With the sun splitting the sky and the temperature only increasing (let's hope we don't jinx it!), everyone is geared up and in a good mood to celebrate themselves or support their friends this Pride week!
Whether you want to engage in a passionate debate, curl up to watch a film or dance the night away with some friends, there are plenty of events available for you to soak up everything that Pride week has to offer.
Non Alcoholic Events
Before heading to any festivities on Saturday morning, make sure to pop into Outhouse Cafe on Capel Street to catch their Pride breakfast. The event starts at 9am which gives you plenty of time to fuel up before you head out for the day!
The biggest event of the week is the annual Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday 30th. Tens of thousands of people will be taking over the streets of Dublin to celebrate love, equality and diversity. The parade is guaranteed to be a great event and available to people of all ages. The route of the parade has changed and will now be commencing from Stephens Green at 2pm and will finish at the Pride Village near Smithfield. Bring the kids, bring the pets and most importantly, bring the rainbow flag!
Over 18s Events
Having a few drinks and a boogie to some Lady Gaga is essential during Pride week and there are an array of events on this week where you can do just that.
Mother Block Party is the biggest and best pride party happening this year. On Saturday June 30th, hundreds of people will descend upon the Tivoli theatre for what is guaranteed to be a party you won't forget! Tickets are available here and with Nadine Coyle, Soule and Le Boom playing, tickets will fly out the door.
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If you can't bring yourself to go out partying after work then a screening may be just what the doctor ordered! The Workers Party socialist film club are holding a screening of the 2014 award winning film Pride on Friday 29th. The event starts at 7:30pm on Hill Street just behind the Rotunda hospital, it's a free event but all donations are welcome.
Pride would not be complete without a number of debates and discussions being held throughout the week. The annual Dublin Pride debate takes place in Outhouse at 6:30pm on Thursday 28th, this free event will feature a number of key speakers including Senator Fintan Warfield and Dil Wickremasinghe.