Milton Keynes Pride Festival is a non Profit community interest company that has been developed to provide Milton Keynes with an annual Pride. We seek to promote visibility, social cohesion, connection, education, equality, promotion of the LGBTQ+ community in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Alongside a fabulous festival day of course!!
As a team of volunteers that donate their time to organise this event it is a life passion and we appreciate all of the support we have seen from both the community and local business.
Last year we raised over £113,000 to bring the free event to you and we saw over 14,000 people attend! We are keeping to our ethos of trying to have a different kind of Pride, we do not have a parade but seek to undertake our social action by our relationships with the companies that Sponsor, impact on services and visibility within Milton Keynes.
95% of all performers are from the LGBTQ+ community and we promote LGBTQ+ owned businesses as much as possible. All of the businesses you will see at the event or providers are either LGBTQ+ run or have established, structured support for their LGBTQ+ staff or customers.
We saw the most families and fur babies in the daytime last year and the atmosphere was immense, so much laughter, togetherness and gentle education. In the evening we had people dancing and connecting, enjoying the performances.
The new addition of the Drag and Cabaret tent last year was a HUGE success! We are looking to provide even more things for you to take part in this year and hope to see even more of you attend.
So from us at Milton Keynes Pride Festival we hope to see you there and wish everyone a safe, happy, proud, Pride.