As the only LGBT+ event in Darlington it’s sure to be a big weekend with plenty of opportunities for entertainment, food and drink and stall operators.
Darlington Pride held a daytime event for the first time in 2019 and was a huge success as the market square was transformed into a carnival-style celebration.
Venues include Market Square, South Park and pubs and bars on Blackwellgate in the city centre.
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Saturday 12 August – Market Square
The Pride celebrations begin with a march, followed by live music throughout the day, local organization stalls, merchandise, street theater and food and drink in the marketplace.
The Pride March leaves Market Square at 12pm, passes through Horsemarket, High Row and then circles Bondgate, Skinnergate and Blackwellgate.
Voices of Darlington will open the festival with an outstanding performance. Other acts include: X Factor star Bupsi Brown’s tribute to Tina Turner will also be a tribute to the late singer. Rogue Minogue will perform an energetic set.
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Sunday, August 13 – South Park
A Pride Picnic and Rainbow Trail for families with relaxed entertainment, children’s activities and acoustic music.
Monday 14th August – Blackwellgate and City Center venues
Darlington’s long-established MonGay Pride celebrations include live performances and special guests all night long from 5pm until late.
This will mainly take place in Blackwellgate and elsewhere in the city centre. Singer Leanne Harper will perform as Beyonce, Carmen Showtunes will entertain audiences from 6 p.m. and Kelly Marie will perform a tribute to Cher.
Whether you want to celebrate during the day or in the evening, whether it’s live music and a party atmosphere or a relaxing picnic in the park, there are many options for Pride visitors.
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/23706202.darlington-pride-returns-weekend-/?ref=rss Darlington Pride returns this weekend – here’s what’s on