Scots are a proud people. You’ll find us all over the world shouting about our achievements in sport, politics, science and social activism. Never are we a prouder people than during the Pride celebrations that take place every year in Glasgow. After holding the largest pride march in Scottish history in 2022, we are back in 2023 to do it in style! Pride makes a triumphant return this summer dominating the city with rainbows, music, dancing and protest. It’s a highlight of many social calendars and people travel from far and wide to be part of this over-the-top event. Book the ideal Glasgow Pride accommodation in PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments and get into the spirit of things.
What is Pride in Glasgow?
Pride is a celebration of all things LGBTQ+ marking our differences and commemorating our achievements while acknowledging how far we still have to go. Thousands flock to the city to mark the occasion and take part in the festivities which include a march/parade, themed nights, performances and plenty of rainbows. Following on from previous themes Together as One and U=U (2021) and Bi is Beautiful (2022), the 2023 theme is Women of the LGBTQ+ Community and Movement. It celebrates powerful women who were an integral part of the Pride movement such as Marsha P Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Lisa Power MBE, Sian James and Princess Diana. It’s truly an event not to be missed.
Pride Glasgow 2023
We’re excited to see the variety of events announced for this year’s Pride celebrations which keep growing until the last minute. The highlight of the weekend for many is the fantastic Pride parade which has grown in size and popularity in the 26 years since the first march. We expect to see hundreds of people march the street colourfully clad with rainbows, showing their support and pride for all LGBTQ+ people. As well as this magnificent display, there are smaller themed events. Slay Glasgow has several themed nights like DILF Glasgow which promise to be nights of dancing and debauchery. Pride Idol is back and is one of the city’s favourite talent nights. Pride Street Market returns to Barras with a variety of activities including Independent LGBTQ+ traders, food trucks, music, late-night shopping, and more. The Pride Hub is returning over 4 floors of Strathclyde Students Union and University on Saturday the 15th of July as part of the celebration.
Did you know you do not have to register or pay to participate in the Pride Parade? They recognise that Pride was born out of protest and encourage peaceful political participation for everyone no matter their status or social standing. Registration is required by social groups with 10 or more people, commercial organisations, and any group with a float or a banner. Individuals and small groups of 9 or fewer without banners can join the fun without registering. The route of the parade is yet to be announced but every effort is made by police and organisers to ensure it’s uninterrupted. Join in by wearing bright colours and having fun! It is free of charge to join but they ask for a donation from larger commercial organisations, the cost of which goes to offer additional activities and support.
Accommodation in Glasgow
PREMIER SUITES offers service apartment accommodation in Glasgow that is ideal for the build-up and wind-down of Pride. We offer the space, facilities and comfort of a home-from-home for groups, friends, neighbours, families and whoever wants to join the celebrations. Pop on your favourite tunes as you get ready for the most colourful day of the year, enjoy a chilled drink and some snacks from the kitchen. Afterwards, recover after a magical day and night in front of the TV with a takeaway or get ready to do it all again. Share the cost with friends in a two-bedroom suite which can comfortably sleep four or five people. Our location on George Square means you are always at the heart of the action.
Book our best available rates and enjoy exclusive access to our special offers when you book directly with one of our team or on our website. PREMIER SUITES would like to wish all of our guests and visitors a safe and happy Pride in Glasgow.