Isle of Wight Pride is proud to be hosting UK Pride 2018 and will be held in Ryde on Saturday 21st July 2018.
In October 2017 Isle of Wight Pride beat stiff competition at the UK Pride Organisers Network conference to win the right to host UK Pride 2018.
Pride events are a strong reminder to those who identify as LGBTQ who have lived through countless historical struggles including criminalisation of homosexuality, the AIDS epidemic, Section 28, and the prejudice and abuse felt by so many as they struggle to take pride in who they were born to be.
For many years, the LGBT community of the Isle of Wight have kept a little secret hidden from the rest of the world. An idyllic retreat off the South Coast of England has become home to many LGBT individuals, couples, families and their children. Those who have moved away from the Island still hold fond memories of its diverse beautiful landscape.
Explore our great Christmas and New Year Events happening across the Isle of Wight over this festive period.
Our listings provide a comprehensive guide to all events and festivals with ideas to suit all ages, interests and budgets.