Manchester Pride Parade 2022: Start time, routes, road closures over the bank holiday weekend

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Manchester Pride Parade taking place this week

Manchester Pride 2022 kicks off this week and that means the Parade is back to bring a rainbow of colour to the city

The annual event, which starts on Friday 26 August and ends on Monday 29 August this year, will bring thousands of people together on the streets of Manchester.

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A spectacular sea of colours is expected to grace the city centre as people and allies gather to march for equality and LGBTQ+ representation, with the mission of the weekend to edge closer to peace.

Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride, said: “Our Parade message is loud and clear this year: No one is really free unless we are all free, and no one gets left behind.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the Parade taking place for Manchester Pride 2022, including when it will start, the route it will take, and the roads that will close.

When does the Manchester Pride Parade start and finish?

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The Parade takes place on Saturday 27th August and it starts at 12pm.

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Last entry to the Parade is at 3pm and all those taking part must complete the route by 4.30pm.

What is the route for the Manchester Pride Parade?

As it does every year, the Parade will start at the junction of Liverpool Road and Deansgate in Manchester City Centre, and it will end on Fairfield Street.

Between the start and finish points, the Parade route will head along Peter Street, Oxford Street, Portland Street, Princess Street and Whitworth Street.

It will go past an accessible viewing area at the far end of Peter Street, as well as around the edge of the Gay Village Party near Princess Street and Whitworth Street.

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Courtesy of Manchester Pride, a map of the Parade route can be found below.

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Which roads will be closed due to the Manchester Pride Parade?

There are dozens of road closures as a result of the Parade taking place, but these will be lifted as soon as each section of the Parade route is cleared. The latest that roads will be re-opened is 6pm.

These roads will be closed from 6am until around 6pm:

  • Liverpool Road (from Water Street to Deansgate)
  • Woolam Place (full length)
  • Potato Wharf (Liverpool Road junction)
  • Lower Byrom Street (MOSI to Liverpool Road)
  • Duke Street (Rice Street to Liverpool Road)
  • Stone Street (Bridgewater Street to Liverpool Road)
  • Barton Street (full length)
  • Southern Street (full length)

These roads will be closed from 10.30am until around 6pm:

  • Deansgate (Trafford Street to Bootle Street)
  • Camp Street (Longworth Street to Deansgate)
  • St John Street (Longworth Street to Deansgate)
  • Tonman Street (full length)
  • Gt Bridgewater Street (Watson Street to Deansgate)
  • Quay Street (Little Quay Street to Deansgate)
  • Peter Street (full length)
  • Watson Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Southmill Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Southmill Street (Bootle Street and Peter Street)
  • Museum Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Mount Street (Windmill Street to Peter Street)
  • Mount Street (Bootle Street and Peter Street)
  • Lower Mosley Street (Great Bridgewater Street to Peter Street)
  • Oxford Street (Peter Street to Whitworth Street)
  • George Street (Oxford Street to Dickinson Street)
  • St James Street (Oxford Street to Dickinson Street)
  • Chepstow Street (Great Bridgewater Street to Oxford Street)
  • Portland Street (Oxford Street to Nicholas Street)
  • Princess Street (Faulkner Street to Bombay Street)
  • Harter Street (full length)
  • Waterloo Street (full length)
  • Whitworth Street (Beaver Street to Fairfield Street)
  • Sackville Street (Whitworth Street to Charles Street)
  • Fairfield Street (Whitworth Street to London Road)
  • Granby Row (Whitworth Street to London Road)
  • Minshull Street South (Whitworth Street to Fairfield Street)

Can anyone turn up on the day to take part?

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All participants in the Manchester Pride Parade must be a part of a registered group.

Manchester Pride cannot facilitate people arriving on the day without previously registering.

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How to get tickets for Manchester Pride

Tickets to Manchester Pride are still available to buy, with weekend tickets on sale from as little as £32.50 and a family day pass from £40.

These can be bought through Ticketmaster and can also be purchased at the New York and Clone Zone.

£2.50 from every ticket will go directly to the Manchester Pride Community Fund.

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