Hertfordshire’s biggest and best LGBTQ+ celebration returns to Watford for 2019

#PrideAndPrejudice: embracing diversity, ending discrimination.

Published: Monday, 22nd July 2019

An inclusive event for all to celebrate Hertfordshire’s LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Herts Pride returns to Watford for 2019 and takes place on Saturday 31st August in Cassiobury Park, from 12.00pm to 10.00pm.

Herts Pride will be bigger and better than ever with various stalls, a funfair and the big top circus tent packed full of amazing live entertainment. A diverse mix of acts will perform on stage throughout the day and for the second year running our four-legged allies will be able to take part in the Herts Pride Dog Show.

There will be a wide variety of stalls to browse in the market shopping area with plenty of food to choose from in the catering area. In our Health and Wellbeing Marque you can get access to information or advice from a number of organisations.

Wristbands are on sale now, priced at £12.50 for adults (18 and over), £5 for children (aged 13 to 17) whilst under 13’s get in free. A family ticket is also available at £25 which is gives access to Pride for 2 adults and 2 children. Wristbands can be purchased in advance at www.hertspride.co.uk or on the day at the event.

Tyson Martin, Chair of Hertfordshire Pride Society: “I am really excited about this year’s Herts Pride and its return to Watford. I am proud of our achievements in establishing an annual event where everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Hertfordshire’s fabulous LGBTQ+ community. Herts Pride started in 2013 and thanks to everyone’s support we are now getting ready for our seventh event.

However, we must not forget that within the UK and throughout the world, LGBTQ+ people still experience violence, harassment and discrimination – even in 2019 the death penalty is still enforced by several countries! Herts Pride is about celebrating diversity and inclusion; taking pride in who we are as a community and challenging prejudices and ending discrimination.

I would like to thank our sponsors for supporting Herts Pride 2019 and I look forward to seeing as many people joining in on the celebrations this year.”

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said "One of the fantastic things about Watford is the diversity of our town. We’ve got people from all parts of the world of all faiths and of all sexualities. So I think it is really fantastic that Herts Pride is coming back to Cassiobury Park and we can celebrate that diversity"

Herts Pride 2019 is proudly sponsored by; Watford Community Housing (Main Sponsor), Wickes (Big top circus tent sponsor), Hertfordshire County Council (Health and Wellbeing Marquee sponsor), Three Rivers District Council (Volunteers Sponsor) and Sherrards Solicitors (Dog Show sponsor) and supported by Watford Borough Council.

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