After many months of careful consideration and consultation with local authorities, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Mayo Pride Parade will take place in Westport on July 10th, 2021 gathering at The Fairgreen at 1pm. This year’s festival theme is ‘Pride Outside’ and includes a host of exciting events that safely brings the LGBT+ community together for the first in-person pride in Ireland since the pandemic started.

The events will kick off on Thurs Jul 8th with The Big Gay Hike up Croagh Patrick, Sea Pride swims at The Point bathing area complete with Pride soundtrack supplied by Mr Whippy Soundsystem. Ride With Pride a gay jaunt along the Greenway and Queer Yoga hosted by The Yoga Root studio. Family events include Drag Storytime at Tertulia Bookshop and a Pride Cruise on the bay with Clew Bay Cruises. The Pride Parade itself will take place on July 10th lead by The Westport Town Band heading up the parade with some queer classics. Did someone say YMCA?

The highlight of the weekend is set to be the Drag Dinner Party at The Towers beer garden at Westport Quay, featuring jaw-dropping gender-bending lipsyncs from Drag Queens Liam Bee, Neon Love & Annie Queries (pictured). The evening will be hosted by Comedy Centrals Candy Warhol who has just launched her new show on RTE Player - Mockie Ah - Kin Of Kweens. Dinner will be accompanied by the hilarious cabaret duo Floozy & Boozy. And if that wasn’t enough, ‘STAY IN YOUR SEAT’ tunes supplied by Dj’s Glamo & Aoife McElwaine, Irish Times food columnist and Sing Along Social creator. All events will take place in line with government guidelines and will embrace whatever weather the west of Ireland weather throws our way. The forecast tells us it’s going to be all rainbows!