Festival Info

Auckland Pride is proud to announce the first wave of the 2023 programme is now live, for a full month of celebration and connection from 1 – 26 February. The Festival will include much loved annual gatherings, new key events to mark in the calendar, and a programme brimming with arts experiences throughout Tāmaki Makaurau, all framed within this year’s theme of ‘Elevate’.

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Auckland Pride confirms the return of key events this year with a number of changes that aim to make the festival even more accessible, empowering Auckland’s rainbow communities to fully immerse themselves in the joyous queer experiences Pride has to offer.

To elevate is to rise to a higher position, to embrace our divine identities and celebrate the iconic. In this space we reveal the mana within and truly step into our sacred queerness and gender euphoria. When we elevate, we can defy, energise, unify, transcend and ultimately, slay.

Through the 2023 Auckland Pride Festival, we want to lift up the voices of our communities, take our celebrations to the next level, rise above the challenges we face, and elevate our communities, culture, and city at large.