Full of Pride Celebrate Manchester’s four-day festival with The Royal Exchange Manchester

Rainbows at the ready, it’s that time of year again!  The last bank holiday before Christmas (eek!) is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing; Pride time!

The annual Manchester Pride festival, which takes place every August bank holiday weekend, is set to be even bigger and better this year, with the Gay Village remaining at the heart of celebrations, whilst the main music stages will be at the exciting new Mayfield Depot.  10,000 people will take part in the Pride parade on Saturday 24th August, and The Royal Exchange Manchester will be embracing the merriment all weekend (Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August 2019).

To celebrate, the floral arches at The Royal Exchange Arcade entrances will be transformed with rainbow flags, the Arcade lighting will be changed to rainbow colours, and a host of retailers will be offering something special to Pride goers and supporters.

Irregular Choice

If you want to look the part then you really do need to hot foot it down to this incredible shoe store, who have discounted a number of items from their colourful Rainbow collection in time for Pride.  Check out the Stride of Pride high top trainers which have been reduced from £99 to £49.99, the Summer of Love heels at £49.99 (originally £119), and the Rainbow Splash purse for only £15 (reduced from £29).

Arthur Kays Jewellers

If jewellery or watches are your thing then bank holiday weekend is the time to buy!  The premium jewellers will be giving a 10% discount to anyone wearing a Pride wristband. (Excludes Rolex watches).

French Connection

Fashionistas will be able to party and shop in French Connection, who will have an in-store DJ and refreshments on the Saturday and a Pride themed window display for the whole weekend.  Even better, anyone wearing a Pride wristband will receive a 20% discount on any purchases made during the four days.

Lanigan and Hulme

The Drapers Award finalists will be giving a 15% discount off all full price items and a further 10% of sale items to anyone with a Pride wristband over the weekend.


Stockists of the finest quality sporting and outdoor wear, Fjallraven will be offering 10% discount to anyone wearing a Pride wristband over the big weekend.


For a top tipple, head to Annies, who will be creating a special Rainbow cocktail for Pride weekend and providing a two for £10 deal on them!  Not only that, they are also offering 25% off main menu restaurant food throughout August.  (Offer excludes afternoon tea and breakfast menu).

What a fantastic way to end the month!  We look forward to seeing you for some celebratory shopping and fun!

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