Isle of Wight Pride

Three days of entertainment: 14-16 July 2023 Ryde, Isle of Wight

The entertainment will take place on Eastern Gardens starting on Friday night with a launch party.

On Saturday there will be a traditional parade in Ryde from noon, starting from Queens Road, down to West Street, Cross Street, Union Street and onto the Esplanade. The parade will finish next to the Acsensos Community Village on the seafront where all the afternoon and evening entertainment will take place.

The fun will continue Sunday with more entertainment with Pride Plus.

Full list of acts

Hovertravel helps launch a bigger and better Isle of Wight Pride

As a sponsor since 2017, Hovertravel promotes Isle of Wight Pride and is always looking to see how it can help attract an audience from beyond the Island. This year Hovertravel is extending its timetable into the night by adding two extra flights at 21:15 and 22:15 from Ryde on Saturday 16th July. The additional late flights are on sale now at

Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “Part of Pride is spreading awareness and making events attractive to all, so by operating additional flights we are giving people the opportunity to enjoy more time at Isle of Wight Pride and still enjoy the fastest way home at the end of their evening.

“Hovertravel is a champion for diversity and inclusivity so we are delighted to see the return of Isle of Wight Pride this year and alongside our commercial sponsorship, we are demonstrating that we can support the local community with extra, later hovercraft flights for high profile events on either side of the Solent.

I can also confirm that, as in previous years, Miss Jason will be on hand at our terminal in Southsea providing entertainment as the ‘Hover Hostess with Mostess’ on Saturday morning.”

Sponsor: Ryde Town Council

Ryde Town Council

Sponsor: Ascensos

Sponsor: Hovertravel

Sponsor: Wightlink

Sponsor: Hose Rhodes Dickson

Sponsor: Visit Isle of Wight

Sponsor: Unison


Sponsor: InnerSpaces


Sponsor: Southern Vectis

Sponsor: Apple Accountancy Limited

Apple Accounting Ltd