Get set for a riot of colour and celebration of Perth’s LGBTQIA+ community across November, when the City of Light comes alive for PrideFEST 2023.
For the month of November, the Northbridge Piazza becomes ‘Pride Piazza’, while Northbridge streets will come alive for the annual PrideFEST Parade on Saturday 25 November.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the City’s support for Pride WA has spanned 25 years and is as strong as ever.
“The City of Perth truly comes alive for Pride and we couldn’t be more excited to stand beside Pride WA once again to host this marquee month of celebration and inclusion,” he said.
“In particular, I am delighted the Pride Parade takes place in the spiritual home of WA’s LGBTQIA+ community, right here in Northbridge.
“Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Pride across the month, and in particular to enjoy the spectacle of the Pride Parade, one of the biggest street parties of the year!”
City of Perth will be represented at FairDay in Hyde Park on Sunday 12 November, while on Saturday 25 November, our team will march through Northbridge in the Pride Parade and proudly show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Pride WA CEO Dr Lauren Butterly said November would see the city come alive for Perth’s PrideFEST celebrations.
“This year we adopt the theme of “brave” and present an aspirational showcase of the LGBTQIA+ community’s bravery, resilience, and determination to fight for equal rights, visibility and respect,” she said.
“This PrideFEST, we particularly call on our allies and community leaders to have the courage to stand up for a more inclusive society each and every day.
“PrideFEST couldn’t happen without the generous support from City of Perth – from our home at the Pride Piazza in Northbridge to the funding provided to keep the historic tradition of the Parade fabulously alive. We hope everyone comes to celebrate our vibrant community in the City of Perth this PrideFEST.”
The Pride movement in Western Australia began on October 23, 1989, when “89ers” marched from the Esplanade to the steps of Parliament House.
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PrideFest Opening GalaFriday 3 November | Pride Piazza | 6 to 9pm | Free
To celebrate the opening of PrideFEST 2023, head down to the ‘Pride Piazza’ on the corner of James and Lake Streets for an evening under the stars bringing together community members, allies and supporters. There is no better way to start your PrideFEST than right in the heart of it all at Pride Piazza. This event is free and does not require a ticket. Absolutely everyone is welcome.
2023 Pride Run and WalkSaturday 11 November | Bell Tower | 8am to 12pm
In its 5th year, Perth Frontrunners annual Pride Run and Walk gets a massive glow up. Register to participate at perthfrontrunners.org
FairDaySunday 12 November | Hyde Park | 10am to 6pm
A free event for all ages, PrideFEST Fairday returns to Hyde Park in 2023 with stalls, exhibitors, food and amusement rides. The City of Perth will feature a colourful, enticing stall with incentives for people to get involved and learn about what the City does to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
PrideFEST 2023 ParadeSaturday 25 November | Northbridge | 6pm to 12am
Save the date on Saturday 25 November for the annual PrideFEST Parade. The colourful, jubilant parade will feature a pre-party at Russell Square and the Pride Piazza, before winding its way through the streets of Northbridge and culminating with a post celebration in Russell Square. Enjoy entertainment across multiple stages, and watch-on as the streets are filled with dancing, glitter and smiles. City of Perth staff will be involved in the Pride Parade again this year, featuring a colourful maintenance truck as the centrepiece.
6pm – Pre-Party, Pride Piazza
7.30pm – Parade, James Street
8.30pm – Parade Party, Russell Square
A range of other arts, community and sport events hosted by venues and community groups will occur at The Court, Connections Nightclub, WA Museum Boola Bardip, The Rechabite, Harold Boas Gardens, Pride Piazza, St Georges Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Palace Cinemas Raine Square, Air Nightclub and UWA.
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