Baby, we’re back! Folkestone Pride is very pleased to announce our PRIDE PICNIC on The Leas, Folkestone, Saturday 17th of July 2021, 2-5pm! Live entertainment & happenings on the bandstand & lawns. Due to Covid, we won’t be holding a parade this year. Instead we want everyone to join us for a PRIDE PICNIC on The Leas. Dress up, pack a picnic, grab a blanket and come and celebrate community and diversity with Folkestone Pride! We’ll be serving live entertainment on the bandstand, more than a sprinkle of glitz along with a whole lot of rainbow love. In the evening, venues across Folkestone will be hosting amazing Pride parties. Parties are already confirmed at the Harbour Arm and The Chambers with more in the pipeline! So save the date and join us! Did you know Pride started as a riot in New York? Our theme this year is Folkestone to New York! We've been highlighting the journey of the LGBTQ+ community from the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969 to the present day, with Folkestone-wide exhibitions, events and workshops. The choice for this year's theme follows an initiative by a collection of Folkestone Pride volunteers, who have been raising money by collectively biking, walking and running the 5,685.8 KM distance between Folkestone and New York, in less than three months!