The rainbow pride flag flew proudly at Fair Day. Image: iStock

30th Brisbane Pride Fair Day Attracts Large Crowds

By Beau
Beau is the founder of Apollo Social. He recently relocated to Melbourne with his husband and has begun a love affair with the city.
Large crowds flocked to New Farm Park on Saturday to attend the special 30th anniversary of Brisbane Pride Fair Day.

The sun was shining over New Farm Park on Saturday as large crowds attended a special 30th anniversary Brisbane Pride Fair Day. Musicians, dancers and drag performers took to the stage to entertain the crowds in a full lineup of entertainment from 10AM to 3PM. Attendees also browsed stalls set up by various community groups, businesses and vendors.

The event is normally held in September, however it was postponed to November this year due to Covid. It was the first large-scale festival to be held in Queensland since March and one of only a few pride festivals around the world to go ahead this year.

The day was marred by typical problems with large festivals such as long lines to buy drinks. These problems are testament to the success in recent years of the increasing attendance of the event. However, organisers have their work cut out next year to resolve these teething problems.

This year's event marks 30 years since the first Brisbane Pride in 1990.

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