Applications for Pride Village for Belfast Pride 2019 are now open.
Where: Pride Village will be at the Big Fish, Donegall Quay again this year, on Saturday 3rd August, just across the road from the main event – the Party in the Square at Custom House Square.
Why: We will be aiming to build on the success of Pride Village in 2018 to help LGBT+ people connect with services and support and overcome barriers in our lives. We run the event as a service for the community and we will maintain this ethos and offer a relaxed, family friendly event to complement Party in the Square.
The Event: We will be bringing a Pride themed market with information, food, fun as well as children’s entertainment, bouncy castles, music and quiet space all in an alcohol and smoke / vape free environment. Pride Village is community focused and we prioritise community groups, services aimed at LGBT+ people and unions.
We will be promoting Pride Village through the Official Pride Festival Guide, across our social media and from Custom House Square to ensure that as many people as possible get a chance to cross the road to visit.
Pride Village is run as a community service and we only charge fees to exhibitors to cover the cost of the set up, site, marquees, insurance and security. The event doesn’t suit commercial selling and there is no space for vehicles on the site.
There isn’t any fundraising allowed on the site and any retail activity, even small scale means that you should enter as a Commercial application and have a Belfast City Council Trading licence to comply with their rules.
We can’t take applications from hot food sellers. The food vendors on the site have year long licences from the Department for Communities and we have no control over them or say in which vendors attend
You can read more detail on taking part in Pride Village in our Guidance and Terms and you should have a look at these before applying, just Click Here to read the details
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