What began as a small gathering in Musgrave park after the first Pride March has now become the most well liked and best attended event of the Brisbane Pride Festival.
With crowds in excess of 10,000 people Pride Fair Day now includes community stalls, roving performers, carnival rides, lots of food vans, mega bars, live bands, monster drag shows and attracts people from all over Queensland and Northern NSW.
Fair Day is a great way to catch up with friends after the Pride Rally and March or as a fabulous fun day on it’s own. The GLBTI community loves this opportunity to show their true colours by dressing up, dressing down or dressing to impress.
Fair Day is one of the few times you can see the whole GLBTI community together in one place. They dykes mix with the leather men who drink and play with the bears and drag queens. The twinkies and alternative types love the rides and the rest of us just enjoy touring the community stalls and seeing long lost friends. Children and dogs are welcome, in fact the dogs even get their own spot on stage with the Dog Show a major Fair Day drawcard.
As the Pride Fair Day grew in size and attractions so too did the cost. After much deliberation the committee decided that a Pride Fair Day was not economically feasible in 2011. Thankfully Qnews stepped in to put on an alternate event called Carnivale Day at Perry Park in Bowen Hills.
Carnivale was a thorough success and Pride Festival has now decided to make Perry Park the new home of Fair Day in the new festival moth of September. We hope you support us in making Pride Fair Day an great event this year and into the future.
For event information please visit – www.brisbanepridefestival.com.au/2013-pride-festival/2013-pride-fair-day