A feast of colour and music promised for first Basingstoke Pride

Graham Robson April 9, 2024

Organisers of the first Basingstoke Pride have promised a feast of colour and music for their first Pride Parde, which will take place on August 17.

Dancers and performers will head through the town towards the Amphitheatre at Festival Place, where there will be entertainment, free family-friendly activities and music.

The parade will be financed by the borough council’s Pride in Place fund and the overall event has been organised by by Basingstoke Pride Community Interest Company (CIC).

Organisers said: “As residents of Basingstoke, we felt like we were missing that sense of community and we wanted to build those connections.

“We hope Basingstoke Pride will be the foundation of our LGBTQ+ family’s growth.”

Attendees will need to book a free ticket to the parade, which will run from 12pm on August 17.