The Auckland Rainbow Parade is an annual Pride event celebrating the diversity and resilience of New Zealand’s LGBTQIA+ community. The parade pays tribute to the heroes who fought against AIDS in the 1990s, and honors the LGBTQIA+ advocates, representatives, and trailblazers who have paved the way for us all.

By participating in the parade, you can showcase the best of Auckland to LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies from all over the world. This is your chance to express your pride, joy, and celebration. Together, we can stand united as a community, championing the values of love, diversity, and inclusion.

Join us for an unforgettable event that embodies the spirit of progress and solidarity.

When is the next Parade?

Saturday, 17 February 2024
7:30pm - 9.30pm
Ponsonby Road Auckland

Take Part in 2024's Parade

Join us in making history at the Auckland Rainbow Parade! This year, we’re aiming to make the parade the biggest celebration Auckland has ever seen. Whether you’re a community group, a workplace, or an individual with a message of support, the parade is the perfect opportunity to show your pride.

Join us in creating a vibrant, inclusive, and unforgettable celebration that showcases the diversity and resilience of our LGBTQIA+ and Ally communities. We can’t wait to see you there!

Frequently Asked Questions

This came about as a result of a community discussion in 2019. It resulted in the cancellation of the Auckland Pride Parade at that time. Instead, it led to the formation of a protest march from Albert Park to advocate for our rights. Additionally, the Rainbow Parade in Ponsonby was established to keep celebrating and showing solidarity with our rainbow and ally communities.

Yes, this will be our second year welcoming the return of motorised floats, since Rainbow Pride Auckland re-established the Parade in 2020.

No, you are not able to turn up on the day. All Parade participants need to be pre-registered ahead of the parade due to health and safety compliance.

No, there are no age restrictions for people to join our Parade but all under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Yes, please do! We encourage our entries to bring banners that show our crowds who you are and what your message is.

Unfortunately, we don’t facilitate individual entries, but you can volunteer and help us on the day, or we can connect you with an exciting group within the parade.

Yes, all LGBTQIA+ staff and allies from Government agencies, including defence and emergency services are welcome to take part.

Got a question?

If you’re still unsure about something then please get in touch. We aim to reply to all messages within 5 working days.