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PRIDE celebrations return to Darlington for August.

Plans for Darlington Pride Weekender have been revealed with three days of celebrations taking place across the town.

From Saturday 7 August to Monday 9 August, Darlington will celebrate the LGBTQI+ community with live performances, special guests and a whole host of activities for all ages.

On Saturday 7 August, there will be live bands, speeches, tribute acts, kids activities, information stalls and a variety of performances, including from Darlington Operatic Society, Majestic Theatre and Tracks Darlington in the Market Square from 12pm-6pm.

Special guests include Attitude Pride Award 2021 winner Olly Pike, BBC’s RuPaul Drag Race UK winner Lawrence Chaney, and hosts; TV and radio presenter Dan Westwood, singer and radio presenter Sam Dickinson, and iconic local drag queen Miss Tess Tickle.

On Sunday 8 August, ‘Picnic in the Park’ will take place with acoustic musicians, story time for kids, a family Rainbow Trail and a performance from Voices of Darlington at South Park, 12pm-3pm.

On Monday 9 August, the town’s traditional Gay Pride night will return to Blackwellgate and in town centre bars, including special guests and themed events from 5pm until late.


Address: Market Place, Darlington, UK

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