Location:  Westport

Date: 01 - 03 Jul

Mayo Pride is back in Westport with an explosion of diversity, inclusivity and colour from July 1st to July 3rd. The main parade will be led by none other than the Queen of Ireland herself, Mayo’s very own Dr Panti Bliss.

This year's Mayo Pride encourages adventure with lots of activities taking place outdoors in the beautiful surroundings of Westport. Daytime events include Ride With Pride, a jaunt along the stunning Greenway, The Big Gay Hike up Croagh Patrick, Sea Pride swimming complete with Barrel West Sauna, a Pride soundtrack supplied by Mr Whippy Soundsystem along with delish food by Teach Scoile. Pride goers will also be able to unwind take a Pride Cruise around the gorgeous Clew Bay. Family events include Drag Storytime and the Pride Family Rave & Picnic.

By night, Mayo Pride presents a post-parade party extravaganza featuring Ireland's favourite queer club night and firm festival favourite Mother on Saturday night. Friday’s nighttime antics will include a Fierce Queer Cabaret, featuring drag queen extraordinaire Candy Warhol, the all-singing, all-dancing comedy duo Floozy & Bluesy, performer The Dirt Bird, and comedian Sinead Walsh along with Westport native drag superstar Fagatha Christy. Conor Behan (2FM) and Ragin’ Spice (Spinster) will be spinning tunes to keep you dancing late into the night.

The Mayo Pride Parade will take place in Westport for the first time ever on July 2nd at 2pm with Grand Marshall Dr Panti Bliss led by The Westport Town Band playing some queer classics!

Event registration and tickets are on sale from www.mayopride.com