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Calderdale Pride is an annual event held in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Typically, it is held during the summer months, usually in July or August. You can check Calderdale Pride organisation’s official website or social media pages to get updates about their event and specific dates for the next event.
The first Calderdale Pride was held in 2015. It took place on Saturday, 29 August 2015 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. The event was organized by a group of volunteers from the local LGBT+ community and aimed to promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity in the region. Since then, Calderdale Pride has become an annual event, bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate the LGBT+ community and raise awareness about the issues that affect them.
What date is Calderdale Pride on in 2023
This year Pride in the Yorkshire town of Calderdale takes place on the 19th of August.
In an announcement on its Facebook Page, organisers said,
“Following its huge success in 2022, with an attendance of over 22,000 – Calderdale Pride will be returning to The Piece Hall this summer!
Save the date … and then join us for another Pride celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come and how in some places, there’s still work to be done.”
You can find out other pride dates for 2023 here.
How many people attend Pride in Calderdale?
According to its organisers, Calderdale’s pride has over 20,000 attendees during its Pride event. The last pride took place in 2022 and sources say that over 22,000 people attended the celebrations.
Does Calderdale Pride have a parade or march?
Yes, Calderdale Pride usually includes a parade or march as part of its celebrations. The parade usually starts in the early afternoon and travels through the streets of Halifax town centre, with participants carrying rainbow flags and banners promoting equality and diversity. The parade is usually accompanied by music and dancing, and it’s a fun and lively way for the local community to come together and show their support for the LGBT+ community. After the parade, there are usually various events and activities, including live music, food stalls, and information stands from LGBT+ organizations and charities.