Cornwall Pride 2024

Bubbles and rainbows at Cornwall Pride. Image courtesy of Kai Greet Photography

In Brief

Name: Cornwall Pride 2024
Dates: From Saturday 27 April 2024 to Saturday 5 October 2024. All events are listed below…
Type: LGBTQ+ Pride events and parades in Cornwall
Suitable for: Anyone and everyone. That’s the point
Locations: Falmouth, Newquay, Penzance, Saltash, St Ives, Truro, Bude, Camborne, St Austell, Bodmin and Redruth
Price: Free. That’s also the point


Over the past 16 years, Cornwall Pride has flourished in all the colours of the rainbow, with the past two Cornwall Prides scaling new heights. The 2022 edition marked the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK with 11 community events across the Duchy rather than just the traditional single event in Newquay. And the 2023 Cornwall Pride followed suit as tens of thousands hit the streets in support.

Holding Cornwall Pride events in 10 towns and a city in 2022 and 2023 was a move that was made to ensure that far more towns were able to get involved and support both the LGBTQ+ community and all marginalised people in Cornish society. It worked and now we’re gearing up for the 2024 Cornwall Pride, which promises to bigger, better and more colourful than ever before.

Between Saturday 27 April and Saturday 5 October 2024, 11 Cornwall Pride events will take place on selected Saturdays (and the occasional Sunday!), with most of the events falling in May, June and July. There will be Truro Pride 2024, Falmouth Pride 2024, Newquay Pride 2024, Bodmin Pride 2024, Penzance Pride 2024, St Ives Pride 2024, Bude Pride 2024, St Austell Pride 2024, Redruth Pride 2024, Camborne Pride 2024 and Saltash Pride 2024. Also expect a special conference later in the year to round it all off.

Pride parades in Cornwall 2024

The 2024 Cornwall Pride experience is set to be a colourful affair with a serious message. We all must remember to be good to each other and to respect everyone’s human rights. The parades themselves will each add a splash of colour to the participating town or city and expect a number of themes for each event.

Also enjoy the fact that Cornwall Pride events are free to attend, extremely family friendly and packed full of market, food and charity vendors. Plus, of course, there’s always plenty of entertainment both as part of the Cornwall Pride 2024 parades and aside from them.

We look forward to Cornwall Pride 2024 across the Duchy. Here are the headline events that have been so far announced:

Saturday 27 April 2024Falmouth Pride 2024. Pride takes over Falmouth and launches the whole Cornwall Pride 2024 campaign as it did in 2023. Last year, this event stood ‘in solidarity with the housing crisis and homelessness’.

Saturday 11 May 2024Camborne Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Raising awareness of all intersectionalities’.

Sunday 12 May 2024Redruth Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Celebrating Celtic culture’.

Saturday 18 May 2024St Austell Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Supporting wellbeing’.

Saturday 1 June 2024Penzance Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Celebrating alternative people’.

Saturday 15 June 2024Bodmin Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Supporting LGBTQ+ people in indoor and outdoor sports’.

Saturday 6 July 2024Bude Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Improving younger education’.

Saturday 27 July 2024Newquay Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Supporting human rights and trans Pride’.

Saturday 31 August 2024Truro Pride 2023. Also known as ‘Cornwall Pride (Truro) 2024. Last year’s theme in our only city was ‘LGBTQ+ history and improving adult education’. 

Saturday 14 September 2024Saltash Pride 2024. Last year’s theme was ‘Celebrating the LGBTQ+ creative culture’.

Saturday 5 October 2024St Ives Pride 2024. This special day will wrap up the 2024 Cornwall Pride extravaganza. There may be a Cornwall Pride Conference later in the year, however this has not yet been confirmed. Last year’s theme for St Ives Pride was ‘Standing in solidarity with climate action’.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Pride in 2023 told Proper Cornwall that over the next decade, the organisers are aiming to create ‘a hate-free Cornwall’. The spokesperson said: “We aim to stand in solidarity with anyone who has faced discrimination at any point.”

Watch this space for more details on Cornwall Pride 2024 as we will update it when news is announced. Plus, check out the organisation’s official website to find out more. And then pledge your support to the LGBTQ+ community and all marginalised people during a fabulous Cornwall Pride 2024!