Bourne Free returns to the seaside town of Bournemouth for another year in a show of celebration, solidarity and pride.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bournemouth’s Pride – Bourne Free.
This year’s Bourne Free takes place from the 13th to the 15th of July with the main parade taking place on the 14th 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. 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: Hawaiian Beach Party
Where does the Parade start?
The Bourne Free parade, is free to watch and starts on East Overcliff Drive.
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.
In the Lower Gardens, there will be stalls and entertainment from the bandstand from 12:30 until 4:30 PM and is hosted once again by Lea Martin and is joined by the drag queen, Sheila Tackya.
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 Courtney Act, S Club and Sam Callahan.
You need a wristband to enter the Triangle on Saturday night. You can buy them at the entrance.
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