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Frequently Asked Questions

Croydon PrideFest
Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get tickets?

Please visit this page to register for your free tickets. Please consider adding an optional donation and make sure you read the Important Event Information.
There will be no access to non-ticket holders 5 years of age or older and anyone under the age of 5 does not require a ticket.


What is the parade route?

The parade starts at 12:00 outside Marks & Spencer on North end and ends at Wandle Park at approximately 12:40.
Full details of the parade can be found here.


Can I join the parade?

Applications to join the parade are being accepted until 9th July.
Please see this page for further details and complete the form to sign up.


What are the start and end times for PrideFest in Wandle Park?

PrideFest opens at 12:00 and finishes after the final performer on the main stage at 21:00


Is there an afterparty?

Yes, this year we are excited to confirm the official Croydon PrideFest afterparty will be hosted by BoxPark Croydon. Trams from Wandle Park tram stop go direct to East Croydon station, with BoxPark less an 1 minute walk away.


Can I bring by own alcohol and/or soft drinks?

Our licensing conditions do not permit alcohol to be brought into the Croydon PrideFest venue.
There will be three bars within Wandle Park serving alcohol and other non-alcoholic beverages which accept cash, card, and contactless payments.
Water can be brought into Wandle Park but must be in a transparent sealed or original container, and you may be asked to open it in front of security staff.
We reserve the right to request the disposal of water prior to entry and bottled water is available to purchase beyond the entry point.
Strictly no glass will be allowed into Wandle Park and any glass found will be confiscated.


Can I bring a bag?

Security bag searches will be undertaken at PrideFest for your safety.
This may mean that queues could take a little longer than expected, but can be avoided if you do not need to bring a bag.
There will be no left luggage facility for any bags which are not permitted to be brought into the event.
We reserve the right to search any size bag at any time.


Can I bring my own sun shade, umbrellas, or chairs?

You are welcome to bring these items, but please be considerate when using them within the event.
For example, a sun shelter too close to one of the stages may block the view for others or cause an obstruction.
Please be prepared to cooperate with event staff if asked to relocate any items to ensure everyone has the best possible day.


Can I bring my dog?

Dogs and other pets are not permitted within the Croydon PrideFest site, with the exception of assistance dogs and service animals.


Who is performing at PrideFest?

Please visit our Performers page for details of the acts performing on our stages.


What food and drink options will be available at PrideFest?

There will be three bars at PrideFest, complimented by a host of independent supporters providing a wide range of cuisine and beverages.
Please see the Stallholders page for full details.


Will there be stalls selling products or providing information about community organisations, charities, and causes at PrideFest?

There will be a huge variety of stallholders supporting us this year.
Please see the Stallholders page for full details.


I plan to drive to PrideFest, where can I park?

There is no parking at Wandle Park nor around the surrounding streets.
If you require disabled parking please email [email protected], but be advised that spaces are limited and subject to availability.
Croydon Town Centre has several multi-storey car public car parks, which are a short walk from Wandle Park.


How can I get to Wandle Park by public transport?

Wandle Park tram stop is the closest stop to the park and several bus routes have stops close by.
For the best route, use the Transport For London Journey Planner, specifying the roads and postcodes below for your preferred entrance to the park.


What is the address of Wandle Park?

Wandle Park is accessible from four different entrances.


My question isn’t listed on this page

Please send us a message on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or send us an email to [email protected] and one of our volunteers will be happy to help you.

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