Pride in Liverpool reveals what you can expect

LCR Pride Foundation reveals more details about what people attending Pride in Liverpool 2023 can expect to see and do including pop-up community performances and fringe events. Tony McDonough reports

Pride in Liverpool 2023 will take place on Saturday, July 29. Picture by


Pride in Liverpool 2023 is just a week away and organisers LCR Pride Foundation have revealed more details about the day-long event.

Saturday, July 29, is when Pride in Liverpool will launch a ‘takeover’ of the city centre. This annual event attracts tens of thousands of people and is worth millions of pounds to bars, restaurants and hotels.

It will focus on elements the LGBT+ community have said they value the most including pop-up community performances, family-friendly spaces and a diverse series of ‘fringe events’ around the city.

LCR Pride Foundation says the new concept – City Full Of Pride – will feature specially curated zones, fringe events and pop-up community performances at locations including Liverpool ONE, Royal Albert Dock and St John Shopping Centre. Details include:

March with Pride: St George’s Hall 

Continuing the city’s Eurovision legacy and solidarity with Ukraine, LCR Pride Foundation, Liverpool city region’s LGBT+ charity is teaming up with KyivPride to march on their behalf.

Starting at St George’s Hall, attendees are asked to arrive from 10.30am before the march begins at 12pm.

While free to attend for all individuals, organisations and businesses that wish to take part are asked to make a suggested donation to help LCR Pride Foundation cover the costs of staging the event.

Registration and more information is available at:


St George's Hall
March with Pride will set off from St George’s Hall. Picture by Liverpool City Council


Food and Drink Zone with Liverpool Live Radio: Pier Head

As this year’s march concludes at the Pier Head, the Katumba drummers will greet attendees.

In place of a main stage, the Pier Head will be transformed into a Food and Drink Zone with food & drink vendors and seating, making a more relaxed, chilled out atmosphere for all visitors.

Open from 12pm until 6pm, the space has a limited capacity and you may be asked to queue or return later.

Community Zone & Pride House: Mann Island

Pride House returns following a successful two weeks tenure during Eurovision.

Located at RIBA North, Pride House is a community safe space with stalls, an exhibition from KyivPride, and cafe space managed by local favourite Lovelocks – open daily until August 4.

Attendees will also be able to find out more about local LGBT+ organisations and small businesses in the Mann Island atrium between 12pm and 6pm.

Health and Wellbeing Zone: Museum of Liverpool

The Health and Wellbeing Zone is located outside the Museum of Liverpool is a place where you can find many of the health services and organisations serving the community.

There will also be wellbeing activities such as zumba, yoga and other workshops throughout the day. Stalls and activity will be running from 12pm to 6pm.

Liverpool Loves You Garden Party: St Nicholas Church Gardens

Following a successful event in 2023, Liverpool Loves You is an event to celebrate LGBT+ lives and standing against LGBT+ hate in all corners of society.

A laid back garden party space with family friendly activities will conclude with a vigil at 5:30pm, open to anyone who wishes to join.

This zone is suitable for all ages and features child-friendly activities such as LEGO and giant chess to help young people explore their imagination and creativity in a thoughtful and harmonious environment.

It also acts as a safe space for LGBT+ people of faith and none to come together to mark Pride in Liverpool.

Royal Albert Dock
Royal Albert Dock will be hosting Pride in Liverpool events


Fringe and partner events: across the city centre

In addition to all of these events and happenings, there are a number of further pop-up performances, markets and parties across the city centre. Look out for these in Liverpool ONE, Royal Albert Dock, Metquarter and at St Johns Shopping Centre.

For those who are after more of a party atmosphere, the city’s Pride Quarter will be the place to go for performances to keep the celebrations going until the night.

Including street parties hosted by The Masquerade (Cumberland Street), GBar (Eberle Street) and Elysium (Tempest Hey).

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A number of fringe events organised by local businesses will take place across the city centre in the week running up to and during Pride in Liverpool.

From drag brunches to film and theatre performances, and a Mersey Ferries evening cruise on the Mersey, Liverpool will be transformed into ‘a city full of pride’.

Further details on fringe events and activities can be found via

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