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, 19 February 2022
7:00pm - 8.30pm
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 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.

2022 Registration Fees

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

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 1 Rainbow Community Groups
Discounted through community grants 
No charge
Group 2 Non-rainbow Community Groups
Covid-19 refundable amount $50 excl GST
Group 3 Charity / Political / Student / Unions / Academic / Marching Bands / Entertainment
Covid-19 refundable amount $100 excl GST
Group 4 Government Agencies
Covid-19 refundable amount $200 excl GST
Group 5 Small Businesses (up to a maximum of 20 employees)
Covid-19 refundable amount $200 excl GST
Group 6 Rainbow Tick Organisations
Covid-19 refundable amount $500 excl GST
Group 7 Commercial Enterprises and Businesses with 21 employees or more
Covid-19 refundable amount $500 excl GST

All fees exclude GST

NOTE: Parade entries will not be confirmed until full payment of any applicable registration or other fees has been made and RPA has approved your concept and messaging.

There is no maximum number of people permitted per parade entry; we wish to encourage maximum participation from within the rainbow communities and those who support us.

Only one motorized vehicle is permitted per group excluding scooters, electric bikes etc

Got a question?

If you’re still unsure about something then please get in touch. We aim to reply to all messages within 5 working days.

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