Herts Pride was a "well-attended brilliant success" according to event organisers.

The event at Watford's Cassiobury Park on Saturday, August 19, saw hundreds of people enjoying stalls, performances and a dog show in support of LGBTQ+ rights.

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It had sponsors such as CEX, Watford Community Housing and Watford Football Club to promote the event and help fund it.

Herts Pride secretary Clive Duffey said: “It was a great day and very well attended by people across Hertfordshire, we worked so hard to create this event and it was amazing to see the outcome."


Watford Observer: The Hornets had a stall at Pride.The Hornets had a stall at Pride. (Image: Watford Liberal Democrats)

The headline acts were The Honeyz, Clare Cordell and Mickey James alongside other performers.

Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: “It was great to attend Herts Pride once again this year. I always enjoy the inclusive party atmosphere and taking part in the celebrations, as well as spreading the important message that there is still work to do to achieve full equality."

Hertfordshire Constabulary attended as well as the fire service and other charities such as Girlguiding, East England Ambulance Service and Potential Kids.

Clive added: “The support we had from Watford Borough Council was amazing, this was the 11th year Pride happened in Hertfordshire and the mayor Peter Taylor has been so supportive and helpful when we were organising this year's event."

The event had food stalls and stalls for people to buy Pride-related items, but the main goal of the event was to "show the diversity of all races, genders, sexualities and religions of Hertfordshire", according to the event organisers. 

The dog show ran for the 4th year running, with 30 dogs taking part and 10 categories, with all winners receiving a goodie bag of dog treats and toys and the overall winner, which was a Bullmastiff, taking home the trophy. 

Clive added: "The dog show was great fun, all the dogs were cute and friendly. I can't wait for next years events, they will be as good, if not better than this years."