Bristol Pride Day 2024: Road closures and bus diversions for the Pride Parade

Bristol Pride Day 2024 will take place on Saturday 13 July, with the annual Pride Parade through the city before the main music festival on The Downs later. The parade, a foot parade with no vehicles or floats allowed, will meet at the Bandstand end of Castle Park from 10am and set off at around 10.45am.

The two-mile walk takes around an hour and ends at the amphitheatre, where shuttle buses are waiting to take festival-goers to The Downs. You can also catch buses from College Green or Centre stops and travel for free on Pride Day if you have a supporter wristband.

While no roads will be closed for the music event at The Downs, various roads in and around Central Bristol and Broadmead will be closed between approximately 10am and 2pm on the day of the parade. As a result, diversions have been put in place for buses – this means your route may temporarily change.

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Pride Parade organisers say: “Water will not be provided on the route, however there will be a refill fountain in Millennium Square at the end of the parade and many outlets in Bristol will take part in the refill scheme if you have an empty bottle you can fill up. There is a short climb on Union Street so some may wish to join the parade at the other end of Castle Park at Wine Street.”

Around 25,000 people are expected to take part in the march, with more than 40,000 expected to attend the music event at The Downs. Below is a list of FirstBus route diversions. These are subject to change but are correct at the time of writing. Extra controllers will be on duty on the day to assist passengers.

Services 1, 2, 2a and 5