22 of the best pictures of town celebrating Suffolk Pride

Ipswich Pride 2022. Pictures: Brittany Woodman

The sea of colour has returned to Ipswich's streets - Credit: Brittany Woodman

As Suffolk Pride gets underway in Ipswich, a sea of colour has returned to the town's streets. 

Two women in brightly coloured clothing

This was the third time Ipswich had celebrated the parade - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

The event, which is now in its third year, held its most accessible event yet. 

Ipswich Pride 2022. Pictures: Brittany Woodman

The event was divided into three stages around the Waterfront - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

It was divided into three stages around the Waterfront, with two designated safe/quiet places for those who wanted to be involved away from the crowds.

Lucy Edwards, head of access and inclusion said: "Seeing the strength and diversity of our community made Suffolk Pride 2022 one of the happiest days of my life.

"I'm so proud of what our amazing team has managed to achieve in making the biggest, most diverse and most accessible Suffolk Pride yet and I can't wait to see what the next year will bring for Suffolk Pride. "

Ipswich Pride 2022. Pictures: Brittany Woodman

There were designated quiet places for those who wanted to enjoy the event, but avoid the crowds - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

The Main Stage on the Waterfront had some of the best musicians and dancers in the country.

It featured a dedicated viewing area for people with disabilities, alongside stalls selling local produce, food and drinks. 

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

The Arts Stage at the University of Suffolk hosted poets, speakers and a Disability and Queerness Panel. 

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Ipswich Pride 2022. Pictures: Brittany Woodman

There were numerous stalls selling a variety of food and drink - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

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The Youth Stage at the Hold hosted drag, music performances and two open mic sessions. 

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Suffolk Pride 2022

Suffolk Pride 2022 - Credit: Brittany Woodman

Boom Battle Bar in the Ipswich Buttermarket will be hosting the official afterparty, with four different and varied performances.  

Ticket sales from the event will go towards next year's pride event.

Darah Briscomb, co-chair of Suffolk Pride said: “It was beautiful to see the Waterfront come alive with Queer joy and love for one another.

"The supportive environment throughout the day was phenominal and despite a few hiccups we managed to pull together a wonderfully diverse group of people.”