Road closures for the Pride Big Weekend


The Pride Big Weekend will take place on the August bank holiday weekend between Friday August 25thand Sunday August 27th.

To facilitate the setup of the event, council officers will ensure that there are no vehicles parked overnight in the Civic Centre on August 22nd.

The Civic Centre will then be closed from Wednesday August 23rdat 5am until Monday August 27that 12pm.

On Saturday August 26th, the parade will take place and will start in Windsor Place at 11am, making its way through the city centre and is expected to come into King Edward V11 Avenue via North Road at approximately 12.30pm.

Due to the number of people that are expected to attend the event, road closures will start at 8am.

Between 8am and 12 Noon - the following roads will be closed:

  • Windsor Lane and Windsor Place. The access and exit from Park Lane will be maintained when it is safe to do so.

Between 11am and 2pm - the following roads will be closed:

  • North Road from the junction with Column Road to the junction with Kingsway

  • Corbett Road (Access for Queen Anne Square residents will be maintained)

  • Boulevard de Nantes (access will be maintained for buses and vehicles requiring access to Greyfriers Road)

  • Kingsway from the junction with the Friary/Greyfriars Road to the junction with Duke Street

  • Duke Street and Castle Street to the junction with Westgate Street

  • High Street, St Mary Street with the junction with Tresillian Way, Customhouse Street, Mill Lane and Canal Street

  • Wood Street - eastbound from the junction with Havelock Street to the junction with St Mary Street

  • Bakers Row, Wharton Street and Guildhall Place. 

Due to the road closures, alternative arrangements have been put in place for bus operators.

  • Buses from the north will access Greyfriers Road via Park Place and Boulevard de Nantes and exit the city via Park Place

  • Buses from the east will use Churchill Way

  • Buses from the south will use Customhouse Street and Penarth Road

  • Buses from the west will use Westgate Street

The parade will start at Windsor Place and walk along Queen Street, turning left into St John Street, moving onto Working Street, the Hayes, Mill Lane, then turning right into St Mary Street and onto High Street. The parade will then turn right in front of the castle, onto Castle Street, Duke Street and then onto Kingsway and will then queue along North Road and part of Boulevard de Nantes to access the Civic Centre via City Hall Road and Possession Way and making its way into King Edward V11 Avenue.