Brisbane is puckering up and spreading it’s streets to prepare for the large crowds expected to attend the 2014 Brisbane Pride Fair Day, and we couldn’t be more excited!
On Saturday, 20th September, the Pride Fair Day returns to New Farm Park! The event is already shaping up to be bigger and better than last year! Lieutenant and I are very excited to be attending the event this year! We will be looking to film and interview those of you who aren’t shy of the camera, and we are really interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let us fill you in on some of the important details that you need to know about the day.
Before the Pride Fair Day begins there will be the Pride Rally and March that will kick off at 10am on Brunswick Street, between Ann Street and McLachlan Street, from which the Pride Rally and March will later arrive at the rainbow arches of New Farm Park to launch the Pride Fair Day festivities.
The entry gates at New Farm Park are expected to open at 10.30am and close at around 5.30pm, so there will be an entire day filled with entertainment and activities! There is a timetable located on the Brisbane Pride Festival Facebook Page that lists all of the performers and presenters for the day. I’m personally excited to see the Drag performances, especially since I’m only used to seeing them at night!
If you are already a member of the Brisbane Pride Festival then you will be lucky enough to gain Free and Express entry. If you haven’t had time to sign up for a membership, don’t worry! You can still attend the fun and show off your pride!
General Entry Tickets are available;
$20 for Adults
$15 for Concession
$5 for Child (6yrs or younger)
Children under 5yrs get in for Free
How to get there?
Entry to the Pride Fair Day is located on the corner of New Farm Park at Brunswick Street and Sydney Street. There is meant to be ample parking space around New Farm Park. Public transport would probably be the best option, especially if you plan on having a big night in the city following the Fair. You can get to New Farm Park via Bus (route 195, 196 or 199), City Cat (New Farm Park Terminal), Ferry (Norman Park to New Farm Park), or Train to Fortitude Valley Station followed by a bus or walk.
This year the Brisbane Pride Festival is focused on “Define Me? More Than A Label”, which is aimed at getting people to focus less on the “label” and more about who the individual actually is. Here’s a video on how it works;
To coincide with the “Define Me? More Than A Label” campaign, a song was released by Ryan Amador that touches on the emotions of being defined as just a label. You can listen to and watch the video clip below;
Last, but not least, remember to show your pride! That’s what the Brisbane Pride Fair Day is all about! Event organisers encourage everyone to show their pride by using #defineme and #brisbanepride on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram when sharing photos or simply checking-in to the event.
So if you have nothing planned on Saturday, 20th September, then you should come to the Brisbane Pride Fair Day. Even if you’re not gay, you can still come and have a good time! And as I mentioned earlier, both Lieutenant and I will be at the event to meet some of our Brisbane readers, take a few photos and video footage, and have a bit of good ol’ fashion fun! We look forward to seeing you all there!