Join the Love Unites 2021 Parade!
The Love Unites Parade brings the spirit of Pride to the centre of Reading and provides an opportunity for groups, organisations and individuals to show their support for both Pride and the ongoing campaign for equality.
We are asking you to help us turn the Parade into a spectacle of noise and colour that cannot be missed! Be it drums, whistles, trumpets, music or dance; do whatever you can do to bring the parade to life. This is your opportunity to make our Parade stand out, with a real party atmosphere and for it to be an unforgettable experience, as we start Pride day with style.
Whilst restrictions for COVID-19 are currently relaxed, we want to ensure the safety of our volunteers and everyone joining us in the Parade and Festival.
Face Masks are required to be worn whilst on the parade route, unless exempt for medical reasons.
Due to the Love Unites Festival being a large, open area with more space for social distancing, face masks will be encouraged and recommended, however not mandatory.
Anyone can join our parade! If you are a group or organisation, planning on bringing a banner or would like to discuss promoting your business in the Parade please register using the booking form and consider making a donation to help keep it free.
Whoever you are, remember to be as colourful and loud as possible! Let's make this year the best Pride Parade Reading has ever seen!
Route & Map
Meeting from 10:30am, the Parade will be setting off at 11:15am from Queens Walk, between Broad Street Mall & Pentahotel. We will start by turning right onto Oxford Road heading towards Metro Bank, crossing at St Mary’s Butts we will parade through Broad Street until we turn left into Market Place Square and follow the road round to The Forbury where the parade will continue into Forbury Gardens. At the exit of Forbury Gardens the parade will split into two to allow safe crossing of Forbury Road and meet on the other side to head under the railway line. Turning right onto Kings Meadow Road, we will finally reach the tow path on the left and walk along the river thames to the Love Unites Festival entrance.