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Auckland Pride is Tāmaki Makaurau's Pride Festival, connecting and celebrating Takatāpui and Rainbow Communities every February! We an open-access, community, arts, and cultural Festival.

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The Auckland Pride Festival is set to return reinvigorated and defiant as ever as Pride Month will once again take over Tāmaki Makaurau in February 2023. Auckland will light up in rainbow between 1-26 February 2023 as the global spotlight falls on Oceania for Pride early next year.

"We’re incredibly excited to bring our communities back together after too long apart” says Auckland Pride Executive Director Max Tweedie. “We’re excited to be in the planning stages already for the delivery of next year’s Festival, which will take place under a new strategic plan with a re-imagined vision for our communities and for our organisation. With a fresh vision and team, we’re looking forward to delivering a spectacular Festival.”

“While we couldn’t deliver the festival for 2022 in its entirety, we are so proud that we could revise the delivery of most of the public programming of our inaugural Takatapui festival Te Timatanga into digital delivery”. says Auckland Pride Creative Director Elyssia Wilson-Heti. “Reflecting on 2022, We’re excited to reimagine, revise and refine how we produce the 2023 Pride Festival to better suit the needs and wants of our community, partners and artists”.