PRIDE organisers are set to welcome people from across the south coast for a city's first large-scale event.

Chichester Pride promises to be a fun, family-friendly event with a bouncy castle, face painting, and climbing wall, along with a selection of stalls and food and drink vendors to browse.

Dawn Gracie, who co-chairs Chichester Pride, said there will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

She said: "We have drag queens galore, musical theatre performers, a steel band and even the London Gay Men's chorus are visiting us to perform.

"It promises to be a lot of fun and a real spectacle.”

Venues across the city are also hosting their own after-Pride parties once the main festivities end, ensuring Pride celebrations continue well into the night.

Committee member Jonny Clines said: “We are really keen to support our local hospitality venues and they have put together some fantastic events for our Pride-goers to enjoy.

“It promises to be a day to remember in Chichester and we really hope people from across the region will join us.”

Chichester Pride’s other co-chair, Melissa Hamilton, said she is passionate about everyone in the area feeling welcome at the event.

She said: “We want to encourage everyone to attend, whether you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community or not.

“This is a chance for us all to celebrate the full diversity of our region and to come together to demonstrate our acceptance and tolerance of all individuals.”

Tickets and more information about the event on May 28 are available on the Chichester Pride website.

Pride in Brighton and Hove is returning for the first time in two years, with Christina Aguilera and Paloma Faith set to headline the event’s two-day concert at Preston Park.