Situated in South Yorkshire about 50 miles southeast of the GLBT-popular city of Manchester, Sheffield sits at the confluence of five rivers and has seen a resurgence of late, as its formerly industrial districts have been transformed with new development and green spaces. Sheffield had been a major steel-producing center during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With the city's increasing cachet has come a more visible and dynamic gay scene, which gathers each year for Sheffield Gay Pride, typically in June or July - this year the event takes place July 6, 2013.
Sheffield's Pride celebration draws about 10,000 people and consists of a day-long festival on Saturday, July 6, from noon until 7 pm at Devonshire Green, on Division Street. Later in the evening, DJs lead a night of partying at O2 Academy concert venue (211 Stockwell Rd.).
Local gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Sheffield Pride. Check local resources, such as Sheffield Gay Scene online, for details. Also check out the Tourism Sheffield website, for general tourism information on the area.