June 18 @ 12:00
While Pride is about LGBTQ rights, this year we must all stand up for one of our most precious rights and values – freedom! Let’s march together after a long break as official partners of Kiyv Pride in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
For our individual freedom, for our right to be who we are, the right to love and be loved. For freedom of speech and thought. For the right to live in a safe environment and country. For our own, our loved ones’, and our country’s freedom. Together!
RIGA PRIDE MARCH FOR FREEDOM TOGEHTER WITH KIYV PRIDE
Gathering from 12.00
Vērmanes dārzs (Tērbatas iela 2D, Rīga)
The march will start from Vērmanes dārzs on Elizabetes Street, continue along Brīvības Street, turn onto Bruņinieku Street, turn onto Tērbatas Street and return to Vērmanes dārzs along Tērbatas Street.
To ensure easier organisation of the flow of people, please arrive at Vērmanes dārzs early and do not bring large bags or other items that may delay your entry to the park. For the safety of the participants, larger bags/packages will have to be showed to security staff or organisers at the entrance. Entrance to the park will be organised from the corner of Elizabetes and Tērbatas Streets.
For security reasons, fences and police barriers will be placed around the entrance. Please do not be alarmed, no participant of the Pride will be denied access to Vērmanes dārzs – all organisational and security activities will be aimed at ensuring a smooth running of the parade, so please be friendly and do not be afraid of the security measures. Together we can make this process easier and faster!
If at any point you feel threatened or unsure what to do, please contact the RIGA PRIDE organisers. We will help you! You will recognise us by our Riga Pride organiser name cards and t-shirts. Call 112 in case of an emergency.
CLOSING CONCERT “TOGETHER FOR FREEDOM”
Vērmanes dārzs, (Tērbatas iela 2D, Rīga)
After the march, we will celebrate together with a closing concert “Together for Freedom!” in Vērmanes dārzs, featuring performances by ansis, MARTA, rolands če, Singapūras satīns, MJM EXPERIENCE, Rojs Rodžers, Katō, BDM, KNTY, Baltic Drag King Collective and others. The concert will be hosted by the loved improvisational theatre DIVAS. There will be food and drinks available in Vērmanes dārzs. Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/3rEjC2R7z
RIGA PRIDE OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY @ TOTALDOBŽE
Totaldobže – Viskaļu iela 36a
The last and final event of the Pride week will be the Riga Pride official party in Totaldobže, where Rojs Rodžers, Esoniq, Lévi un Milena will play on the same stage, while the techno stage will bring Berlin’s vibes by Ksenija Kamikaza, Glazova, LE/RA and Illegance (Henri Lakis dj + Leo Novus live).
Tickets are already available on pre-sale: https://www.facebook.com/events/743674463333553
Happy Pride Day!