Latest Laois Event: Line-up for first-ever Laois Pride revealed

Latest Laois Event: Line-up for first-ever Laois Pride revealed

First Ever Laois Pride Line-Up Announced

Midlands LGBT+ Project and Laois Pride announce exciting line up of events for first ever Laois Pride

The first-ever Laois Pride parade and festival is taking place on September 17th in Portlaoise. The day starts with a Pride Breakfast provided by the Bay Tree for our wonderful community members and then straight into an exciting colourful and proud pride parade which will start and end at Fitzmaurice Place at 12pm.

After the pride parade celebrations continue on from 1pm-5pm in Fitzmaurice Place with a huge line up of acts including Drag Kings and Queens, circus performers Sparkle Band, games, food trucks and more. All of the day time events on September 17th are free to enter and family friendly.

It is going to be proud day for the county as the celebrations continue well into the evening with a ticketed Drag Show happening in Kavanagh’s Bar that evening.

Other events happening in the lead up to the day include a Youth Pride Party, an LGBT+ Film Screening in Dunamase Theatre and Pride Parade poster making evening. With all details available on our social media and website.

Laois Pride has been organised by Midlands LGBT+ Project, the only dedicated adult LGBT+ support service of its kind in the Midlands. They hold regular support and social groups and if anyone needs any support, they are welcome to reach out to them.

If you would like any more information or to join one of their groups you can get in touch via their Instagram, twitter or facebook @midlandslgbt or you can email