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Auckland Pride Festival 2013

Friday, 8 February 2013


Auckland Central


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The streets of Auckland will come alive for the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade in February 2013.

For the first time since 2001's Hero Parade Auckland will host a Pride Festival celebrating the diversity of New Zealand and the unique gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The event is expected to involve around 1500 people and attract more than 200,000 spectators.

The Auckland Pride Festival Trust is delighted the event has received major events sponsorship from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and the backing of Mayor Len Brown to stage the 2013 event.

The Festival, includes the arrival into Auckland of passengers on a sold out crowd of 1,800 departing from Auckland on an all-gay cruise onboard the exquisite 5-star Atlantis Oosterdam. A welcome event for the cruise passengers is already in planning. The cruise culminates with a dramatic arrival into Sydney for an overnight celebration during the finale of Mardi Gras.

Confirmed events include:
- Big Gay Out (Sunday February 9)
- Pride Street Parade (Saturday February 16)
- Gay cruise welcoming party
- Closing ceremony (Saturday February 22)



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