York Pride 2021 Update

We can’t wait to see you all again, so thought this was a good time to give you a quick update on our plans for an amazing Parade, Pride and Party on Saturday 5 June 2021.

Since the cancellation of York Pride 2020 due to COVID-19 we’ve been working hard behind the scenes on the groundwork for 2021’s event, making sure all the right permits and paperwork are in place.

Currently, local and national lockdown measures and social distancing rules continue to change. Both of these have a huge effect on the capacity of events and venues, and on the safety measures that we would need to have in place throughout every aspect of our day.

We hope that as time progresses, and a vaccine hopefully becomes a reality, these rules will be relaxed, or at least stabilised, to enable us to concentrate on all the fun bits around organising a fantastic York Pride event, which is what keeps us doing this year after year. We will continue to follow all the guidelines from the Government, Public Health England and City of York Council and will never put the health and wellbeing of anyone at risk.

At the same time, York Pride takes months to organise and we need to give ourselves, our sponsors, our artists and traders enough time to create a whole day’s event that we’re all truly proud of. In January we’ll confirm the format that York Pride 2021 will take, whether that’s the full parade through the city and fabulous festival on the Knavesmire that we’re all aiming for, a series of smaller events, or a virtual online Pride like this year.

We’ll then be in a position to send out more information to organisations, businesses, traders and stallholders about next year’s event.
In the meantime, make sure you’re all following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to make sure you’re first to get the latest news about York Pride 2021.

As today is also International Volunteer Day we want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our amazing volunteers throughout the year and on Pride day itself. As a charity run entirely by a committee of volunteers, we couldn’t do any of this without you.

If you’d like to find out more about getting involved, send us a message or email info@yorkpride.co.uk