Birmingham Pride 2022: what time will the parade begin, what is the route - and is it free to watch?

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Pride takes place across this weekend

Birmingham Pride 2022 is just around the corner, a weekend which sees thousands of people descend on the city for a huge celebration.

The first major event of Pride is the Pride parade, which is watched by tens of thousands of people who line the streets.

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The parade details have been announced for 2022 and it has been revealed where the parade will go on its journey through the city.

Here’s what you need to know about the parade, including when it starts and what route it will take.

When is Birmingham Pride 2022?

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Birmingham Pride 2022 takes place on the weekend of 24 and 25 September.

When does the parade take place?

The parade begins at 11am on the first day of Birmingham Pride 2022, kicking off the weekend in style.

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Why is the parade important?

The Birmingham Pride Parade is one of the most important aspects of the Pride weekend according to organisers

A spokesperson for the event wrote on the official website: “The Birmingham Pride Parade march is one of the most important aspects of the entire festival weekend, enjoyed by tens of thousands of participants, walking, marching or aboard creatively decorated floats, and viewed by in excess of 75,000 spectators lining the streets of Birmingham.

“Our Pride Parade is a march for equality and justice, after all there is no pride without protest.

“Our protest is relevant until every injustice to LGBTQ+ people around the world is brought to an end and universal equality is achieved.

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“Our vibrant parade is also a celebration of LGBTQ+ life, demonstrating our contribution to our community and our city.”

Which route does the parade take?

The Pride parade takes a route that encapsulates some of the most well known areas of Birmingham.

Starting at Centenary Square, the parade works through the city from Centenary Square and finishes up at Hurst Street or Thorpe Street for vehicles.

The full route of the parade is listed below:

  • Centenary Square (Broad Street)
  • Paradise Circus Tramway 
  • New Street
  •  Left turn onto High Street
  • Right turn onto Carrs Lane 
  • Right turn onto Moor Street Queensway / St.Martins Queensway 
  • Smallbrook Queensway 
  • Left turn onto Hurst Street - vehicle entries turn right onto Thorpe Street

Is the parade free to watch?

Yes it is. The parade is free for anyone to watch and enjoy as it brings a lively atmosphere to the streets of Birmingham.

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