Embracing diversity and sexual preferences the Oxford Pride is a celebration of the LGBT community in Oxfordshire. Lesbians, gays, bi-sexual, transsexual and heterosexuals from all walks of life come together to promote awareness. While there is a focus on education, promoting knowledge and understanding, it is also a time to let your hair down. As well as individual events around the city there are two outdoor stages. Past events have also included a picnic, dog show, comedy night and an evening of entertainment. Oxford Pride ends with the pride march and a massive party.
London Heathrow and Gatwick Airport are the closest airports, or Birmingham International is an hour away from Oxford by train. Once in the city it is easy to get around on foot or public transport. Taking part in the Oxford Pride is free and welcomes all. Check the official website for listings, as well as the confirmed time of the pride parade. Live entertainment will be split into two stages. The St George’s stage will run from around midday to 6pm, Paradise Street Stage from 4pm to 10.30pm.
Regardless of your sexuality Oxford Pride is about being all inclusive, so straight, gay or bisexual the event is open to everyone. There may however be explicit content that as with any other event, may be deemed unsuitable for young children. This is more likely to occur in the evening, or inside alternative venues. The main areas to make the most of the proceedings are Oxford Castle Quarter and Paradise Street. While outdoor events are free, any pubs and clubs running shows alongside Oxford Pride may charge. Quite often a flamboyant display, so dress to impress but above all, be yourself.
If you are visiting Oxford Pride, choose from a selection of houses, flats, spare rooms, B&B’s and other private rentals close to Oxford Castle. It is best to get around the city on foot, however if you are staying elsewhere on the outskirts it is still convenient for reaching Oxford Pride. Check our accommodation in Oxford.
Join a guided tour of the prestigious and historic Oxford University or take a walk through the beautiful grounds. The Pitt Rivers Museum is also within the University Museum of Natural History. While at the Pride take a look around Oxford Castle and other historical buildings.
Find out more on Oxford Pride celebrations, such as: Pride News, the market and entertainment, the Pride Parade, sponsorship, the pride community, history of Pride, its patrons and future meetings by visiting the official website.
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