Update from Auckland Pride Festival:
Auckland Pride will continue to support its artists, event organisers, and community as the Festival’s 40 postponed events expand beyond February in response to changes in Alert Levels. These events give Auckland’s rainbow communities much to look forward to when we shift down alert levels again, and encourage our communities to get out and support them once it’s safe.
“While we are now outside of the official Auckland Pride Festival dates, we are excited that we can continue to spread Pride across Tāmaki Makaurau” says Director of Auckland Pride Max Tweedie. “Our event organisers have invested so much time, energy, and resources into producing their events and we’re committed to seeing them through, with some major events still yet to go ahead - such as the IMAN Ball, China Pride Festival, and Splash Pool Party.”
Auckland Pride produces Tāmaki Makaurau’s annual festival of events for rainbow communities, and in 2020 celebrated its eighth consecutive Pride Festival.
Auckland Pride’s mission is to produce an inclusive festival that reflects the diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau’s queer communities and celebrates our culture, sexual orientation and gender identity, connecting past, present, and future.
The Auckland Pride Festival is an open-access arts, cultural, and community festival. It’s comprised of major events delivered by Auckland Pride, such as Pride March, Pride Gala, and Pride Party, and events produced by artists, community organisers, and organisations.
The first wave of the open-access programme from Auckland Pride Festival 2021 has already been annouced centered around the theme – 'Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai' – responding with calls of activism, celebration, inclusivity, representation and more.