This weekend Bournemouth will play host to its annual LGBT pride festival.

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Bourne Free is a weekend long festival and this year’s theme is Rio Carnival. Organisers are inviting attendees to dress wild, colourful and Rio style.

Where does the Parade start?

The Bourne Free parade,  is free to watch and starts on East Overcliff Drive.

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Once the parade begins it travels down Bath Road, on to Westover Road, onto Hinton, Yelverton, St, Stephen’s Braidley, Bourne Avenue on to Avenue Road and finally ending at Bournemouth’s famous Triangle.

The route is 2 miles long.

What time does the Bournemouth Pride start?

The beginning time of the parade is 11:00AM on East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3AF. The route  takes an hour.

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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 4:30PM and is hosted by Lea Martin.

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The Bandstand will host performances from X Factor’s Sam Callahan Chris Shalders – BBLOC – Nicole McNally – Beth May – Aaron Goudie  – Nicolette Street – BFGT Runner Up, Sarah-Jane.

 

On Saturday night entertainment moves to The Triangle and requires wristbands.

entertainment includes: Sam Callahan, Artful Dodger and Shola Ama.

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You need a wristband to enter the Triangle on Saturday night. You can buy them at the entrance.