Dunedin Pride Month 2024

Pride Month 2024 is here!

We're super excited to offer a lineup of fabulous events for our local takatāpui and rainbow community.

Dunedin Pride Month is about coming together and connecting as a community as we celebrate the beautiful things that are queerness and queer people, in our city. It's your chance to get out and explore all that rainbow Dunedin has to offer. 


Fringe x Pride hub

Fringe x Pride Hub | Dunedin Community Gallery at 26 Princes St
 | In partnership with Dunedin Fringe

Running Wednesday-Saturday during March 14th-24th, number 26 Princes St is becoming the Fringe x Pride Hub. Drop in for a hot drink and a chat, hang out and make some art, or check out a scheduled Dunedin Pride Month event!

Event Calendar

Saturday 2nd

Dunedin Pride Month Opening Picnic | Woodhaugh Gardens | 1-5pm

Inviting all our local takatāpui, LGBTQIA+ and rainbow community to a special launch of Dunedin Pride Month 2024! Get immersed in Pride and meet peers across our city as we kick off the festival. You'll also get to meet the Dunedin Pride team!

Toitu Signature Quilt session Toitu Museum | 10am-2pm

Participate in a drop-in quilting session where individuals, regardless of quilting experience, can design and contribute their own pride panel. The session provides an opportunity to learn basic embroidery techniques or express creativity using fabric paint and pens. Each panel serves as a canvas to share personal narratives, pay tribute to significant individuals, or celebrate being part of the rainbow community. All crafted squares will be collected and woven into the Dunedin Pride Community 2024 Quilt, showcasing a collective tapestry of diverse stories and experiences.

Wild Pride Walk | Woodhaugh Gardens | 10:15am

Leaving from Woodhaugh Gardens near the George street entrance at 10:30am, join local group Wild Women Walking in their group walk along the upper Leith and Ross Creek. With a route flexible for all levels of ability and experience, there are always options to split off to one of the local cafes along the route or continue on through!

Friday 8th

Trans Healthcare Seminar | Dunningham Suite, Dunedin Public Libraries | 5:30-7:30pm

Join us for an info evening and workshop on Trans and Queer healthcare essentials. Held in the Dunningham Suite in the Dunedin Public Library, this event (sponsored by Untag, Fit4Usolutions and The Fitting Room) is a chance for anyone to learn about navigating medical transitions, accessing inclusive care, or have a Q+A with local healthcare professionals in a safe space.
Note: This seminar may contain sensitive topics or themes.

Traverse: Exhibition launch Tuhura Otago Museum | 5:30-7:30pm

Please join us for an evening of celebration as we unveil our latest exhibition, "Traverse – Narrating Identity Within Queer Spaces" by photographer David K Shields. This groundbreaking showcase captures the essence of Aotearoa New Zealand's vibrant queer community in all its diversity and splendour.
Enjoy light drinks and nibbles as you traverse through the captivating portraits, each a testament to the unique and unapologetic expressions of queer identity. From bold statements to subtle nuances, Shields' lens reveals the rich tapestry of experiences within our community.
David K Shields, esteemed fashion photographer and recent graduate with First Class Honours from Elam, University of Auckland, brings his passion for storytelling to the forefront with "Traverse." His commitment to amplifying diverse voices has earned him recognition as a pioneer in the realm of visual storytelling.
Join us in partnership with Dunedin Pride. Let's shape narratives, ignite conversations, and celebrate the kaleidoscope of identities that make our community so extraordinary.
5.30pm, Friday 8 March
Tūhura Otago Museum
Please RSVP by Friday 1 March at the ticketing link here.

Saturday 9th

Toitu Photobooth | Toitu Museum | 2-3pm

Celebrate Pride Month at Toitū's Smith Gallery by capturing your essence in pocket-sized portraits at our photo booth session. Historically, photobooths have provided a safe haven for the rainbow community to authentically express themselves, whether as individuals or couples. Join this drop-in photo session to honour the ancestors and elders who paved the way, embracing and celebrating our heritage.

Vogue Dance Workshop | RASA Dance studio, King Edward Court | 3-5pm

Dunedin pride is hosting its first ever Vogue Dance workshop where we will be learning how vogue was invented in the ballroom scene followed by an introduction to the 5 elements of vogue being hand performance, catwalk, spins and dips, duckwalk and floor performance. No prior knowledge is required just bring a can do attitude and wear something that you can move freely in. P.s bring a pair of socks with you!

Tickets available here.

Sunday 10th

Rainbow Story Time | Dunedin Public Libraries | 12-1pm

Welcome to Dunedin Pride's first Rainbow Story Time! Enjoy readings by local drag performer Ann Arkii in the children's section of our local library.

Queer Church Service | St Paul's Cathedral | 7pm

Join us for our annual queer-friendly church service. A non-denotational celebration and affirmation of the queer community hosted by St Paul's cathedral featuring readings, music and activities. Welcome to all ages and faiths!

Monday 11th

Assigned Male Comics | Dunningham Suite | 5:30-8pm

Details coming soon!

Thursday 14th

Guided Tour on Ethel Walker and Imogen Taylor | Dunedin Public Art Gallery | Discussion 5:30-6pm, Portrait session 6pm-6:30pm

In support of Dunedin Pride Month 2024 DPAG Curator Lucy Hammonds will lead a relaxed guided tour. This tour will look at an artwork by Dame Ethel Walker (1861 – 1951), a Scottish painter who is now celebrated as one of the earliest lesbian artists of her time to explore sexuality openly in her artworksAttendees will view Walker’s work alongside that of Imogen Taylor, a painter based in Tāmaki Makaurau and a former Frances Hodgkins Fellow, whose painting Another word for Abyss (2019) sets out to queer the straight edges of modernist abstraction. Both artworks are cared for in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection and are on show in our current exhibition Huikaau – where currents meet.

After the talk try your hand at live portraiture! Take inspiration from Walker’s portraiture style, and try sketching a live portrait of a friend, a date or a willing stranger. Or test your patience and try out being the one sitting for a portrait. All materials provided, bring your own if you prefer.

Friday 15th

Ethnic Rainbow Alliance Hang Out | Fringe x Pride hub | 4-7pm

Come hang out with Dunedin Pride and Ethnic Rainbow Alliance! We'll have food, drinks, games and fun for the evening to celebrate our community and form some new networks and friendships!

SoliloQueens & Kings | Te Whare o Rukutia | 9:30-11pm

Our next instalment in our annual Drag Night - join us and experience the magic as five local drag queens and kings take the stage! Hosted by Ann Arkii, tickets available here.

Saturday 16th

Arts & Crafts day | Fringe x Pride hub | 2-5pm

Welcome to the Fringe x Pride hub! Feel free to bring your latest project or start your next in our quiet community space, and enjoy a snack while you're at it! 

Sunday 17th

Queer Leaders Panel - round 1! | Fringe x Pride hub | 6-8pm

Join us in the hub and hear from some of our local and national leaders. Sunday session includes:

Professor Chris Brickell, Professor of Gender Studies at University of Otago.

Deputy Mayor Rohan O’Neill-Stevens, Deputy Mayor of Nelson City Council.

Gina Dao-McLay, Community and Charity Organiser

Kayli Taylor, Writer and Researcher.

Tickets available here.

Monday 18th

Queer Leaders Panel - round two! | Fringe x Pride hub | 6-8pm

Join us in the hub and hear from some of our local and national queer leaders. Monday's session includes:

Prof Elizabeth Kerekere, takatāpui scholar and former MP.

Jessica Hinerangi T.C. (Māori Mermaid).

Sol Parsons, drag artist (Ann Arkii) and organiser.

Professor Sally Shaw, Professor of Sports Management at University of Otago.

Tickets available here.

Wednesday 20th

Dungeons & Dragons and Board Games night | Dunedin Models & Games store, 110 Moray Place | 6-10pm

Our second annual Dungeons And Dragons & Board Games night is a great opportunity to learn a new game, host some competition with your mates or make some new friends!


Thursday 21st

Infrastructure Networking & Get-Together | ADJO Cafe, 333 George Street | 5:15pm

Come and meet with other members of the community working in or studying in the Infrastructure Industry (Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Surveying, Construction, etc) and celebrate rainbow diversity and inclusion at work. Open to any rainbow, queer, and Takatāpui folks, and their allies.

Proudly brought to you by WSP, Beca, Stantec & Dunedin Pride.

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverage per person and snacks.  Additional drinks and food available to purchase.

Wheelchair accessible.

Tickets available here.

Saturday 23rd

Inside Out hosts Q'd Up | Fringe x Pride hub | 1-4pm

Inside Out hosts their regular Youth event here in the hub! A great chance to engage with some local leaders, make some new friends or hear about all of the things we've got one throughout the year!

Poetry Open Mic Night | Fringe x Pride hub | 5-7pm

Our second annual Poetry night & Open Mic is your opportunity to write some new pieces, share your favourites or hear each other's work! Come along, share some writing, and make some friends!

Tickets available here.

Sunday 24th

Woof! Party | Woof! | Time TBC

Join in on the party! Whether you're fresh from the Fringe awards night or just looking for a space to have some fun, Our friends at Woof! have got you covered!

Tickets coming soon!

Tuesday 26th

Toitu Toddler Time | Toitu museum | 10-11am

Bring your babies, toddlers and under-fives into Toitū for Toddler Time!

Start story time with Josephine, our beloved locomotive, then make tracks into the museum for an interactive adventure. Come ready to boogie with a child friendly tour throughout the museum, finishing our grand expedition with craft and play in the NZR kid’s area.

 Welcoming Rainbow families this month to join us from a colourful themed adventure.

Thursday 28th

Pride Month Closing Event & Farewell | Lan Yuan Chinese Garden | 5-8pm

Share in some food and help us see out Pride Month. Hosted by our friends at Toitu, we'll have the chance to relfect on Pride Month and share our highlights and memories.


    Celebrate pride at our monthly PRIDE NIGHT events on the last Friday of every month 🌈

    Free, all ages, inclusive, safe and accessible.

    Pride Night details are posted on social media, so give us a follow @DunedinPride

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