Ready Steady…. YAAAASSSS!

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow will be positioned in Ponsonby as the Auckland Rainbow Parade returns bringing diversity, unity, respect, celebration, inclusion and loads of colour in 2024.

Co-Chair Matt Bagshaw says “We’re absolutely thrilled to announce a date of Saturday, 17 February 2024. This will be our second motorised parade, which continues to grow – expect more lights, floats, glitter, love and colour to celebrate the rainbow community and our diversity and inclusion corporate partners and participants. We will all be bringing our LGBTQIA+ game with energy, creativity, humour and fun.

We’re excited to have partnered with Woolworths who have come onboard as a gold sponsor, ANZ proudly supporting the Parade Supporters Function and MediaWorks who have returned as the Official Parade Radio and Out-of-Home (OOH) Partner.”

From 5.30pm Ponsonby Road will come alive with a range of pre-parade activations and from 7.00pm its time to start the engines, kick your dancing heels together and hit play on those sound systems!

Parade Event Manager Shaughan Woodcock “We are calling our rainbow whanau and business diversity groups start their engines and make sure they don’t miss out on being part of the most diverse and colourful parades in Auckland.”

Tickets for the ever-popular parade grandstand located in Western Park will be on sale shortly by visiting

Keen to take advantage and become a parade partner? Contact Shaughan Woodcock, 021 744 138 or email To find out more about the 2024 parade or to register your business or group visit the website.