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You'll Find Rainbow Colours Everywhere at the Pride Parade
South Australia has long had a reputation for liberal attitudes and was a leader in homosexual law reform in the 1970's. Ever since then the gay and lesbian (LGBTIQ) community have held an annual Pride March in Adelaide, joined by their friends and others who believe in equal rights for all.
The Pride parade is always colourful, a vibrant and noisy celebration that signals the arrival of the Feast Festival season again. This year is the 21st anniversary of the Feast Festival, and you can expect a better than ever program of events on offer.
Feast Festival 2017 Starts With the Pride March in Light Square
The Pride March Adelaide 2017 takes place on Saturday November 11 with thousands of marchers meeting from 5.30pm at Light Square (also known as Wauwi). Large groups and businesses need to register for the march, but everyone else can just show up and join in the fun. Light Square becomes a showcase for a diverse range of LGBTIQ people and their supporters, and it's well worth coming early to mingle and soak up the atmosphere,
As always the parade will be led by a cavalcade of motorcycles, followed by a series of community groups, gay and lesbian friendly businesses, and thousands of supporters of the LGBTIQ community. Expect firefighters and police, representative groups from political parties, Pink Parents, Bear Men of Adelaide, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a whole diverse range of other supporting groups to join in the fun things to do on the day.
The Pride March takes off at 6.30pm snaking its way like a slow conga line to Victoria Square, along Morphett Street and Gouger Street. DJ Lush will entertain the crowd with an uplifting selection of tracks to get you in the mood for celebrating. Once the parade reaches Victoria Square everyone will be fully ready to party.
The Feast Festival's 21st birthday Opening Night Party takes place immediately after Adelaide Pride March 2017. Take a short walk from Victoria Square down Flinders Street to Hyde Street, where it's all happening. It's best to grab some $10 tickets in advance, otherwise, you'll pay the full price of $20 to join in the party on the night. Kicking off a night of stunning homegrown talent will be the award-winning Bec Gollan Trio performing original folk-pop with a taste of country, next Alison Coppe and her red-hot Adelaide band The Janes.
Of course, you will be thirsty after walking halfway around the city. Fortunately, two bars will be open on Hyde Street to refresh you, and another inside Raj House will keep you hydrated. A laid-back alcohol-free chill-out space is also available at 57 Hyde Street (SAMESH headquarters). You'll find plenty of delicious food, room to move and a friendly party mood there.
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