Auckland Rainbow Parade returns bringing diversity, unity, respect, celebration, inclusion and loads of colour on Saturday, 17 February 2024.

At Auckland Rainbow Parade, wear your most colourful clothes, sprinkle some
glitter, wave those rainbow flags (and if you don’t have one, they will be handing them out
down the road), dance, smile and enjoy the pizzazz that the Parade brings!

Miss Ribena MC’s the Auckland Rainbow Parade

Expect to see drag queens, cultural groups, Fire & Emergency NZ, Hato Hone St John, the amazing dancers from DANZA Dance Studio, corporate diversity groups and all parts of the LGBTQ+ communities showing their commitment to a community that is inclusive and
diverse with energy, creativity, humour and fun.


Auckland Rainbow Parade starts from 5.30pm Ponsonby Road will come alive with a range of pre-parade activations and from 7.30pm it is time to start the engines, kick up your feet and hit play on those sound systems!

Event Manager Shaughan Woodcock tells us this will be, “one of the most colourful parades in Auckland and in a world that seems to be becoming more divided, there’s something special when you bring everyone together to celebrate love and kindness no matter what colour you identify with. It’s an event that defines the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and it is well worth celebrating!”

Grab a prime seat in the Smirnoff Grandstand and witness the vibrant spectacle of the parade at Western Park. Tickets are $35 each available from

Auckland Rainbow Parade