2024
There’s lots of fun at this Pride in Kent, with a march, rally and celebration of the Dover LGBTQ+ community with Dover Pride 2024. The parade starts at Maison Dieu Gardens and continues to the Market Square and Roman Lawn. There will be music, entertainment, and a market to enjoy at Roman Lawn, and at La Salle Verte (aka Pride Cafe) the art club. You can get tickets for the live music events at Roman Lawn, people with entry tickets will receive a free priority pass to the Roman Lawn located at the end of the march. Carry on the celebrations at the afterparty at Roman Lawn.
Details
Price
Free
You can preorder a – free – ticket online
Afterparty: £5.
Time
Events: 9.30am
Parade: 11am
Roman Lawn: 12Noon-4pm
Afterparty: 7pm-10pm.

WHITSTABLE PRIDE
9th to 21st September 2024
More details to follow.

In a brown frame a poster of a Pride rainbow with Love is Love written on it in black with We Like You Too written in black on a white background in the right hand corner

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