Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau

Rainbow Parade

Find out how you or your group can be a part the Parade.

The Auckland Rainbow Parade is an uplifting event bringing a carnival-style atmosphere to Ponsonby Road with impressive, large-scale un-motorised floats.  Participants and onlookers can expect a fun day of rainbow families, dancing, performance, plenty of music and key messaging from the community.

Saturday, 27 March 2021
Ponsonby Road Auckland

Parade Concept / Kaupapa

Aotearoa New Zealand’s rainbow communities comprise of many diverse groups and individuals.  The objective of the parade is to provide a safe place for rainbow communities to have a voice, celebrate acceptance, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

  • Through its management of the walking parade, Rainbow Pride Auckland (RPA) aims to provide a platform to showcase the creativity, storytelling and talent of the rainbow communities. 
  • We encourage participants to use the parade to celebrate their successes and struggles in a way that fosters growth, diversity, inclusion and togetherness within and between all rainbow communities.

Parade Route

Each parade group will be assigned a specific starting location within the mustering area, depending on the order you appear in the parade.

2021 Registration Fees

Your registration fees assist Rainbow Pride Auckland not only to cover the costs of a Parade – but to meet our social responsibilities as well.

In the event that the Auckland Rainbow Parade is not able to take place due to Covid-19 alert level restrictions, Rainbow Pride Auckland will refund the amount specified under each category.

Organisations can opt to have their refundable amount paid to a rainbow community group of their choice.


Group 1Rainbow Community GroupsFREE
Group 2Non-rainbow Community Groups
Covid-19 refundable amount $50 incl GST
Group 3Charity / Political / Student / Unions / Academic / Marching Bands / Entertainment
Covid-19 refundable amount $100 incl GST
Group 4Government Agencies
Covid-19 refundable amount $200 incl GST
Group 5Small Businesses (up to a maximum of 20 employees)
Covid-19 refundable amount $200 incl GST
Group 6Rainbow Tick Organisations
Covid-19 refundable amount $500 incl GST
Group 7Commercial Enterprises and Businesses with 21 employees or more
Covid-19 refundable amount $500 incl GST

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