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Pride Parade Bursting At The Seams


Pride Parade Bursting At The Seams

Auckland Pride Festival Parade entries have closed ahead of schedule, with over 1200 participants and 40 floats confirmed. The Auckland Pride Parade returns, after a ten year hiatus on Saturday 16 February from 4pm to 7pm and travelling along Ponsonby Rd with explosions of colour and flashing sequins.

“Auckland, let alone Ponsonby Road, are going to experience and be part of the most amazing Pride Parade” says Jonathan Smith, Pride Parade Co-ordinator. “With float entries from our Rainbow Community including as an example: Bear New Zealand, Team Auckland Master Swimmers, Rainbow Youth and NZ Defence Force’s 'Overwatch' to the iconic Downundergear Marching Boys, be prepared to witness sequins, music, dancers, drag queens, uniforms, over the top floats, satire and so many more surprises.”

The best parade views on the day come by way of the GABA GlamStands; offering complimentary bubbles on arrival, fabulous food and refreshments, enjoy more live entertainment with the parade’s hottest ticket! (See below for details)

The 2013 Auckland Pride Festival programme also features signature events Get it On! Big Gay Out in Coyle Park, Bear New Zealand Week, Heroic Gardens Festival and The Auckland Pride Gala at Q Theatre – as well as local and international cabaret, comedy, theatre, visual arts, concerts, record releases, book launches, debates, discussions, historical walks, charity events, sporting events, lifestyle events – and not to mention all the fantastic parties.

The majority of Auckland Pride Festival activity centres on Ponsonby and Karangahape Roads, with festival events reaching out to Henderson in the west, Mt Wellington in the south, and right into the Hauraki Gulf.

FULL PROGRAMME OUT NOW!

Auckland Pride Festival 2013 runs from 8-24 February 2013 | for more information head to www.aucklandpridefestival.org.nz or www.facebook.com/AkldPrideFest
For your GABA GlamStands ticket head to www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 1000 www.gaba.org.nz

The 1.5km Auckland Pride Parade route travels in a northerly direction up Ponsonby Road from Western Park to Three Lamps. Ponsonby Road and all adjoining streets will be closed to traffic from midday till 9pm. For full information on road closures during the parade click here.

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