Join us in celebrating the diversity and resilience of New Zealand’s LGBTQIA+ community at the Auckland Rainbow Parade. This annual event pays tribute to the heroes who fought against AIDS in the 1990s, and continues to honor the LGBTQIA+ advocates, representatives, and trailblazers who have paved the way for us all.
By participating in the Auckland Rainbow Parade, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase the best of Auckland to LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies from all over the world. Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual/takatāpui, queer/questioning, intersex, or allied/asexual/aromantic/agender, this event 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 while also raising awareness about ongoing struggles and inequalities. Join us for an unforgettable event that embodies the spirit of progress and solidarity.
When is the next Parade?
Take Part in 2024's Parade
Come join us in making history at the Auckland Rainbow Parade! As one of the city’s most eagerly awaited events, the parade brings together hundreds of proud individuals who walk down Ponsonby Rd to the cheers of thousands of supporters.
This year, we’re aiming to make the parade the biggest celebration Auckland has ever seen – and we need your help to make it happen. Whether you’re a community group, a workplace, or an individual with a message of support, the parade is the perfect opportunity to take center stage and 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
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.
Yes, this will be our first year seeing 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.
Unfortunately, we don’t facilitate individual entries, but you can Volunteer and take part on the day.
Yes, all LGBTQIA+ staff and allies from Government agencies, including defence and emergency services are welcome to take part.
This was due to an outcome of community debate in 2019, resulting in the cancellation of the then Auckland Pride Parade, resulting in the subsequent creation of a March from Albert Park for our rights, and the Rainbow Parade in Ponsonby for continued celebration and solidarity.