Pride Events in South Devon

As with many other counties, here in Devon we have a large LGBTQIA+ community, and Pride is usually a big affair in some of out towns and cities. In February we honour LGBT history and Pride is officially celebrated in June. It’s a month where we honour, celebrate and uplift the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as recognise the need for acceptance and equality for those who define themselves as such. Here in South Devon we have a few pride and LGBT+ events happening throughout the month, and later on in the summer so take a read of the list below.  

Exmouth Pride – 17th June 2023

Exmouth Pride kicks off on the 17th June and will be an amazing day of celebrating diversity and providing support for the LGBTQAI+ community in East Devon. Throughout the day they’ll have an excellent programme of events and live music from local bands and musicians. 

Tavi Pride – 1st July 2023

Tavistock’s second pride event will occur on the 1st July. Throughout the afternoon there will a festival-style event and a picnic in the park with music and other family-friendly activities followed by a parade and speeches in the town square at 5:30pm. 

Dartmouth Pride - 2nd July

Launched in 2021, Dartmouth Pride has created a welcoming space for our local LGBTQ+ community to connect. This year they're holding their biggest Pride event yet kicking off the day at 12pm with a newly organised Pride Walk from Coronation Park to Dartmouth Castle. This is followed by a social event at Jenny Koo's where people can enjoy food, drinks and socialising our fellow LGBTQ+ community & Allies from Dartmouth & our surrounding areas. 

Plymouth Pride – 5th August

Pride in Plymouth has been hosting pride events since 2012 however they've moved their focus to become the Pride in Plymouth Community Trust and all their ongoing activities, events and outreach will be celebrated and promoted as part of our new campaign which they are calling Pride 365, making a firm commitment to the idea that the LGBTQ+ community should be visible and proud of who they are every single day of the year. 

Plymouth Pride will still be happening this year though with an event organised for Saturday 6th August at Central Park. They've not publish the festivities planned for this year as of yet because they're still crowdfunding but head to their website or facebook page for the most up to date information. 

Torbay Pride - 2nd September 2023

Torbay Pride returns in September 2023 after a 11 year hiatus, with a new committee. They're aiming to bring a fun and free family event for all on Torre Abbey Meadows. Check their events page for fundraising events throughout the year in Torbay.

Totnes Pride – 2nd September 2023 *CANCELLED*

Totnes Pride usually takes place in Totnes on the first Saturday in September each year, last year it was hosted on the 3rd by Proud2Be. Their 2023 date is yet to be announced but we believe it'll be hosted on the 2nd September. You can expect all their usual events: a colourful high street procession, with a festival and an after party! 

Unfortunately Totnes Pride has been cancelled this year. Please head to their website or facebook page for more details. 

Teignmouth Pride - 16th & 17th September 2023

TheTeigmmouth Pride celebration will take place on the weekend of 16th & 17th of September. This two day event will offer live music, a street party on Hollands Road and a market on The Triangle in the town centre. Each month, Teignmouth Pride also host a ticket-only drag night at The Brass to raise money for their main pride event. 

We hope you all have a happy and safe Pride month and can celebrate who you are, not just during these days but all year round. At Visit South Devon, we do not aim to be political, however respect and accepting people as they are is a fundamental human right and has nothing to do with politics. If you are struggling with your identity, please seek out the necessary advice to allow you to be your true self. Everybody has the right to love and be whoever they want. 

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