“Bringing a whole bundle of fun, sparkle and joy!” Margate’s iconic Dreamland to host Margate Pride on 10 August

Graham Robson June 11, 2024

Margate’s park by the sea, Dreamland will once again play host to Margate Pride on Saturday, 10 August.

Headlining the celebrations will be Dreamland Drag Party on the Scenic Stage, an unmissable evening of top LGBTQ+ talent including the international DJ Jodie Harsh, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s Bimini and the renowned Raven Mandella. Other performers include Amy Zing, B2B, Harry Gay, Dame Jame, Janet District Council plus special appearances from Shelly Grotto, Chai La-they and Pretzel Cage. Doors at 6pm; last entry at 9pm. Tickets to this evening celebration can be booked in advance at

This year, Dreamland will host to the Margate Pride Parade which will start at Walpole Bay Lawns at 12pm, before making its way across Margate, finishing at Dreamland’s Scenic Stage.

Eddie Kemsley, CEO Dreamland Margate said:Margate Pride is one of our favourite annual parties and we are thrilled to host the Margate Pride parade celebrations all day from our Scenic Stage. With the Dreamland Drag Party in the evening bringing a whole bundle of fun, sparkle and joy – this is a party you don’t want to miss!”

During the daytime, the park will also play host to activists and queer community leaders, speaking about the importance and significance of pride. Guests include Shiv, Margate Black Pride, Parental Acceptance, Para Pride, LGSM, Traveller Pride, Queer Refugees Unite and Dyke March. Mx Margate, a very queer beauty pageant, will be a take on the Miss Margate competitions of yesteryear, with a fun, queer twist including celebrity judges and epic performances. There will also be a selection of Pride stalls from LGBTQ+ sellers and businesses, plus DJs and live music. Entry to Dreamland is free during the day, so everyone can enjoy the events.

Dreamland’s Hall by the Sea will also host Margate Pride’s first-ever Youth Pride, produced for and by 13-19 year olds. Youth Pride will include shows, crafting, a parent/carer creche plus more from the Be You Project and other local LGBTQ+ spaces and resources.

Margate Pride said: “Margate Pride are super excited to fill the Dreamland stage with fabulous celebrations from our favourite local and global drag artists. From Ru Paul’s girls, to our local homegrown talent, we believe that the expression and escapism found from watching drag performance is joyful, healing and a powerful way to celebrate Margate Pride 2024.

“We invite you to party with us as the sunsets across the scenic stage, and if the mood takes you, join us in a sparkly outfit and wig, or not, it’s your pride, you do you and we celebrate you in all your truth!  Everyone is welcome at this high camp, sparkly celebration of pride together in Margate.”

For more information about Margate Pride, CLICK HERE

For details and to buy tickets for the Dreamland Drag Party, CLICK HERE