We have some frequently asked questions below that may help you with our first ever Deal Pride event.

When is Deal Pride 2024?

Saturday, 13th July 2024

March – registration for ticket holders only opens at 9am. March starts at 11am.

Party on the Green – stalls will be ready from 11am on Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer. The party will start with live performances from the Bandstand from 12pm.

Do I need a ticket?

March Tickets: You will need a ticket for the March which will be limited to 500 people maximum. All March tickets have been allocated. If you have a ticket for the March it will lead you right into the centre of the Party on the Green.

Party on the Green Tickets: just turn up and enjoy. If you have already got a ticket don’t worry. Just turn up. We needed to know numbers which is why we wanted you to sign up.

How can I get to Deal Pride?

March: If you have a ticket for the march, you will need to meet for registration at Alfred Square, Deal, Kent. Registration opens at 9am and the march will leave Alfred Square at 11am.

Party on the Green: The Party on the Green will be on Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7DY.

You can get to Deal by train, operated by Southeastern. There are two stations being Walmer and Deal however, Deal station will be the closest.

By bus: You can also use Stagecoach buses. Details of the services available can be found on their website and we are super excited that Stagecoach are one of our sponsors. Visit their website to check their timetable by clicking here.

Deal has plenty of car parks but we would ask that you use public transport where possible and enjoy the walk to us.

Where can I park?

We would recommend you get to us via public transport, but should you need to drive to us, there is some on-street parking along The Strand and surrounding roads. Please be mindful that these roads are residential and please park responsibly.

There is a large car park down towards Walmer Castle, there is also a car park at Deal Castle and one in Canada road. Other car parks are available in and around Deal and details can be found on the Dover District Council website.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that you have parked legally and you have paid any appropriate fee for parking.

Click here for Dover District Council website for detailed information about parking.

There is no parking on Walmer Green.

Will the event be open to everyone?

The Party on the Green will be accessible to all. We don’t agree with hiding us all behind fences and boards. We want to be open and inclusive. We have decided to allow everyone to enjoy our Party whether you have secured yourself a free ticket or you are just passing by, we want you all to have fun and enjoy. All we ask is that you respect the neighbouring properties and businesses and enjoy the day and please take your rubbish home with you or use one of the bins provided.

Children are also welcome but we ask that anyone under the age of 16 be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Can I bring a picnic?

Of course we want you to bring your own food and drink but don’t forget we will have plenty of food and drink stalls at our event which we hope you will support. We want our event to showcase local businesses and we think it would be great if you could support them with us.

Are toilets available?

Details to be confirmed.

What is the March?

  • Registration opens 9am and closes at 10.30am – Alfred Square, Deal, Kent (you will need to have a ticket for the March – all March tickets have now been allocated).
  • The March
    • Alfred Square along The High Street
    • Turn left into King Street
    • At the top of King Street, turn right on to Beach Street
    • Travel along Beach Street and Prince of Wales Terrace
    • Continue along the promenade, past Deal Castle, Hut 55, The Paddling Pool and Adventure Golf
    • The March will arrive on Walmer Green by the Bandstand for approximately 11.45am where we enjoy the Party on the Green.

There will be no vehicles or floats in the march.

If you are taking part in the March, you will need a wristband and numbers will be limited to 500 maximum. We will open up booking for these soon. Watch this space.

Please also come as colourful as you can.

What is the route of the March?

  • Alfred Square along The High Street
  • Turn left into King Street
  • At the top of King Street, turn right on to Beach Street
  • Travel along Beach Street and Prince of Wales Terrace
  • Continue along the promenade, past Deal Castle, Hut 55, The Paddling Pool and Adventure Golf
  • The March will arrive on Walmer Green by the Bandstand for approximately 11.45am where we enjoy the Party on the Green.

Are vehicles allowed on the March?

Vehicles will not be allowed on the March. We want it to be people on foot only.

What can I bring to the March?

Bring all the rainbows and love hearts. This year our theme is #LeadwithLove. All we ask is that your plaquards and messages are family friendly. Be proud and #LeadwithLove.

Where is the March registration?

Registration for the March will be at Alfred Square, Deal. Registration opens at 9am and closes at 10.30. Only those who have secured a ticket or are booked through a sponsor or community stall can take part. All March tickets have now been allocated.

Where can I put my rubbish?

There will be some bins but we would ask you to take your own rubbish with you and dispose of responsibly.

Will there be food and drink for sale?

We are pleased to have with us plenty of food and drink vendors who are local businesses which will include the following: –

Details of vendors will be shown soon.

Will I need cash?

We will have various vendors on site who are all local and may not have a facility for taking card payments. We would recommend you bring cash as well as your cards just in case. The nearest cash machine is South Street, Deal.

Who will be performing on the bandstand?

Details to be confirmed.

What happens after the party?

The Party on the Green will finish at 5pm. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of local venues where you will be able to experience the best that Deal and Walmer has to offer. Please remember to take your rubbish home with you.

Can I make a donation?

Deal Pride is funded entirely by donations and sponsorship. We are a small team of volunteers and rely on your support to make the entire event happen. Please support us much as you can!

You can make a donation on our gofundme page.

Will there be other events?

We will be arranging plenty of other events during the year. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date or check back on this website where we will post our events. You can also see our gallery from our past events.

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