The Auckland Pride Festival returns in February 2024

Fabulous colours, optimistic tunes, and hints of burlesque are back for 2024! Auckland’s monumental Pride Festival returns this February. 

Pride invites you to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ advocates, pioneers, and champions who have helped shine a light on the world of diverse colour. Those participating in the festival have taken the opportunity to truly embody and publicly express their pride. This gives festival-attendees the chance to collectively, unite as a community and advocate for the principles of love, diversity, and inclusion.

Opening the event is Te Tīmatanga held at the Civic Wintergarden on February 1st. Together, guests are invited to ignite this year’s celebrations through performing arts, dance, ceremony and ritual to embody the essence of Ki Tua. The evening will be lively and exciting, accompanied by live music from the award-winning Valkyrie.

On Saturday the 3rd, the party begins and the pleasure-seekers of  Tāmaki Makaurau have the chance to attend a day and night dedicated to honouring the diversity and creativity within Auckland’s queer music scene. Hosted by The Audio Foundation, Loud and Proud presents a curated lineup featuring some of Tāmaki Makaurau’s top LGBTQIA musicians, exploring the experimental, underground, and unconventional realms of gender, sexuality, and genre. This vibrant showcase will unfold along Karangahape Road, including Pitt Street Methodist Church, The Audio Foundation, and Whammy Bar - so get your party shoes on!

Continuing celebrations through February, Sunday the 25th embraces the legacy of Queer protest, with the Pride March and the Pride Party being the absolute highlight of Auckland pride. This is a passionate celebration of reclamation, empowerment, and Queer joy that kicks off at 2pm in Aotea Square. After the march, a party ignites at 4.30pm in Takutai Square, Britomart. This provides attendees the chance to experience a vibrant atmosphere with food stalls, activities, and DJs from Tāmaki Makaurau.


For information and tickets to all events, performances and workshops visit the below website.