Auckland Pride is Aotearoa’s largest Pride Festival, celebrating our rainbow communities every February! We produce Tāmaki Makaurau’s annual Festival of events for rainbow communities, expanded to an incredibly diverse and vibrant Pride Month for the first time in 2021, and in 2022 will celebrate our tenth consecutive Pride Festival!
Auckland Pride’s mission is to produce an inclusive festival that reflects the diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau’s queer communities, connecting and celebrating 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 the phenomenal Pride Gala, powerful Pride March, and the sensational Pride Party, and a diverse variety of events produced by artists, community organisers, and organisations.
Auckland Pride is a membership driven, democratic organisation that is lead by its board and advised by its Māori Advisory Rōpū. Auckland Pride hold regular community hui with its membership to ensure its direction is guided by Tāmaki Makaurau’s rainbow communities. We’re proud of our deep relationship with our community as they guide the direction of Auckland Pride.
2021 was Auckland Pride’s largest festival to date, with over 200 events and an audience of more than 75,000 over the month of February and beyond as COVID-19 Alert Level Changes impacted but didn’t stop the Festival. 85% of events were free, they were more regionally dispersed, were more diverse, and had a renewed focus under the festival’s theme of Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai.
Auckland Pride’s signature event, the Auckland Pride March saw over 9,000 of our community participate in an energetic, community-led hīkoi that celebrated our rainbow communities and pushed for change in Aotearoa and beyond.