With less than two weeks to go, this year’s festival will celebrate the five-year legacy of Pride in the town, bringing everyone together to march, rally and celebrate Dover’s LGBTQ+ community through a day of fun for the whole family.
As well as the famous parade through the heart of Dover, there will be music, entertainment and local food and drink pop ups to enjoy.
Diederik Smet, Placemaking, Events and Partnerships Manager at the Port of Dover said:
“We are proud to be a part of Dover Pride 2023, which I’m sure will be a special day showcasing the inspiring journey of the LGBTQ+ community throughout the years in Dover. With our bustling waterfront now in full swing, plus the town, seafront, and surrounding areas all part of the action, a fantastic day is in store for all.”
You can also get your skates on for a special fringe event on Thursday 24th August organised by the Port. The skate and dance party at the Marina will span across the Marina Curve, Clocktower Square and seafront from 6pm – 8pm.
Notes to Editors
- The Port of Dover is closing the gap every day between the UK and the world by connecting trade, travel, visitors and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, sustainable and tech-enabled port.
- As the UK’s busiest international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, Dover handles £144 billion of trade per year, 33% of UK trade in goods with the EU and welcomes over 11 million passengers.
- Dover is also an award-winning cruise port, delivering world class travel and visitor experiences to the most prestigious cruise lines. With a growing and diversifying cargo business operating from state-of-the-art facilities, a brand-new marina which is a major feature of the exciting waterfront development, and opportunities for further expansion in the future, Dover’s proud history dating back 400 years has a new modern twist.