Crowds brave rain to join Pride celebration

Pouring rain couldn't spoil the party on Blackpool Promenade as the resort celebrated its diversity.

Saturday, 10th June 2017, 7:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:36 pm
Smiles in the Pride parade

The annual Pride Festival kicked off with a colourful parade starting off from the Sandcastle Waterpark.

Amid tightened security the procession made its way along the Promenade.

Events are taking place across the resort, centred on the Winter Gardens where performers on the main stage included Sonia and Union J.

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Rain couldn't dampen the spirits

The annual Pride festival brings thousands of visitors to the resort.

The rainbow flag being flown by participants in the Pride parade
The Blackpool Pride parade
Rain couldn't dampen the spirits
The rainbow flag being flown by participants in the Pride parade
The Blackpool Pride parade