With the summer well on the way, a wide range of festivals are planned up and down the UK to bring people together and enjoy the hopefully sunny weather. If you’re intending to go to a gay pride event, there are a number taking place in the Midlands this year that promise a lot of fun for everyone.

The Birmingham Mail noted that the region’s pride festivals will begin over the bank holiday weekend in Birmingham, with its LGBT event taking place on 27 and 28 May in the city centre.

This is the biggest two-day gay pride event in the UK, with over 50,000 people expected to come to the city to enjoy music from the likes of Dua Lipa and Basement Jaxx, as well as a host of other artists across the various stages.

With so many people expected to hit the centre of Birmingham at the weekend, it’s likely that the organisers will have organised event plumbing to make sure it all runs smoothly.

Elsewhere around the Midlands, there are a host of other gay pride events coming up, including Coventry Pride in June, Walsall Pride in August, and Warwickshire Pride, also in August.

There’s also Leicester Pride at the beginning of September, which now draws in crowds of around 10,000 people, with 2,000 people taking part in the parade alone. The parades are a big part of these events, with the colourful costumes and striking floats a highlight for everyone attending – even if the sun doesn’t shine.