Birmingham Pride Carnival Parade 2018 information

This weekend will see the return of UK’s biggest two-day LGBT festival to the city.

The Birmingham Pride 2018 festival will be taking place on Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th May, with the annual Pride Parade setting off at midday on the Saturday.

The event is a positive celebration of the diverse LGBT community in Birmingham and the West Midlands and this year, the festival will be celebrating its 21st anniversary.

In order to facilitate the safe progression of the parade, there will be a number of road closures and access restrictions in place for the Carnival Parade throughout the city centre.

The route of the parade is as follows: Colmore Row > Waterloo Street > Bennetts Hill > New Street > left turn onto High Street > right turn onto Carrs Lane > right turn onto Moor Street Queensway/St Martins Queensway > Smallbrook Queensway > left turn onto Hurst Street by Snobs for parade close at the Hippodrome Plaza > right turn onto Thorpe Street.

Road closures for the parade route will commence from 11:30am ahead of the parade launch on Colmore Row at midday. The road closures will be managed along the route and will be re-opened by City Council officials in sequence following the safe passage of the parade. It is asked that any businesses on the parade route not to use A boards over the Pride weekend.

The parade will last approximately one hour.

If you have any queries about road closures, you can contact Festival Co-Ordinator, Simon Baker on

For full details of the event, please visit