Organisers of the Auckland Rainbow Parade have announced details of next year’s event returning to Ponsonby on Saturday the 18th of February 2023.

Bringing diversity, unity, respect, celebration, inclusion and loads of colour in 2023, organisers say the 2023 Parade will be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Trevor Easton, who is the Guardian and Acting Co-Chair of Rainbow Pride Auckland, says they are thrilled to announce the parades return on Saturday, 18 February 2023.


“There will be lights, floats, glitter, love and colour galore that we’ve all been saving up during this time, focussing on the health of the nation. We will all be bringing our LGBTQIA+ game with energy, creativity and diversity along Ponsonby Road to unite participants and audience.”

Ponsonby Road will come alive from 5.30pm with a range of pre-parade activations before 7.00pm when its time to start the engines, kick your dancing heels together and hit play on those sound systems!

Parade Event Manager Shaughan Woodcock says all are welcome and is excited to see the community back on Ponsonby road in 2023.

“We are calling our rainbow whanau and business diversity groups to start their engines and get planning so we can make this – the first motorised parade since 2018 – the biggest and best yet.”

To find out more about the 2023 parade or to register your business or group, head over to