The highlight of the Oxford Pride Festival is Pride Day on Saturday 4th June 2022.
- Pride Parade - 12noon meet from 11am at Radcliffe Square (OX1 1BG).
- Pride Day - 12noon-6pm at Oxford Castle Quarter (OX1 1AY), County Hall (OX1 1AY), Leiden Square (OX1 1DN).
- Paradise Street Party - 12-10pm (OX1 1LD) DJ from 4pm.
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Oxford Pride Parade returns to the streets for the first time since 2019. The global pandemic stopped us from marching, so now is the time to be visible, and be together.
Meet at Radcliffe Square from 11am. If you are in a large group, please register. On Pride Day, registered groups sign-in at the Rainbow Bus at Radcliffe Square. There will be an accessible area at the rear of the Rainbow Bus to wait before the March begins. The route is 1 mile and mainly on the road. The Parade/March leaves at 12 noon.
As the March passes the Rainbow Crossing there are many areas to explore around the expanded Pride Day event:
- County Hall family-friendly chill area is a welcoming space to take a break from the crowds, have a chat with volunteers and enjoy a range of activities such as face painting, creative play, badge making, tarot card reading. There will also be tea & coffee and biscuits, gender-neutral dressing area, and accessible toilets.
- Family Zone with shady grass and giant games (sponsored by Carter Jonas), access via New Road by the Castle Mound (Oxford Castle & Prison).
- Castle Square for information and market stalls and leads to the Castle Quarter Stage.
- Paradise Street leading to food and drinks, more stalls, accessible toilets and Castle Quarter Stage with live acts from 12pm-6pm. Paradise Street has music all day and DJs from 4pm-10pm.
- Paradise Square Garden is perfectly located between both stages to sit and chill in the leafy courtyard.
- Westgate Leiden Square for the Jamie Cameron Community Stage and community stalls from 12pm- 6pm.
The event site includes many open spaces with a mix of entertainment, community and market stalls, family zone and chillout. There will be accessible viewing areas in front of the stages at Castle Quarter and Leiden Square for wheelchair users and their companions. County Hall will have a ramp over the rainbow stairs leading into the hall. Accessible toilets are located in County Hall and the Castle Quarter by the food and drinks, at the Family Zone, and Leiden Square by Old Greyfriars St. County Hall provides a chillout space for those needing space from the crowded market stalls and stages where free refreshments are provided.
Start your Pride Day with...
10-12noon Drag & Disorderly Brunch @ White Rabbit OX1 2BY £20pp
Start Pride Day with lip-syncs, comedy, and games with Sativa, Eura Freak & Felicity Suxwell. Tickets: fixr.co/event/drag-brunch-drag-disorderly-white-rabbit-10am-12pm-tickets-195930128.
10.30-11am Pride Blessing @ The University Church of St Mary the Virgin Radcliff Square OX1 4BJ FREE
Join with LGBTQIA+ Christians and allies from across the City then march with Christians at Pride to celebrate our God-given diversity and pray for Pride. All are welcome!
1-2pm Closing Prayers @ New Road Baptist Church Bonn Square, OX1 1LQ FREE
Ecumenical service with the opportunity to chat afterwards. Everyone who expresses their sexuality and gender in every way that reflects faithfulness in love, whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome.
Official After Party
9pm-6am Official Pride After Party @ The Plush Lounge OX1 3HZ £10+
Cap off a marvellous Pride Day with eight hours of laughing, dancing, and partying whilst swirling yourself through the glittery euphoria of the latest charts, the cheesiest cheese, and the glorious anthems you all adore. DJ Ryan on the decks all night long. Tickets: www.fixr.co/organiser/PlushOxford
More Pride Festival Events
More Pride Festival events are listed in our Pride Guide. Venues hosting Oxford Pride Festival events are accessible. The rear garden of the Jolly Farmers is accessible but not inside the dear old pub, and The Castle with its many steps is not accessible. For further accessibility enquiries, please contact email@example.com.
Parade Route Map
Pride Day Map
Jamie Cameron Community Stage Lineup
In 2019 Leiden Square in the Westgate became the location for our Community Stage, reviving a previous tradition of Oxford Pride, and proving popular with both Pride attendees and shoppers. Charities, community groups as well as local and national organisations were invited to have stalls in this space, allowing many people access to information and advice in a safe location. As Oxford Pride approaches its 20th anniversary next year, one of our greatest supporters and a former director will not be with us to celebrate this momentous event, following his sudden death last year. To honour his contribution to Pride we are naming this area the Jamie Cameron Community Stage.
We hope his friends and family will join us in celebrating the memory of someone special who truly understood the meaning of community.