MaccPride main annual event is on Saturday 15th July. The Superbowl UK stage will have entertainment from 10.30am until 5pm. With Mike Wain from SILK FM providing radio coverage all day with your hosts George Smith and Ripper Moff.
Our 3rd Walking Parade which has grown considerably over the years, will leave Christ Church on Great King Street at 11am and aim to be in the Market Place 11.45am.
There will be a variety of community stalls within St Michael’s Church grounds along with the Circus Academy and a few Mascots. There will also be a photo opportunity on the large deckchairs provided by Macclesfield Town Council.
Our performers will include Sylk Dance Academy, Andy Hofton, Tommy J from BGT, Lady Gaga tribute, Jordan Leigh Dance Academy, Wolf, Paige Mac – this years Karaoke winner, Gay Gordon’s, Mal McDonald and Stella Black.
The theme for this years pride is “Around the World” Every year millions of people participate in Pride celebrations and parades around the world. This shows support for the LGBTQIA+ community who continue to face violence and harassment in every country. Let us also remember those countries where it is still illegal for same sex relationships. So please pledge your support to the LGBTQIA+ community, to promote equality and celebrate diversity, by increasing visibility and reducing negativity.
Our After Eight venues who are organising their own events for the evening are :-
Swan with Two Neck – Ruff Trade – Live Band
Plough (Prestbury rd) – Karaoke
The Bate Hall – Select Committee – Live Band
Old Millstone – Carwash/disco
Mulberry Bush – Karaoke/Disco with Emma
MASH & Shamrock are also places to visit.
Fringe events happening before the main event.
- MaccPride Town Trail – 27 businesses participating.
3 Trail Cards- Go to the venue, make a purchase but not essential then get the postcard signed. Chance to win hamper worth approx. £80
4th June – 15th July
- Art & Photography Exhibition.
Ropewalks, Newton Street.
10th July – 14th July 12.00pm – 5.30pm
- Sylva Fae story telling
11th July – 1.30pm
13th July – 10.00am
- Shamrock Quiz – USA Theme
6th July – 7.30pm £1 entry.
- Poetry – Reflections of Pride with Clare Shaw
The Bate Hall
19th July – 7.30pm
- Comedy Gayla by Nodding Dog
7th July – 7:30pm
- Kayla our Pooch of Pride who won at the Picnic in the Park dog show held on 4th June. Posters will be around Macclesfield Town Centre. Collect sheets from MaccPride Hub and complete clues to locate Kayla in the shops.
MaccPride Hub will be open from Sat 1st July. In the Grosvenor Centre between Greggs and Vodaphone. Here you can discover interesting facts of history of Pride and organisations who support the LGBTQIA+ community. You can also buy MaccPride merchandise such as t shirts, bags, caps – something for every budget.
If you would like to Join the Parade, Become a Volunteer, Have a Charity Stall or Submit Art or Photography for our exhibition please use the buttons below.