The Pink Picnic 2022

by Salford Pride in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

The Pink Picnic 2022
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The Pink Picnic is Salford's annual free LGBTQ+ pride event. Our aim is to celebrate Salford's large LGBTQ+ community.

by Salford Pride in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Our Story

The Pink Picnic launched in 2011 as the Peel Park Pink Picnic. The initial planning group thought it would be nice to hold an event to bring people together for a fun afternoon, so the picnic concept was born. Around 15 or so people were envisaged to come to the gathering, but it attracted around 120 people on the day.

Over the past 10 years The Pink Picnic has grown from a small gathering of people to a national and international recognised pride celebration for the local LGBT+ community of Salford.

Salford Pride is a voluntary-led organisation, and our team is made up of volunteers from the local LGBT+ community and allies.

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What We Want to Achieve

With your help we want to put on our biggest pride event yet! Our biggest aim is keeping our event free, so that everyone from our community can join in the celebrations. Unlike other pride events, we are a grass root event that personifies the true essence of what pride means and what it originally stood for. 

The Pink Picnic has the community at the heart of the event, and we at Salford Pride strive to get the local community, groups, organisations, and businesses involved with our event.

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How Your Money Will be Spent

All donations made will help our charity keep Salford’s annual pride event free and will go towards costs such as security to keep everyone safe, infrastructure for the expo area, the picnic zone and youth area.

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Testimonials;

Here is some feedback from last years visitors;

- "The event was massive for me. I live hours away from my family and have had little social time since lockdown. It was a wonderful day for everyone"

- "It’s great to have a small local community focused event. That isn’t all just catering for big venue festivals" 

- "Nice to be able to act like myself and show affection to my partner without having to look around to see if it’s safe or if anyone is watching"

- "An opportunity to give back to our community and make positive change for people that are frequently discriminated against because of their sexuality or gender"

- "The Pink Picnic introduced me to a local LGBT+ community outside of the Gay village, at least I know there are LGBT+ people in Swinton/Salford"

- "The Pink Picnic brought people together to have fun and sing and be happy and some amazing organisations raised awareness of their causes to hundreds of people"

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