Pride Wairau: Opening Ceremony

Join us as we commence Blenheim's inaugural Pride Festival with a karakia and official opening ceremony. This event will set the tone for a week filled with love, community and celebration.

We will gather before dawn at Market Place in the centre of Blenheim. As the sun comes up the ceremony will open with a karakia. We will acknowledge the people who came before us and laid the foundations enabling Rainbow Communities to thrive and celebrate today. The opening remarks will follow, featuring key community leaders and festival organisers who will share their visions for the festival and the importance of this landmark event.

This is a special opportunity for attendees to come together in unity and support, marking the start of a historic week celebrating LGBTQIA+ pride, visibility, and rights in Blenheim. The event is free and open to all who wish to witness and participate in the kick-off of a week-long celebration of love, diversity, and inclusion. Stick around afterwards for a cup of It's All Good Brew coffee and chats.

Whether you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, an ally, or a supporter of inclusivity and diversity, we warmly invite you to be part of this inaugural event. Let's come together to support and uplift each other and make this festival a beacon of hope and pride in our community.

  • Jun

Market Place