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Events

Head along and join in with any of these activities and celebrations being held by Porty locals.

🏳️‍🌈 Portobello Community Choir: Singing For Our Lives

Friday 17 June at 7pm - 8pm, The Cake Stand, The Prom

Come and learn some harmony songs with a focus on equality and rights for LGBTQ+ people, and to celebrate rights won.

All welcome - no singing experience needed.

Portobello Community Choir is open to anyone who likes to sing. We aim to joyfully connect with each other, the earth and the world around us through song.

🦮 Porty Pride Prom Dog Walk

Saturday 18 June at 11am, Prom end of King's Road (ending at Joppa bandstand)

There will be free dog biscuits! At the Joppa bandstand, have a chat with LGBTQ+ Oral History Project. Gogo Beets (165 Portobello High Street) is offering 10% off to anybody with a dog bandana from the event.

🏃‍♂️ 5K Beach Run with Good Time Running Club

Saturday 18 June at 11am, Outside Civerinos Prom Slice (47-49 Figgate Lane)

Meet for a Porty Pride 5K around the beach, with coffees, beers or pizzas afterward. Brightest / boldest outfit gets a drink on us!

🚮 Beach Clean with Keep Porty Tidy

Saturday 18 June at 11:30am, Keep Porty Tidy kit shed, Oscars on the Promenade

Keep Porty Tidy are excited to host this beach clean as part of the weekend's events!

All welcome, kit and soundtrack of tunes by LGBTQIA+ artists provided!

🛼 Roll Out & Proud with Lothian Roller Derby

Saturday 18 June at 1pm, Joppa bandstand (ending at King's Road)

All ages, identities, and wheely-vehicles welcome!

📽️ Meet the director - Section 28: A Forgotten Generation

Saturday 18 June at 1pm, Porty Library, 14 Rosefield Avenue

Sarah Drummond is the director of Section 28: A Forgotten Generation, a film sharing the experiences of children (now adults) and teachers impacted by Section 28.

The film is still in development, so come along to find out more about it and Section 28 more generally.

🏳️‍🌈 Towerbank School Fair

Saturday 18 June at 1pm - 3pm, Towerbank School, Figgate Bank (playground or gym, weather dependent)

Rainbow face painting, crafting and other stalls at the school.

🏊‍♂️ Sea Swim with Edinburgh Blue Balls

Saturday 18 June at 1:30pm, Bath Street (prom end)

Open to all abilities, identities and bodies (no balls required).

🥯 Bross Bagels Holey Garden

Saturday 18 June at 3pm, Bross Bagels (177 Portobello High Street)

DJs, cocktails and hot dogs in the Bross garden

🏊‍♂️ Sea Swim with Swim Freedom

Sunday 19 June at 11am, Bath Street (prom end)

Open to all abilities, identities and bodies.

🍕 Civerinos Beach Volleyball Tournament

Sunday 19 June at 12pm - 5pm, Prom Slice (47-49 Figgate Lane)

Civerinos will be serving a special Porty Pride Slice, pride cocktails & giveaway merch.

🏳️‍🌈 Family Street Party on Mentone Avenue

Sunday 19 June at 2pm - 6pm, Mentone Avenue

Inclusive, traffic-free community fair with music, stalls and activities for children.

🤫 Quiet Space at St Mark's

All weekend, St Mark's Church (287 Portobello High Street)

St Marks will provide a space during the weekend for anyone who needs a break from the excitement and would like some quiet.

Champions

These local businesses and community organisations will be in Pride mode all weekend long. Go and pay them a visit!