Crawley Borough Council has shown its support for the first ever Crawley Pride by painting two rainbow flags at the event site in Goffs Park.
The council, a partner for this weekend’s event, has painted a large Progress Pride flag on the main path in Goffs Park and a bench in the colours of the rainbow flag. The temporary artwork will last for approximately four weeks and a rainbow flag will also fly outside the Town Hall this weekend.
Crawley Pride is taking place in Goffs Park this bank holiday weekend, on Saturday and Sunday (28 and 29 August) from 11am-9.30pm on both days. Saturday is a festival day with drag acts, DJs, music and entertainment. Sunday is the community day, a more family-orientated event with local acts and music, plus a singalong film on the big screen in the evening.
A community fair with fairground rides, community stalls and lots of food will be open on both days and this area has free entry.
Cllr Michael Jones says "Crawley’s first ever Pride event is an important milestone for the town’s LGBTQU+ community and I’m delighted that we are supporting it in various ways, including the rainbow artwork. It’ll be a great spot for Pride selfies! This is a very exciting event for Crawley and I wish the organisers all the best for the weekend."