Get ready Bournemouth, Pride is coming your way.
Fifty years on from the birth of pride, Bournemout’s own pride event, Bourne Free is set to be the biggest and best ever.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bournemouth’s Pride – Bourne Free in 2019.
This year’s Bourne Free, takes place from the 12th to the 14th of July with the main parade taking place on the 13th July. The main parade takes in 1.6 miles of route, marching from the East Cliff right through the town centre, with thousands of people usually taking part in the event.
After the parade everyone makes their way to the Lower Gardens for an afternoon of entertainment and speeches on the lawn in front of the bandstand.
This is a free event and open to everyone to join and take part in.
When this finishes the party moves to the triangle, where the main stage is located
This year’s theme is: Paint The World With Your Pride.
Where does the Parade start?
The Bourne Free parade, which is Dorset’s largest pride march, is free to watch and starts on East Overcliff Drive at 11 AM on the 13th July 2019.
Once the parade begins it travels down Bath Road, onto Westover Road, onto Hinton, Yelverton, St, Stephen’s Braidley, Bourne Avenue on to Avenue Road and finally ending at Bournemouth’s famous Triangle.
What time does the Bournemouth Pride start?
The beginning time of the parade is 11:00 AM on East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3AF. The route takes an hour.
Where is everything happening?
During the Saturday, the main events take place in the Lower Gardens and in the Triangle.
On Saturday night entertainment moves to The Triangle and requires wristbands.
The triangle will the epicentre of entertainment on Saturday night with legendary drag queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner, Sharon Needles.
Abz from the mega boyband 5IVE is also set to play, along with Big Brovaz and Booty Luv. Shane Lynch and McBig Ben will also appear.
You need a wristband to enter the Triangle on Saturday night. You can buy them at the entrance.
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